I also bought a (el-cheepo) 12/24 vDC pump off the net (orange) abour $149.99 puts out 1.1 gpm---great emergency pump--1/2" output barbed fitting.haven't tested it for (actual) pressure .but but it will pump uphill 100 ft---tried that.
as for the well pump I bought the pump at northern tool about $ 680.oo added 70 ft Black 1/2" pipe to the surface,then switched to Pex. a spigot so I can jump it to the main pump spigot,with a washing Machine hose"double female" I have a powered off (1) 4D battery from tractor supply on flat blocks & Styrofoam.a Manual switch to turn the pump on...a 200 psi gage pressure switch to control pressure (IF) I needed to then a 1 gallon bladder tank to smooth out the pump action. I'm on the end of the power line & loose power a lot---love being independent. keeb
Keebler... tell me about your 12 volt dc emergency well pump.
My well pump is 220v and I have no backup power for it. :( I was thinking about exploring solar, which I can see you have experience with from your profile.
Do you have a 220v well pump for times when the electricity is on, and a 12v one just for emergency purposes? Or are you running on solar all the time?
I've been interested in solar for my cabin, but I'm also not quite sure how to size my needs. I have refrigerator/freezer, well pump, two Mitsubishi heat pumps/heater, a washer and dryer, and a few lights and plugs. Not quite sure if I want to size the solar system to run all of it, all the time (get off the grid)... or to only run a subset of necessities when/if the power goes out.