Several months ago we had reason to have a new well drilled. I decided that before I set the new pump for the my well I would do some research to determine the best pump for my water system.
I have been a plumbing contractor for over 18 years so I knew there were three or four quality submersible pumps to choose from.
I just wanted the best. In doing the research about submersible pumps I stumbled upon a web site advertising an air pump used in Australia. Being somewhat of a self sufficient mind set, I thought, wouldn’t that be neat if it was true.
Upon further investigation my skepticism was challenged because the idea was simply brilliant. No wires or complicated moving parts down my 340’ well hole.
Even better I didn’t have to spend several thousand dollars to have a well pump truck come out and install my pump for me.
My wife and I could set the pump ourselves. We ordered our Brumby submersible well pump and waited expectantly until it arrived.
Once we received our pump I made a couple of easy connections to the 1/2” air supply and the 1-1/2” water line. We rolled out 330’ of poly pipe and my wife and I installed the pump in the well.
I should add that our children help feed the pipe to us. By far this was the easiest pump installation I have ever done. Next we connected the other end of the air line to the air compressor and turned it on.
For a few seconds nothing happened. I thought to myself, it was just too good to be true. Then I heard a drip and then a trickle and finally with a rush of air and water we were pumping water from 330’ down in the ground with just an air compressor! It took about 130 psi to start the water moving and once it started pumping our air compressor ran at about 100 psi , pumping 15 gallons per minute.
We have been using our Brumby submersible air pump for over a month now. We have 50 fruit trees, 1/2 an acre of extensive vegetable and flower gardens and we have had all the water we need. As a plumbing professional I love the simplicity of this pump and the ease of installation.
William Struse, Water & DrainWorks LLC, Arizona USA