Chief Engineer, RedNeckTech Industries
- Mar 1, 2020
Hello, a little late to the party here but this thread seems to be just what I was looking for. I'm looking at the 3 SQF-3 as a replacement for my conventional Gould but not 100% sure this is the right choice. Would love to hear some informed opinions.
My drilled well is 580 feet. Not sure of the static level, what's the best way to measure that? I have an 8K inverter with a 430 amp-hour battery bank. Looking to reduce my well pump's load so it doesn't draw down the battery bank too quickly.
No special water demands at house so I was thinking 2gpm would be fine (well yield is only 2 anyway).
Based on how deep my well is I figured the 3 SQF-3 was the right choice. Is that correct?
Figured I could just continue using the existing dedicated 240VAC/15A circuit for the Grundfos. Sound logical?
Please educate me...I'm all ears. Thank you.
One thing I would say is try to get a pump that outputs less than your well refresh rate. Pumping beyond the refresh rate creates negative pressure that tends to pull in more sediment and clog your well screen. I have a well that puts out about 2.5 GPM and so I have a pump that gives me a little less than 2 GPM. The level in the well never drops so I know I am not outstripping capacity. Of course at those flow rates you need a tank, I have a 2500 gallon so the slow fill rate is not a problem.