Pump for rain water tank?


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Old 05-09-17, 05:49 PM
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Pump for rain water tank?

Hello,
what would be the best pump to supply whole house with water from a water tank? It's a 1 story house and I doubt that I need a pump higher then 0.5 hp power.
Could you please share your experience?
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Old 05-09-17, 06:15 PM
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I seriously doubt stored rain water would be safe to use as a potable water supply. Maybe for toilets or laundry would be okay.
 
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Old 05-10-17, 03:39 PM
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Yes, it's not going to be used for drinking, unless it's an emergency.
 
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Old 05-10-17, 04:00 PM
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Ok.... I'm not understanding you.
Is it your plan to tie that pump into the house domestic water system ?

I know a few people that have rainwater tanks. They use a submersible pump..... like a pool cover pump... and turn it on when water is needed. They do not have any connections between that system and the house. They use a garden hose to distribute the water.
 
 

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