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Shaved Monkey wrote:My tanks are at about 90 % full and we are in the middle of the dry season,possibly the wettest dry season on record.
I got a new pump the other day the old one packed it in (electrical problem ,I will have a tinker and have it as a spare to use on the next tank or back up)
PeakOiler wrote:Hi Shaved Monkey. Great to read that you're near full capacity. How has your rainwater collection system performed during drought conditions? IIRC, you had mentioned you still have access to the towns water. When was the last time you had to use mains water?
PeakOiler wrote:Last year we received less than 6" (152 mm) for the entire year.
btw, do you use a rain gauge to measure your rainfall at your residence and keep records?
PeakOiler wrote:I'm doing the same thing with my defunct water pumps.
I haven't tried rebuilding one of the old ballast pumps. It's full of electronics including pressure sensors and a control pad.
I guess I could take the old Grundfos pump to a shop for repair. Having a backup pump is a good idea. Not needing an electrical pump at all would be even better. I do use gravity flow as much as possible for irrigation from my water tanks. The ballast pump is used for the house only.
PrestonSturges wrote:Got about 2.5" of rain in last 24 hours, filled the IBC tote, 4 barrels and every loose container I could find, so that's probably 4,000 l of H2O.
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