Rainwater Pump House

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The rainwater pump house was designed to house all the plumbing components for our 28,000 gallon rainwater system.

The catchment surface is 4,675 sq ft from our 85'x55' garage. Our Aquamate water tank has a capacity of 28,000 gallons.

Tank To Pump

The aquamate tank comes with a 2" PVC fitting. It 90s underground and goes from 2" PVC to 1 1/4" PVC and pops up inside of the pump house.

The Shallow Well Pump

The 1 1/4" PVC 90s into the side of the shallow well pump. The union allows you to disassemble the pipe system to be able to remove the pump. The check valve keeps the pump primed with water. I wouldn't use a PVC fitting going into the pump and that's why I used galvanized nipples.

Materials

Pressure Tank

From the shallow well pump, there is 3/4" copper pipe followed by a check valve before going into the first pressure tank tee.

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Tank Tees 

Each pressure tank has a 1" tank tee with union. The first tank tee has a 1/4" plug, 1/2" plug, Square D pumptrol and a 1/2" quarter turn hose bib.

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The Filters

From the pressure tanks, the copper pipe splits at the first tee so create a filter by-pass. It first goes through a 50 micron sediment filter, then a 5 micron whole house filter in the first blue Dupont filter, then a 1 micron carbon filter. I modified the Dupont filters with a pressure gauge on the out side of the filter.

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Water Meter

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That goes over all the fittings and components I used. Here is a list of other tools you'll need that I used in the video at the top.

Other Materials & Tools

If you have any questions or need more assistance, leave a comment below.

3 comments

  • Posted on by Bob Huberman
    Hi,

    I like your workmanship and your method of communicating.
    I would like to suggest a much simpler, easier to install, all-in-one solution to your pumping needs (requires 220 volts). The Goulds Xylem Goulds 2AB25HM04 for example costs $1520 or so, features a 2 HP motor, and delivers 45 gpm with up to 142 ft maximum head. There are quite a few different pump kits of this type in this product line, so you can size one to suit your pressure and flow requirements.
    While the equipment (pump, very small pressure tank, and controller box) costs a little bit more than your two pressure tanks and pump, there is so much less labor, and so many fewer fittings, that the overall cost is pretty similar. The upside is that you get a very efficient constant pressure (output pressure is adjustable) pump that can deliver 45 gallons per minute if desired. The pump start up and shut down is very “soft”, the pump is very quiet, and electrical power consumption is minimized. Space needs are greatly reduced as well.
    I have been using the Goulds 2AB25HM04 to supply my house from a storage tank at house level for 4 years with zero maintenance. I needed a pump that would supply 30 gpm at 50 psi to meet the engineer’s requirements for my residential fire sprinkler system. while at the same time efficiently supplying the rather low flow needs of my domestic water usage. After seeing how this pump system responds to requests for flows from a trickle to a torrent, I was completely convinced of the value of this kind of pump system.

  • Posted on by CHARLIE TROTTER
    9.28.19 I REALLY LIKED THIS VIDEO AND I ALSO HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOUR OTHER VIDEOS. I LIKED THE PICTURES AND THE PARTS LIST AND THE LINKS TO WHERE ONE COULD PURCHASE THEM. VERY GOOD THANKS.
  • Posted on by Tomy
    Are these comments private? If they are I can go in depth in

    My questions
    Ty Tony

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