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North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

Hey, I’m looking to get a submersible Pump for a 50 gallon barrel that will allow me to feed and water my plants individually until they are large enough that I will use the 250 gallon tank with my larger pump system.

What size pump do I need, that will give enough pressure to do the job?

Thanks/Glenn

6/13/2019 11:50:25 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

3/4hp will do the job

6/13/2019 11:54:31 AM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

They sell a rain barrel pump that works good

6/13/2019 1:09:14 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

Or get a cheap pond pump and put the mail hose on it

6/13/2019 1:12:10 PM

Engel's Great Pumpkins and Carvings

Menomonie, WI (mail@gr8pumpkin.net)

" male" stupid phone

6/13/2019 1:12:40 PM

Ned (team slammer)

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

I use a "Little Giant" Glenn... it works well.

6/13/2019 2:38:54 PM

The Fays

Algoma, Wisconsin

I just did exactly what you want to do and I used a 1/4 hp barracuda submersible pump and it cost $44. Its strong enough to pressurize my 16x28 foot green house.

6/13/2019 5:23:40 PM

North Shore Boyz

Mill Bay, British Columbia

Thanks. I’ll see what I can find. I think I remember seeing a video that Ron W used one that was 1/3 HP. I tried a smaller pond pump and it didn’t have the power to spray far enough. Ned, what model do you use?

6/13/2019 11:05:59 PM

Materdoc

Bloomington, IN USA

I have a 1/6 hp pump that seems to pressurize my drip tape system well.
I tried it on the soaker hoses I have in my tomato beds.
It worked but the flow was rather low.
I got a 1/3 hp pump & it seems just right!

6/14/2019 11:23:14 PM

BarryL

Merrimack NH

1/3 hp is perfect for what you need. Just replaced the one I had for the past 10 years this weekend. $130 at home depot.

6/17/2019 12:46:45 PM

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