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Pnutjr
08-05-2010, 08:10 PM
I am looking to place my sump downstairs and pump the water upto my main tank up one floor. Does anyone have a set-up like this or know of a good pump to do this with? Tired of carrying water up stairs all the time.
Your suggestions would be appreciated.
Pnutjr

mike31154
08-05-2010, 08:34 PM
Panworld makes reasonably priced, good quality pressure rated pumps. I purchased a nearly new Panworld NH-150PS for a basement sump I have planned for my system. This pump will push water well over 20 ft. If I read the performance graph correctly it should provide in the neighbourhood of 700 gph at 10 ft of head pressure. Since it's pressure rated and designed for high head applications, the performance curve drops off fairly slowly as head pressure increases.

gobytron
08-05-2010, 08:37 PM
quiet 1 4000 High Head might do it economically...

The number one issue I founf in my research when i was looking to do this same thing is noise from vibration in the wall and resonating through it to different parts of the house...


My house is 60 years old, well built but poorly insulated by todays standards. so this really made me decide to just run sperate systems.

whatcaneyedo
08-05-2010, 08:54 PM
I helped set this sump up for a friend. We used a Reeflo Barracuda as the return pump to send water up to the next floor where her tank is.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh109/whatcaneyedo/Picture1342.jpg

scherzo
08-05-2010, 09:05 PM
Where is the "going upstairs part". It looks like it is just looping back into the tank? Maybe I just missed something...

I helped set this sump up for a friend. We used a Reeflo Barracuda as the return pump to send water up to the next floor where her tank is.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh109/whatcaneyedo/Picture1342.jpg

whatcaneyedo
08-05-2010, 09:14 PM
The return curves under the refugium light to the far wall where it goes up through a hole in the floor to the tank. She put the light in, I just did the stand and plumbing.

fsjman
08-05-2010, 09:40 PM
LOL I have 11 tanks and I use a garden hose with a bilige pump I bought from princess auto the one that looks like a oil filter is the one I use about 100 bucks for pump

gobytron
08-05-2010, 09:53 PM
really?
I have been hesitant to use a garden hose for even a water change....

fsjman
08-05-2010, 09:57 PM
It's stays at the ro tanks and is only used for the tanks never had any problems except for having way to many tanks

Pnutjr
08-05-2010, 11:14 PM
Wow, thanks for the info ppl.

Madreefer
08-06-2010, 06:00 PM
Does this help? Reeflo Barracuda up 10' to 144G and throttled back about 25%

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh135/gulflube/Aug2010.jpg

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh135/gulflube/Aug2011.jpg

mike31154
08-06-2010, 06:57 PM
LOL I have 11 tanks and I use a garden hose with a bilige pump I bought from princess auto the one that looks like a oil filter is the one I use about 100 bucks for pump

Bilge pump? Do you have some photos you can put up and more details on the pump specs etc.? How long have you been running this pump? I was under the impression that most bilge pumps are designed as an intermittent duty type device that may not last if run continuously? Also, most garden hoses are relatively small diameter, so your bilge pump is dealing with a lot of additional head pressure due to friction, especially running that many tanks. So you may be saving money on your components, but a set up with a more efficient pump and larger diameter hose could save more in the long run with reduced electrical costs. I assume you are talking about a salt water set up as well correct? If so, I'm sure there are bilge pumps designed to deal with the corrosive attributes of salt water, but what about the brass & copper fittings on your garden hose?