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Irrigation pump questions
« on: April 18, 2016, 01:58:31 PM »
Looking to expand the plastic mulch this year and with that irrigation. However with out water or electric near the new location I am questioning what I may need to look for in regards to pumping the water and possible injector for fertilizer. Any thoughts? I can bring water to the location but for now I have a small Wayne 12 volt pump that has done very well. I don't have a gravity system in place yet otherwise I would pump to that and fill that and let it run off that. The 12 volt pump I have is really only meant to run for short times. What I need is to pump for an couple three hrs every day. What is it that I am looking for? Anyone? Before I go to the big trouble of plastic and drip tape I need to get this figured out.

Here's the pump I have now.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200352044_200352044

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Re: Irrigation pump questions
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 06:09:26 PM »
Gravity will work into drip with a tank just sitting on a wagon. If you have any elevation at all it works great. How big an area are you trying to do?
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Re: Irrigation pump questions
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 01:49:52 PM »
Not sure what your asking on "how big" but I'll try to answer. I have about 1/2 acre to work this into this year or some 12 to 15 rows 200'-250' long. The field is on a small slope but nothing that I can build up pressure on. I have two 55 gal spray tanks on a cart that I thought I'd bring the water in and pump off of 2-3 rows at a time ought to kill a night or two and give the plants plenty of water. However this pump needs to run like an hr or so, so I can get that water to the plants. Hope this helps.

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Re: Irrigation pump questions
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 09:56:46 AM »
You may have already found the pump you were asking about. If not you might look into a bilge pump at Wallmart or any marine dealer. They are cheap and you can get them with up to 1000 gph....if I recall correctly. Just hook the alligator clips onto a 12V battery and pump away. They pump all day in a boat bilge or live well and last a long time.
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Re: Irrigation pump questions
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 12:26:38 PM »
Not sure what your asking on "how big" but I'll try to answer. I have about 1/2 acre to work this into this year or some 12 to 15 rows 200'-250' long. The field is on a small slope but nothing that I can build up pressure on. I have two 55 gal spray tanks on a cart that I thought I'd bring the water in and pump off of 2-3 rows at a time ought to kill a night or two and give the plants plenty of water. However this pump needs to run like an hr or so, so I can get that water to the plants. Hope this helps.
Set a tank on a wagon at the highest point. Drip will work on just 4ft elevation change. And I have an ejector that will work on .3gpm. When you live around Amish it becomes easy to solve problems of no power. They irrigate huge fields with gravity.
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