Few Questions

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  1. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    Hi guys,

    Been getting into WFP over the last couple of months, but manually filling 25l barrels every night from twin DI's is doing my head in.

    So, going to order a few bits :

    A 1000 ltr IBC from these guys

    http://www.toucanenvironmental.co.uk/1000-litre-clear-ibc.html

    But will need a submercible pump that fits through the top so I can pump to the barrels, any recommendations?

    Also do I need to buy any connections for the IBC, they sell some stuff on here but not sure what I would need? http://www.toucanenvironmental.co.uk/accessories.html
     
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    RiceRocket Well-Known Member
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    Most submersible pumps are too big to get in the standard IBC tank without some DIY cutting. One sub that might fit through is one of Clarke Hippos.
     
  3. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    Cleanz, I'm in the same position as you. I need a pump to. My IBC opening is 5 1/2". Most of those pumps are too big. I even went to my local machine mart and actually measured them. That hippo I think is too big.

    I have been looking on ebay etc. and found 1 pump which would fit but was over £70. So I have a choice of cutting open the hole to larger size or get a small pond pump, or a 12v bilge pump which will easily fit, but the water flow is not as good as those clarke models.
     
  5. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    Thanks for the info, by a stroke of luck I didn't purchase one earlier - because the machinemart site didn't take Paypal (and I wanted to use up a Paypal balance!).

    I have been looking at this from Screwfix :

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/ttb582pmp-400w-automatic-dirty-water-pump/65041

    but like you say it will probably be a case of cutting a flap on the top of the IBC... wasn't keep on doing that but looks like there might not be a choice :\
     
  6. Posh

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    2 waterbutts. 420 litres of water. No pump. Just open a tap!!!
     
  7. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member
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    #7 Barney, Apr 30, 2014
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    Yeh those pumps with the side fitting wont fit. You need one with the outlet at the top. Even then it needs to be a narrow fit.

    I've seen this 12v pump which is 1100gph which is equal to 4163 lph or 69 lpm but more like 50 lpm with a 1 metre rise.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BILGE-PUM...tEquipment_Accessories_SM&hash=item5663a18370

    By the way Posh I have thought about putting my IBC tank on blocks and use the taps to go into 25l containers, but it seems to raise the IBC tank really high.

    I have a 210 liter water butt in my garden, and to fill my 7l watering can takes ages especially as it gets low in water lol.

    edit: also just a thought. But when I get a van with a 350 litre tank I will need a fast transfer rate to fill it up, so a pump is essential.
     
  8. Cleanz

    Cleanz Active Member
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    I'm just gonna cut a flap into the top of the IBC when it arrives and get that pump from screwfix. I just need water stored/available to be pumped asap, running up and down stairs in a town house to the garage to check 25l barrels has been really doing my head in for a couple of months lol.

    Can the pump remain in the tank at all times? or do I need to put it in when it's needed?
     
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    reminds me of running up and down the stairs to check my pure water container hadnt overflowed in the bath....i always forgot..:rofl:
     
  10. Cleanz

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    Haha, yep I've wasted a few litres here and there. Sat down, cup of tea - watching tv just starting to relax....... FFS THE BARRELS!!!
     
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