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Old bore pump??? What to do...UPDATE 
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Post Old bore pump??? What to do...UPDATE
Ok so when I bought my 10 acres it was irrigated to 8 acres with pvc uprights fed by our bore using a very old bore pump.
It works, it's rusty, it needs tlc, it doesn't suit our needs as we have pulled out all the uprights and it hasn't been used in over 2 years.
It pumps out huge amounts of water, originally 7 lines of sprinklers had to be running at a time to keep it from blowing.

I'll be using a travelling irrigator, so need a new totally different pump to the one we currently have.

So any suggestions on the best way to get rid of our old pump?
Should I trust a local contractor, advertise it locally, something else entirely?

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Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:10 pm
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Post Re: Old bore pump??? What to do.
You could stick with the old pump and fit a pressure relief valve to the pump line and have it returning to the bore, if it is a petrol or diesel pump you should be able to throttle it back so it does not deliver the same volumes of water,


Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:14 am
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its electric

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Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:06 am
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Post Re: Old bore pump??? What to do.
If you do fit a releif valve that would watse a lot of energy moving the water for no use - but maybe as you build the property up your water consumption may increase and you can make use of the extra capaicty the current pump has to offer - saving money on fitting a new pump later down the track.

BUT if its quiet old it may be in need of repair/ or replacemnt in a short period of time.

Id advertise it locally and see what response you get - if you leave it in the hands of a local contractor they will want heir cut of the money....

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Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:49 pm
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Post Re: Old bore pump??? What to do...UPDATE
Had an awesome guy come out on the weekend. He got the bore up and running...straight up I might add :cheersarm .
He checked the quality and the pressure of the water and well, all is good for me to keep it and set it up to do what I want.
This is so contrary to what I have been told by a couple of others.

I have asked him to come and service it before I start using it and set up my irregation as required.

Albeit it is old and it use by date could be anytime, but I'll just keep on with it until it doesn't work any more. :D

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Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:43 am
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Post Re: Old bore pump??? What to do...UPDATE
With the pump OK you are 9/ 10ths there. Create a plan for your Lines and do what you need to first, then expand later.


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Thats great news J.

happy watering ;)

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