What size pump to get water out of cistern for washer?

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-30-07, 06:28 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 34
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
What size pump to get water out of cistern for washer?

I have an underground cistern - large - was put in probably back in the late 1800s since the house was built in 1863 - it is in a summer kitchen where they must have dried meat and did canning.
It currently has a hand pump - but I thought to put in an electric pump and hook my washer to it for water then send the drain water directly out to the septic tank which is not very far away - about 50 feet away.

1st Question: what size pump would i need to get the water out and into the washer machine - and i realize it would be cold water only.

2nd Question: what size pump would i need to take the water from the washer to the septic tank - no real slope to work with - pretty much a direct line from the washer drain hose to the septic tank ( about 50 feet away)?

any links or pictures would be helpful too - Thanks!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-30-07, 04:49 PM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 8,629
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
A conventional method would be to use perhaps a centrifugal pump capable of building enough pressure to get to around 40 psi let's say. You'd need a check valve in the line. Then have that pump pump water into a bladder style pressure tank that you can buy at big box stores. Then come out of that with your plumbing and shut off valves. You could plumb the line so you can have other water uses also.

As far as what pump you need to pump out your washer goes: You don't need one. It's already in the washer. (Unless we are talking old ringer washer here.) You would plumb a standpipe drain system with trap, and then onto your septic.

How far down is the water table as this plays into the whole thing.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: