Sooo, I decided to try to use a well I found in the field. It is 3' in diameter, 13 feet deep with water at 4.5' from the ground.
Distance from the house to the garden: 175' Distance from the garden to the Well: 175' further (350' from the house)
I need to run electricity from the house to the pump, and almost had a coronary when I saw the price of 12/2 electrical wiring, so I'd like to try to minimize the lenght of the wiring, both for cost, ease of maintenance and minimizing power loss.
I bought a new 3/4hp shallow well pump, a "Central Machinery 02955 1" Cast Iron Shallow Well Pump" and plan to use 1" PVC pipe. I would like to locate the pump at the garden, meaning it would have to pull between 5' and 12' vertical up the well, plus 175' horizontal. I know pumps are better for pushing than pulling, but I would save 175' in wiring and hassles.
Is that a bad ideeyer? Why? Thanks!