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Afternoon all.

I have a plan. Well, several actually, but this is so I can setup an
irrigation system for the garden running from stored rainwater. To
get things running though I think I would need a pump that would start
when I turned on the tap of the waterbutt (or whatever) and off again
afterwards or if the water level go too low/ran out. Does anyone know
what I should be looking at pump wise? Would it be fitted inside the
water butt or the other side of the tap?

Has anyone else done this? Also, can I use a loft header tank for the
water to give me larger storage? Or would something else be better?

TIA

David.
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David wrote:

Afternoon all.

I have a plan. Well, several actually, but this is so I can setup an
irrigation system for the garden running from stored rainwater. To
get things running though I think I would need a pump that would start
when I turned on the tap of the waterbutt (or whatever) and off again
afterwards or if the water level go too low/ran out. Does anyone know
what I should be looking at pump wise? Would it be fitted inside the
water butt or the other side of the tap?

Has anyone else done this? Also, can I use a loft header tank for the
water to give me larger storage? Or would something else be better?

TIA

David.


I pump all my domestic water from a 1000 liter tank fed by a spring. The
pump has a pressure switch on it. Pressure drops, pump switches on.
Actually I have a pressure tank too that is effectively a reservoir of
under pressure water so that the pump doesn't kick in every time I fill
a glass of water.

I got my kit from Andrew MacWilliam who was very helpful via phone and
email when I was deciding what I needed and then working out how to set
it all up. http://www.andrewmacwilliam.co.uk/
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