Texas Wellman wrote: »
That is an above-ground version of the SQE. The SQE is the VFD version of the SQ and is very well thought of in water well circles. It's pricey though.
inetdog wrote: »
the opening voltage being ~20 PSI higher.
waynefromnscanada wrote: »
Oh I like that! So glad I'm not the only one to interchange measurements.
Hill_Country wrote: »
I had also contacted Aquatec Tech Support and asked them about DC vs. AC for these Series 550 pumps...the tech support representative responded with the following: "For maximum motor life and efficiency, I would recommend going with the lowest voltage possible, and DC."
Hill_Country said:Re: 1/2 HP AC well pump with pressure switch and Inverter sleep modeI've purchased a 33 gallon pressure tank (has a draw-down of about 10 gallons in the 30psi-50psi range) mated with a 1/2 HP 120v AC jet pump (Red Lion RJC-50), which can provide about 10gpm in the 30psi to 50psi range. I figure that the pump will only have to come on about 3-5 times a day, maybe less, and when it does, it should only be for a minute or two. For the cost, it was hard to pass up spending about $275 for the 33 gallon pressure tank and $240 for the 1/2 HP AC pump
How do you keep your rainwater pure ? It will gather some junk in the harvest & storage process . Then sitting there, stagnant till you use it. I use a Triple O ozone generator in my domestic tank, About 50w for the air pump and UV tube,
You might want to consider piping your water thru a simple float system like this. It keeps the inlet out of the contaminates that are light and float and off the bottom where heavies are. You will find that bird droppings, dust etc settle to the bottom or float on top. I live in an earth ship and have water catchment.