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  1. Water well pump question

    Homesteading Questions
    I recently bought an Aquaer 1 HP convertible irrigation pump. Not presently using a pressure tank, but will likely add one next season if i can get the well reliably producing. I have a 22' deep, shallow well, about 5' below the water table. The problem is flow volume. I fill the 1.25" line with...
  2. Rainwater Harvesting - Anyone have experience?

    How-To Threads of the past
    Our acre of land doesn't have water or access to a well since drilling is cost prohibitive due to the depth of the water table. We will have to bring water in and collect rainwater. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations on how to successfully go about this? We've been doing...
  3. Future Homesteaders

    Hello from sunny Arizona. We're originally from Chicago, but living in Arizona for the last 10 years. We recently purchased an acre in Williams, AZ close to Valle, AZ. Currently researching for our future move to the land. Looking to connect with others in the area, and hoping to learn from...
  4. Water Filtration ( particulate only ) for irrigation

    Homesteading Questions
    Thinking about pumping water from a stream for irrigation ( just a small amount ) when it rains hard the stream gets cloudy, with silt and particulate. I would like to filter, or settle the water enough so that it wont potentially clog up any irrigation hose that I use. Was thinking of pumping...
  5. Type of pipe for springbox

    Homesteading Questions
    I'm interested in developing a spring on my property, I've seen some tutorials on building spring boxes, and I was wondering what the best material and diameter is for running a pipe from the spring to where I want to user the water, Something non - toxic.
  6. Solar Well Pump

    Alternative Energy
    Pro's and Con's of Grundfos and Lorentz well pumps. (Well specs: 105' Static water level, 45' drawdown at 15 GPM. My well is complete and now I'm designing my solar pump. (I'm completely off grid). I have been researching Grundfos and Lorentz pumps what are the pro's and con's...