Looking for a water pump

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Looking for a water pump

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I have several water butts around the garden (and looking to add more if I can blag them) which I need to move water between depending on circumstances so I'm looking for a pump.
Don't want a submersible as the main water butt is big old unit and need it to be self priming.
So, what ya got ?
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Guy on the allotment had a Bosch one used drill batteries


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-GardenPu ... ljaz10cnVl
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That one looks like you have to dunk it in the water butt, was hoping for one you can plug a hose in to.
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I know what you said in the OP , but I use a submersible- had it for years. No problem.
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Distance? Header height? How about old fashion hydraulic ram if there's any flow nearby. No chance of Syphon?

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korolev wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:48 pm I have several water butts around the garden (and looking to add more if I can blag them) which I need to move water between depending on circumstances so I'm looking for a pump.
Don't want a submersible as the main water butt is big old unit and need it to be self priming.
So, what ya got ?
We use a submersible, about £35 off amazon, something like this.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heavy-Duty-Ele ... 07P739G15/

Powerful enough to drive a sprinkler. Never ceases to amaze me that you can dump something mains powered into a water butt.

Before that we abused a cheap pressure washer. But that didn't like running dry.

Since you are only 'moving water' between butts, is speed an issue? Would a simple drill powered pump do? About ten quid on amazon.
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korolev wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:48 pm I have several water butts around the garden (and looking to add more if I can blag them) which I need to move water between depending on circumstances so I'm looking for a pump.
Don't want a submersible as the main water butt is big old unit and need it to be self priming.
So, what ya got ?
The hozelock above ground pump is ideal for this. It has a built in filter and is hozelock (standard garden hose fitting) compatible.

ImageHozelock Pump by British Red, on Flickr

As well as being able to draw water from water butts and tanks it can manage 3m of lift from our well and can lift water 5m making it ideal for moving water, pressurising a sprinkler or hose.

ImageWell pump by British Red, on Flickr