Fred Estrovich wrote:
I can't seem to find any pumps under a $1000 that can pump at 6PGM. I can use a weaker motor that can pump at 3GPM and divide the irrigation into two zones.
Is this the best type of pump? Can anyone guide me as to what type of panel I would need to power this? I will also probably need a controller. Should I run it direct or would a battery be beneficial. if so, what kind?
Peter VanDerWal wrote:If you remove the drip emmiters and just use 1/4" tubes, then you can let gravity feed the water, no pump needed.
Dan Grubbs wrote:Great discussion because I was planning the exact same things for my high tunnel. Hmm.
I've also heard that an above-ground tank will need to be painted to no let sunlight into the tank or lots of growth will occur that will likely clog emitters. I've decided to elevate my two IBC totes inside my barn and run he irrigation lines out. The total head from valve to growing beds is about 10 feet with a run of maybe 100 feet. I'm hopeful gravity and 1/4" tubes will do the trick and not a pressurized emitter system.