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Active Member

Posts: 7

Location: USA


Monday, April 19th 2004, 5:18pm

Well Pump

This will be my second install, but first with pump/well. Starting from clean slate as need to put in well. Jess Styker's site is great, but everyone seems to start with after a working well is in. I grew up in construction (age 6 on..) so comfortable with advanced handywork repair, etc. With DIY, since I am doing the labor, I splurge and get better components.

Well: Static water level is 6' below surface and broke through clay hardpan at 20'. Anybody use, or have opinions, Brady Bluetip Wellpoints (inline valve where multiple wellpionts connect) Vs. standard well foot valve.

Pump: Will look at neighbors to confirm electrical. Will have electrician do final hookup and review, but I plan to do the wiring up to the service panel. The pump contol relay is what throws me. Reviewed Hunter and Rainbird's site. While they had the marketing info on their unit, support manual downloads had every other product they sell, but not the pump control units. One area that I am uncertain (will resolve when viewing neighbors)is the wiring - starting at service panel, then to cut-off switch a few feet from pump, then wires attached to pump. Is that the pump relay control unit - or is the relay another unit that the wiring goes to before the pump?

Obviously, if I put the pump control relay on, I would need the timer/controller to manually override. The problem is, I don't know the number of circuits to purchase a controller because I don't know the pump/well output to design the irrigation layout.

What I am thinking, since the 230 circuit is not in, temporarily re-configure the pump to 120, just to run it to determine actual output. That would allow me to design the system. Any problems with that? (Also, can't pull a permit until I know the # of sprinkler heads.)

Will use Hunter PGP rotors on front and rear and Toro 570Z popups on sides and a section in the rear/side where have 60' line/ridge with a 3' drop on 6' approach to sidewalk. Pop-up on that ridge should give more precise watering.

The reason I chose Toro, it that they were the only one that had popups with a 9x18 pattern. Anybody have any experience with them? Sidewalk to street is 9', and thanks to a corner lot, I have 270 lineal feet!

Thanks in advance.


Advanced Member

Posts: 229

Location: USA


Tuesday, April 20th 2004, 3:55am

Rainbird really have a great spray nozzle collection. They have a strip a 9x15 area.

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