Pump Size

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  1. gooserslucer

    gooserslucer Senior Refuge Member

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    No rocket scientist here or even hydraulics engineer, but I do sell alot of pumps. Seems to me you have dismissed the origional 2" pump on a false premise. 150 gpm = 60 x 150= 9000 gph. If the origional 975,000 gal required to fill is correct then 975,000 divided by 9000 gph = 108.3 hours. Add a couple more because pumps don't usually pump at full capacity with hoses and fittings added and you have a few days and not weeks.

    If I were going to buy a pump I would get at least a 2" one with 5 or 6 hp engine. Then you are talking about 180 to 200 gpm. Banjo makes a 3" pump that works off a 6.5 hp Honda and pumps up to 293 gpm. That is over 17,000 gph. These pumps can be bought between $700 and $800. 2" models with Chinese 5.5 hp clones can be bought for $225 to $300.

    Good luck with your pond.

    Mike
     
  2. knees

    knees Elite Refuge Member

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    At 150 gpm you would be correct (9000 gph). But he came back and said it was 900 gph and he's an engineer--so I'm certainly not qualified to question it.

    I will say that a 2" pump only delivering 900 gph seems awfully low?
     
  3. Mr. Lee

    Mr. Lee Elite Refuge Member

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    It sounds like he will only need to pump up 1 acre as the rest .75 holds water in the fall.

    You could get a 3 in semi-trash pump with an 8 hour run time from northern tool for $569.00. Pumps 15,000 gallons an hour. You could fill er up in a day or two( 6inches depth)

    at least on paper:)
     
  4. gilzowg

    gilzowg Elite Refuge Member

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    The 2" that I was looking at had a 9000 GPH rate...I recognized the mistake, but didn't correct it.

    I ended up purchasing a 4" semi trash pump that has a 427 GPM capacity...looking at the pump curve and the distance I have to pump, I expect to get around 340+ GPM. At that rate, it should take about 30-35 hours to fill the levee.

    Thanks for everyones help.
     
  5. PaulinKansas

    PaulinKansas Elite Refuge Member

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    More like $102.00 plus tax.

    I bought one from Harbor Freight last month to put on a tiller. I used one of their "20% off any single item" coupons that come in the NRA magazine.
     
  6. gilzowg

    gilzowg Elite Refuge Member

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    Well, I pumped the food plot I made and it took much longer than I thought it would. It has been really dry this year and the ground just soaked up the water.

    I learned a few things...
    1. I need to work on my string level skills (levee was too low in the back and too high in the front)
    2. I need a bigger gas tank for my pump. (Has anyone on here added a gas tank to their pump?...if so, can you provide some instructions/guidance on how to do this and where to get a tank. My pump is gravity fed.)
    3. Expect everything to take twice as long to do as you think it will.
    4. I need to reduce the size of the hole I leave as open water (ducks land too far away)
    5. I should have put the pipe in the ground prior to building the levee.:doh
    6. Building a hole is a lot of fun, but is also a lot of work.
    7. Next year it is going to be twice the size it is now.:yes

    Thanks for all of the advise...it has been a huge help.
     
  7. Cappy_TX

    Cappy_TX Elite Refuge Member

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    You've left out the most important part of the report!













    Have you killed any ducks there yet?

    ;)
     
  8. gilzowg

    gilzowg Elite Refuge Member

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    With my work schedule, I didn't get the pond full of water when I wanted and I have only hunted it twice. I was by myself and I killed 3 each time...probably should have killed 4 or 5, but that is always the case with me. Only wood ducks and gadwalls so far, but I did scare about 10 mallards off of it this afternoon.

    I am off for two weeks starting Wed and I plan on hunting as many days as I can...I will probably get to hunt this new pond 3 times during my time off and I will hopefully have a good report for you after that.
     
  9. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Good for you, I hope you get to hunt some more.
     
  10. smashdn

    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    It already sounds like a success and knowing now what you didn't when you first started I am sure it will be even better next year.

    Search around in the boats, blinds, and gadgets forum for adding an auxilliary tank to stuff. I think it was in one of the ice eater threads where someone added it to a generator they were using to run their ice eater overnight.

    WE NEED MORE PICTURES! :reader
     

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