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Re: solar well pump

Postby Brute 23 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:37 pm

Our wells my be drilled to 80-100' but you only need a pump debth half that to pump water, especially for livestock. We pull a lot of them by hand. That really helps on the cost.
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Re: solar well pump

Postby Chocolate Cow » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:28 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
greybeard wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Oh don't think that price would work for me running wire to a pumps alot cheaper.

Wind is free (for now) But, price a windmill and mast (and while you're at it, price the costs associated with repairing one the vanes have been ripped off of by the wind and cost of keeping the transmission repaired)
It's the reason so many folks have converted their windmills to solar.


My windmill guy told me a completely rebuilt head installed would be $4,000.
Then, someone has to crawl up that tower every year to oil it.
There is nearly nothing I hate more than to check water and find a windmill not working. Pump rod separated,maybe leathers shot or a hole in the pipe. Galvanized 1 1/4" well pipe is crazy expensive. Last I bought was expensive and imported. Lightening hit a windmill of mine a few years ago. Killed a cow standing beside it and blew the bottom out of the cylinder. And, cylinders are at least $400.
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Re: solar well pump

Postby greybeard » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:40 pm

Yep, years ago, I worked for aermotor San Angelo for awhile. Nothing inexpensive about them.
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Re: solar well pump

Postby rnh2 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:25 am

Check with NRCS. They did have program where they reimburse you after you install solar
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Re: solar well pump

Postby Big T » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:38 am

This is what I done. Solar to charge the batteries. Power inverter to go from 12 volt to 120 volts ac and a grundfo pump. I have 2 of these and they work great.

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Re: solar well pump

Postby ddd75 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:39 am

Big T wrote:This is what I done. Solar to charge the batteries. Power inverter to go from 12 volt to 120 volts ac and a grundfo pump. I have 2 of these and they work great.

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looks nice.. what is the white box top left? charge controller?

what depth are you pumping at? How many gpm are you averaging?
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Re: solar well pump

Postby Big T » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:12 pm

Charge controller. This well is shallow about 20 ft. But I have about 3000 foot of water line. It's a 10 gpm pump but I haven't checked it to be sure.
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Re: solar well pump

Postby ddd75 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:36 pm

Big T wrote:Charge controller. This well is shallow about 20 ft. But I have about 3000 foot of water line. It's a 10 gpm pump but I haven't checked it to be sure.

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thanks for posting the pics. nice setup
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Re: solar well pump

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:24 pm

When I had the ranch in Woods county OK I bought Robison solar pump. It was fairly cheap in comparison but I was at 80' to water.
300-600' is a whole nother deal.
You might call them and save some money
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Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:42 pm

rnh2 wrote:Check with NRCS. They did have program where they reimburse you after you install solar


thanks I will check into it
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Re: solar well pump

Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:43 pm

Big T wrote:This is what I done. Solar to charge the batteries. Power inverter to go from 12 volt to 120 volts ac and a grundfo pump. I have 2 of these and they work great.

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thanks for posting
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Re: solar well pump

Postby skyhightree1 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:50 pm

Cross-7 wrote:When I had the ranch in Woods county OK I bought Robison solar pump. It was fairly cheap in comparison but I was at 80' to water.
300-600' is a whole nother deal.
You might call them and save some money


Yea the wells are that deep just because I don't want to hopefully have any dry up... When drilling the wells was was hit around 18 feet for most of them or close to that.
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Re: solar well pump

Postby ddd75 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:03 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
Cross-7 wrote:When I had the ranch in Woods county OK I bought Robison solar pump. It was fairly cheap in comparison but I was at 80' to water.
300-600' is a whole nother deal.
You might call them and save some money


Yea the wells are that deep just because I don't want to hopefully have any dry up... When drilling the wells was was hit around 18 feet for most of them or close to that.



crazy :lol2:
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Re: solar well pump

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:00 am

ddd75 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
Cross-7 wrote:When I had the ranch in Woods county OK I bought Robison solar pump. It was fairly cheap in comparison but I was at 80' to water.
300-600' is a whole nother deal.
You might call them and save some money


Yea the wells are that deep just because I don't want to hopefully have any dry up... When drilling the wells was was hit around 18 feet for most of them or close to that.



crazy :lol2:


how far do you have to go to get water?
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Re: solar well pump

Postby ddd75 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:10 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
ddd75 wrote:
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Yea the wells are that deep just because I don't want to hopefully have any dry up... When drilling the wells was was hit around 18 feet for most of them or close to that.



crazy :lol2:


how far do you have to go to get water?



this guy at my place i bought had all the well drilling equipment. I have water at 40' and the pump is sitting at 195'. Not sure how deep it is. The well guys told me most are 60 - 80' deep around here. Have another one on the property that was hand dug and he drilled it also it looks like. I need to get that one up and running.
We're very close to a very clean large aquifer. Water will never be a problem.
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