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Re: New water hole

Postby kenny thomas » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:41 am

I love that idea. So the solar pump is only pumping a few ft? Great idea
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Re: New water hole

Postby Silver » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:50 am

kenny thomas wrote:I love that idea. So the solar pump is only pumping a few ft? Great idea


Yes, it pumps straight up into the bowl, when they step away from the bowl the motion sensor shuts the pump off and the water falls back down into the well. It's just a bilge pump, draws about 8 amps at 24 volts.
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Re: New water hole

Postby bball » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:02 pm

Silver wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:I'm assuming you pump from benieth the ice in the winter?


Yes, well actually I won't pump out of the pond, I'll trench a deep water line from the pond to the bottom of the 36" x 20' culvert that will be the base of my trough. The water level in the dugout will just equalize in the culvert. I will pump up from the culvert into the trough.


Thanks for the link. The powerpoint is pretty interesting. The whole system is genius
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Re: New water hole

Postby Silver » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:06 pm

Got the trench dug today. About 120 feet of trench, 15 feet deep
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And set the base for the trough
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Got it back filled too. Just want to add a bit more hose on the dugout side and attach float and weight to the line in case I want to get a hold of it one day. Should get parts tomorrow. Then I can start pumping water in, and set up the solar system.
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Re: New water hole

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:33 am

Thanks for sharing! Pretty cool project. Let's see it when the pond is full.
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