Powered Well Pump
Simple Pump Installation Photos
Pump is running great - thanks again for
all your help.
A combination seed starting greenhouse
and pump house, garden is
just to the left.
The final installation all neat and tidy.
Thank you Ron and Gary for your
service and products. Pictured above
is the system I've installed to water my property. The black
corrugated tube is an 20' long 18" plastic culvert that is
my well. mounted on top is a hand water pump and a Simple
Pump powered by 4 50 watt panels
providing 24 volts. Water is pumped to a 500 gallon tank
that sits on a 42" high circular deck supported by five
masonry block piers.
The circuit breaker box is mounted
on one of them.
There is a 1 1/4" takeoff outlet at the lower sidewall of
the tank with a main shutoff. Two 3/4" hose bibs come off
the 1 1/4" line for watering a small taro field and potted
vegetables. There is an 1 1/2" overflow at upper sidewall
(near solar panel support). There is another hose bib there
for utilizing "extra" water. The 1 1/2" line has a shutoff
below that hose bib so that unused "extra" water can be
routed through a trap and into a sump leading to an
The plan is to put a 300 gallon tilapia fishtank under one
of the gardening hose bibs and raise some fish (and
fertilizer for the garden beyond).
Hanapepe Valley, Kauai, Hawaii
Town of Clay, New York
Simple Pump installed in an old pit well
provides water to the community
garden in Clay, New York.
Isola Lampedusa, Italy
Lampedusa Island is the southern most
territory of Italy, about 40 miles off
the coast of Tunisia, northern Africa in the Mediterranean.
Cold clear water delivered from 126 feet.
Installation time less than 2 hours.
Jacky's pump will soon be motorized in
Mont Dore, New Caledonia.
A recent Simple Pump installation using 2
each 210 watt solar panels on a
top of pole mount. The pump house is just behind
Conduit is in the trench going to the
The Simple Pump pipe and rods are queued
up ready for installation.
The pump cylinder and first two sections
of pipe are in the well. This is
an unusual 7 inch PVC casing. Note the safety tool
that catches the
pipe hub to prevent it falling into the well.
The down rod connections are made between
each pipe section. The
guide bushing for the rod is in the bottom of the pipe hub.
As soon as the
rod is tightened the pipe section is lowered into place and
The pipe is cleaned with a strong
chlorine solution as the pipe is lowered into the well.
All of the pipe is now in the well, the
pump head has been attached
and the collar that holds the pump
head to the
well cap is tightened.
The motorized option is now bolted to the
pump head. The cover is
removed here to show the slide that strokes the rod as the
This application uses two each 12 volt
Sun Xtender AGM solar
batteries, enough battery storage to pump 300 gallons per
five days of autonomy (cloudy weather) during December,
which is the least sunny
time of the year in this location. The batteries weigh
about 160 pounds each.
When the pump was started up we ran a
flow test and were pumping a about 2.7 gallons per minute
from 100 feet using the Model 125 pump. Installation
including the conduit work, trench backfilling, solar and
pump install took three workers about 9 hours. The
pump house is being enclosed the day following the solar and
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