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06-26-2012, 04:45 PM #1
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- Feb 2011
- Outside of Detroit, MI
- DK50SE Cab
Using Semi-Trash Pumps to spray water...
Looking at getting a semi trash pump from Northern tool. The initial purpose is to drain and refill a 1/2 acre pond but for long-term use, I need it to do other things. How good are these at watering gardens or putting out a brush fire? I see they have "high pressure" pumps but they don't handle mud or crud well. Pricing is around the same so I just want to get the most versatile thing I can for the long-term.
06-27-2012, 09:50 AM #2
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- Feb 2008
- somewhere usa
Re: Using Semi-Trash Pumps to spray water...
As you have probably noticed a trash pump is better for high volume at a low pressure delivery whereas the high pressure pump has a lower volume for the same hp. fighting a fire would require a higher pressure to spray a stream of water the greater distances needed. Watering your garden, pumping out the pond are better suited to the trash pump. Now you can get a high pressure pump that will match the delivery of a given trash pump but it will be more expensive and require more hp to utilize.
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