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Subject Dankoff 12V 1308-10 pump
Author Sascha Deri
 
 
> What is the capability of this pump to draw water from "deeper" wells, =
> say up to 25-30 feet?? The total dynamic head will be approximately 50 =
> feet, 25 to water depth and 25 vertical to a holding tank. The distance =
> to the tank will be approximately 100-125 feet.

ANSWER:
The Slowpump has a suction limit of 20 feet which means that it can't pull water up more than 20 feet. If the well has a 6" casing then we can use some things called Close Elbows that allow the pump to be installed down inside the well. In this situation though you have to be careful that the pump does not ever get submerged under water that is rising up in the well casing. The close elbows are $25 per pair. Once the water gets to the pump then it can easily lift it the remaining 25 feet to the tank.
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