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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

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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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Re: New water hole

Postby Silver » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:48 pm

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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:53 pm

Wow, that didn't take long.
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Re: New water hole

Postby Silver » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:18 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Wow, that didn't take long.


I plumbed a 10 gallon gas drum into my 3" pump and topped it up twice a day. The pump ran for 100 hours straight.
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Re: New water hole

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:36 pm

Man, a new pond and a new shop! You must be living right!
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Re: New water hole

Postby ClinchValley » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:50 pm

Beautiful soil.
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Re: New water hole

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:44 pm

NonTypicalCPA wrote:Man, a new pond and a new shop! You must be living right!

I was sitting here thinking the same thing.
Good for you Silver.
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Re: New water hole

Postby 1982vett » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:00 pm

Silver wrote: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.

Trying to get my head around a 15 ft deep trench that doesn’t sluff off.....
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Re: New water hole

Postby Silver » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:50 pm

1982vett wrote:Trying to get my head around a 15 ft deep trench that doesn’t sluff off.....


Lol, there are not a lot of benefits to living on top of hundreds of feet of blue clay, but non sluffing trenches is one of them!
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Re: New water hole

Postby Silver » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:53 pm

NonTypicalCPA wrote:Man, a new pond and a new shop! You must be living right!


Well, the shop we have been dreaming of for many many years, and have done without and suffered for all that time. I don't feel like we rushed into it. :lol:
The duguout is really just diesel fuel, the equipment would otherwise just be sitting around making us wonder why we had it!
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Re: New water hole

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:28 pm

What is a "non-sluffing trench?
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