Submersible pump

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  1. TWC

    TWC Active Member
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    Need a pump from my water butts in the garden to the garage about 10M away then through my twin DI and then onto my van a further 3M. Really want a mains powered submersible pump as no taps on the butts. Any suggestions on which pump to go for. Sick of having to use my old trolley system and taking the battery off my van set up to run it.
    Cheers in advance
     
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  2. mark

    mark Forum Addict
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    I use a hozelock water butt pump.good quality & will last.of course you can get cheaper!!!
     
  3. Underdog

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    Got mine from lidl for £25. Works a treat.
     
  4. sambo

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    Screwfix has a good guarantee no questions asked and pumps pretty cheap
     
  5. steele

    steele Well-Known Member
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    I got mine from machine mart, but you can get them from screw fix etc. Just fit a normal size hose to it and run it to the van. Spend what you can as it'll make filling the van quicker
     
  6. TWC

    TWC Active Member
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    Thanks for the replies. Should I worry about getting one with variable flow or doesn't it matter?
    Cheers
     
  7. mark

    mark Forum Addict
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    no!!!& if you want to adjust the flow if say from water butt through di vessel use a hozelock connector with an adjustable tap.otherwise on full flow you will use your resin quicker.if your transferring pure water to van-full blast
     
  8. TWC

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    I'm probably going to sound stupid now. I thought the flow control would slow down the flow thereby saving resin?
    If not where should I put the tap? Before or after DI?
     
  9. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    The slower the water passes through the resin the longer it lasts
    So u need to slow the flow before the vessel
    Be careful which pump it's not that simple most pumps are designed to flow only at there designed speed
    So why you adjust the flow the pump keeps pumping and if it's high flow will damage it
    Get a cheap submersible with a low flow just enough to pump through vessel
    Do u own a backpack? Or have a spare pump if so use that and the flow control
     
  10. mark

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    b4 the di.you need a reasonably slow flow or it will eat your resin
     
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