Hey guys.....I would like to hook up our well to run off of solar....its a 1Hp pump..90ft well. did some lookin round and got overwhelmed......anyone?
I may be able to help you out, but first a couple of questions . Does it run on demand or do you manually turn it on and fill a water tank which then feeds your house etc ?Ok well.....i just talked to someone at affordable solar . com and this fool just tried to tell me it was going to cost over 10k to hook up my water pump SERIOUSLY? what ever.....didnt sound like he even wanted to talk to me.....
Looked like we needed 40 solar panels for a regular home.Ok well.....i just talked to someone at affordable solar . com and this fool just tried to tell me it was going to cost over 10k to hook up my water pump SERIOUSLY? what ever.....didnt sound like he even wanted to talk to me.....
Good q, sounds BIG...HELIXX,
What kind of batteries are those at that price? I've been checking into the Trojan T105's which cost about $125 each.
Yep. Got 2 currently. Use them to catch rainwater. I'll look up a site and post it for a valve that allows the 1st few gallons of water coming off the roof to be diverted, so bird poo and leaves and such can be bypassed out of your tanks. I'm thinking I need a lightweight tank to get up on poles set in ground with a platform to have a raised tank.Jimmy24, if you want an inexpensive water tank, get an old IBC (tote) like the common 275 gallon ones. It needs a plywood "shed" built around it to keep the sunlight off of it.
Will you fill it with treated water, well water.... rain water?
I bought a half dozen "totes" (used to hold food grade oil) and am slowly filling tham all with rain water. Two are on the ground catching the downspouts, and a sump pump in each one sends the water over to where the other four are. I figure if I need the water for drinking, I will run it through a biosand filter and then a Berkey and it'll be good.
For bathing, nothing beats a Sauna for getting REALLY clean with very LITTLE water use! I can sit in a sauna and sweat all the dirt off, and then rinse off at the end with just one gallon of clean water.