Suction Hose?

patrick3July 2, 2011

I have a 2 inch pump and am trying to draw water from a creek, approximately a 20 foot rise. The pump is not a submersible, so this will be suction hose, about 75 feet.

I have tried Flex PVC but it has collapsed and is a bear to put away, heavy and stiff. Expensive too.

What type of hose should I use? The pump manufacturer suggested 1.5 or 2 inch hose.



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Need to know precisely what type of pump you have

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 7:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

20 feet rise is quite a lot for suction. If it works, pumping efficiency will be poor. Get the pump nearer the water supply (lower) if at all possible. Black polyethylene is not really flexible but is about the lowest cost piping that can be used for suction.
Pumps do suction poorly, they deliver water out from the pump very well.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 9:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have a Flotec 5172, 1.5h, sprinkler pump/w a pressure tank.

Laying out and collecting 75' of the the 2" flex is a chore, but it was worth it. As I mentioned, it worked well drawing water through a 75' 2" flex PVC. Primed, it pumped well for years every Saturday or so.

Oddly enough, the check valve ripped/broke, and about 8' of the flex PVC collapsed.

I need to replace the flex pipe, but had a shock when I priced it. If I swap it out, I'd prefer something less likely to collapse.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 11:39AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
how to turn off dual water handle on kitchen valves
I need to turn off water to kitchen sink. We have...
Any experience with Riobel?
I have been searching high and low for a floor mounted...
Help with smelly well water
Just a little background. We bought a house 3 years...
Improving water pressure to outside spigot
I would like to improve the pressure and flow rate...
Terminox ISM for iron/manganese removal
Hi, I have had a water softener with other assorted...
Sponsored Products
Momeni Veranda Round Lime Area Rug
$599.00 | LuxeDecor
Lowell Bordered Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Ballard Designs
Martha Stewart Living™ Triumph All-Weather Area Rug
Home Decorators Collection
Gilmour Metal Fan Spray Sprinkler - 1404-1594
$25.99 | Hayneedle
Fima Frattini by Nameeks S3534/5 Bathtub Faucet with Hand Shower - S3534/5CR
$743.92 | Hayneedle
Cari Outdoor Area Rug - 4' x 5'7"
Grandin Road
Bonnie Area Rug
Home Decorators Collection
Inwood Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Ballard Designs
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™