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Altering an old water supply

Postby Barry King » Wed May 20, 2009 2:42 pm

[size=18]Hello kind people, please help us with a desperate problem.[/size] We live in the country in a place that is 100 years behind the times, and we use a well for our water supply. The well is roughly 9 metres from the house and 1 metre below a supply pipe and 3 phase motor inside.

We need to get water without using any motor, which wakes us at night and costs my pension. Water is 10 centimetres below the top of a 29 cms plastic pipe that sticks up in our concrete floor, so water is nearly there.

Can we create a vacuum so that the tank fills or is there any other way to ditch this orrible noisy motor.

Please help if you can
Warmest wishes Barry
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Simply Build It

Postby acsimpson » Thu May 21, 2009 9:43 am

Water will only flow down hill unless you push it up hill. To do this you would need some sort of pump. I guess you could remove the motor and pump it by hand. You could also install a tank at the top of the system and then put the pump on timer so that it will only run during the day when the tank needs topped up.
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