Most Economical Way to Pump water from a distance?

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  1. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    What would be the cheapest and most effieicent way to pump water up to a garden from down below a slope there is a pond. It's over a 1000 yards, give or take a few dozen. Cheapest tubing that would last for years, and the type of pump?
     
  2. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How high is the head (vert distance the water has to rise)?

    What volume of water are you looking for?

    A bigger pipe has less resistance - but will cost more. What are you willing to spend on pipe?

    Do you have running water available for a 'ram pump' which uses the flowing water to pump for you.

    3/5th of a mile is a bit of a ways.

    --->Paul
     

  3. Jim-mi

    Jim-mi Well-Known Member

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    What is the vertical from your source to where your going with the water..??....inother words how much lift...??

    How much flow are you needing/hopeing for..??

    Look up the resistence of different diamater pipe.
     
  4. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Is there enough wind to power a windmill pump? Black plastic tubeing is about the cheapest, irrigation supply house.
     
  5. moonwolf

    moonwolf Well-Known Member

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    Actually, this probably sounds like the best idea. thanks