I have a Washdown Pump 3.4, that came from a boathouse used to suck up Bay water to wash down the boats.
THe label says Flow Max: 13 l/min
Shut in: 3.7 bar/370 kPa
Shut off: 5.0 bar/500 kPa
Max: 11 amps
Use: 15 amp fuse
I'm not sure what any of that means. Does anyone know if this would work for
Travis W. Hughey's Barrelponic system?
Thanks a bunch David. The Barrelponic system says it needs a minimum of 100 gallons an hour and 5 feet head. If I were to buy one new, what would you suggest? Are there certain waterpump terms I should look for or steer away from?
Is it better for the pump to be inside the tank or out?
I doubt a well pump would be appropriate to your use. They generally operate off a pressure switch and don't usually run continuously.
I expect you will find many small inexpensive pumps that will manage to run a barrelponics system. I ran on with a 258 gph pump that probably only manages 15 gallons per hour at 6 feet. I don't think I ever measured the actual output at 5 feet though.
The Danner MD 3 would probably give you plenty of flow for a barrel ponics system, looks like at 5' head it would be giving 4 gpm which is around 240 gph. That is like a 35 watt mag drive pump.
Quiet One Makes a pump (Aquatic eco lists it as the QP12) that uses 26 watts and provides a similar flow to the danner pump listed above.
And I'm sure you can find many more pumps that will fit the bill.
Thanks again TCLynx and David,
after about three hours of looking for the right pump, I think I'm gonna go with the Quiet One, its the cheapest I could find that meets the system requirements. THanks for the help guys!