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Old 02-14-2020, 07:54 AM   #1
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So I have a old well casing 3-4 inch and don't have power out in the middle of my property and wanna get it going any suggestions on solar pumps and equipment and how hard it will be to get going? located in the George West area.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:26 AM   #2
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My dad has a similar situation, in for some suggestions!
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:39 AM   #3
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PM Hunter_Man, he always has solar well setups for sale.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:40 AM   #4
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I’d call a well guy in your area and have them get an estimate. If all they have to do is drop a pump in the hole it should be pretty easy. Get a good pump like a franklin, goulds, or grundfos.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:17 PM   #5
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I’d call a well guy in your area and have them get an estimate. If all they have to do is drop a pump in the hole it should be pretty easy. Get a good pump like a franklin, goulds, or grundfos.
I did and the guy wanted 8G wayyy to much for me, figured I could do it myself for less.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:20 AM   #6
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We did a couple on our place. Not sure what other projects you are looking at, but I would encourage a call to your NRCS agent and see if there are some grants/programs you can get into for improvement projects, with water being the primary focus and practice for range improvement.

On ours, we have a 6gpm pump that is fantastic, and it handles deep well, storage tanks and long feeder line.

Give SW TX Solar in Eldorado a call and see what you can do.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:21 AM   #7
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At minimum, as I am sure you have already thought, you can get an equipment spec sheet, and see what you can accomplish on your own.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:49 AM   #8
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I would rent an air compressor and blow it good to see how much water is there .
If its an old well the screen is going to be pretty clog up
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:02 PM   #9
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I would drop a line down the casing to gauge how deep the well is. This should also tell you where the water line is , if the casing is clear to drop a pump and at what depth.
Nine years ago I went online, bought a complete kit, followed the instructions and it’s still pumping to this day. I installed a switch so it would not pump all the time and waste water.
Good luck.
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Old 03-02-2020, 07:26 PM   #10
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In on this, we are in the same situation. Was quoted 8,500-10,500 depending on how much I wanted to pump per day.
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:34 PM   #11
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Where is your water table and well depth and how much water would you like to pump a minute ?


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Old 03-03-2020, 01:42 PM   #12
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Where is your water table and well depth and how much water would you like to pump a minute ?


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Our water table is between 16-20'. I would like to pump between 1,000-2,000 per day.
How much should this cost? Is it easy to set-up yourself instead of paying for it to be done by a professional?
Well depth is just under 400' i believe.

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Old 03-08-2020, 09:04 AM   #13
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I will have a shipment of solar well pumps coming in about 10 days! Drop me a line at 325-305-6064 if you’re interested. Pump kids are 700$.
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Old 03-08-2020, 09:45 AM   #14
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I will have a shipment of solar well pumps coming in about 10 days! Drop me a line at 325-305-6064 if you’re interested. Pump kids are 700$.
Can solar pump work on a 130ft well? Not hijacking thread, just a question.

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Old 03-08-2020, 11:50 AM   #15
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I will have a shipment of solar well pumps coming in about 10 days! Drop me a line at 325-305-6064 if you’re interested. Pump kids are 700$.
Very interested, PM sent.
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Old 03-10-2020, 06:47 PM   #16
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Can solar pump work on a 130ft well? Not hijacking thread, just a question.

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Absolutely they can! Max depth on the units I sell is 250 foot. I personally have one set at 135 foot been running strong for 3 years!!
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