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escapedtothecountry

  • Joined Feb 2012
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    • Escaped to the Country
IBCs for water storage.... And pumps
« on: April 23, 2013, 09:05:28 pm »
I have about 10 IBCs to store rainwater in. Does anyone know a good pump that will drop in the hole in the top if them to pump the water. There seem to be a few water butt pumps but I wondered if anyone had used any of these with a degree of success?

waddy

  • Joined May 2012
Re: IBCs for water storage.... And pumps
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 09:12:17 pm »
I use the hozelock one - cost £40 about 3 or 4 years ago. It works fine for watering the garden etc.


Helen

escapedtothecountry

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Re: IBCs for water storage.... And pumps
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 09:19:06 pm »
Does it fit in the hole at the top of an ibc?

tizaala

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
Re: IBCs for water storage.... And pumps
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 06:40:28 am »
The water garden section  of your local rip off merchant garden centre should have a selection of pond pumps that can shift a fair old gallonage , If you link all the containers on their undersides with hose fittings  then you will only need to drop the pump into the first one. And if you live in wales you will be able to fill them all in a day's worth of rain. :gloomy:

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: IBCs for water storage.... And pumps
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 11:33:54 am »
I use a 12 volt bilge pump designed for a boat. It was cheap as chips and shifts a lot of water pretty quickly. Loads of em on ebay.

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: IBCs for water storage.... And pumps
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 11:36:21 am »
The pump from an old washing machine will do the job.

 

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