Well water holding tank

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Old 06-21-05, 04:31 PM
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Well water holding tank

I have just purchased property that has a 600 ft deep well. The torpedo pump pressurizes the the pressure tank. Is it cost effective to install a storage tank and add another pressure pump.

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Old 06-21-05, 07:25 PM
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Why would you want to do this? If the existing pump and tank are sized correctly and you have enough pressure and flow, then you shouldn't need anything else.
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Old 06-21-05, 08:13 PM
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I had heard that it would make the submersible pump last much longer and a smaller horsepower pump used to pressurize the pressure tank would use less electricity. Im new to this , everything works just fine right now. Thanks
 
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Old 06-22-05, 07:35 PM
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Generally, it is better to keep a system as simple as possible ( 1 pump, tank, etc) With an open storage tank you will have the added aggravation of a float switch and/or level cotrols to turn the well pump on and off. On the smaller pump, you would need some sort of safety shut-off to protect that pump in case the other pump fails and the tank is emptied. Plus you are running 2 pumps instead of 1 (no savings there) Besides....Submersible pumps are built to build pressure and deliver flow...It's what they do and they don't mind :-)
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