Pumps and Motors

  • Hello, We have dug a borewell of 200 feet depth & inserted 5 inch pipe upto 120 feet. Water is available at 30 feet. Please suggest a suitable pump.
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  • Hello, I have a borewell which is 350 feet deep with a 6" diameter with an yield of 2". The casing depth is 10 feet. Please suggest a suitable submersible motor & pump for the same. Sunil Sarnobat
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  • Hi, I have a borewell that was assured of 4" water at 300 feet total depth. I get the water for an hour and then it stops. So I stopped using it. However when I lift the pipes and pump, I hear the sound of flowing water down somewhere in the bore well. It is really like the noise of a pouring w...
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  • Hello, I want to know what is the best time of the day to run the borewell at home to get maximum pressure, please help me
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  • Hello, Our borewell is 380 feet deep. We have purchased a 5HP pump with a head of 75 meter and discharge of 210 lpm. Please suggest if this is sufficient?
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  • Hello,If we suck the groundwater from borewell, what happen to the empty space? Does it get filled with air? If the pump is placed inside the borewell, is the water sucked from water level above the pump or the water level below the pump.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • Hello, I have a borewell which is about 300 ft deep. I would like to know whether a submersible motor or compressor motor, which is preferable for household purpose.
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  • Hello, I have a 4 Inch borewell with water at 60 ft. The total land area is 1 hectare for irrigation. I will be requiring a maximum of 40000 ltr per hour water as I am going to install drip irrigation system in my farm. Can you suggest an appropriate submersible pump which can work for me effi...
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  • Hi, I have recently dug a bore well and have got water on 675 feet. I need assistance in deciding the capacity of the motor I need to use. Some suggestions have been that I should use a 3HP, 40 Stages, 3-Phase motor. Is this correct? Kindly suggest.
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  • Hi,I have constructed 75000 L underground RCC water tank. The tank depth is 12 feet. I want to install a mono-block pump inside the house. The distance of the pump from the water tank is 100 Feet. I want to fill up an overhead tank of 1000L capacity which is located at a height of 30 feet....
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Hello,I have a borewell which is 412ft deep having a 8" dia. We were using a 12 stage, 5 HP pump, 2" HDPE pipe and best quality power cable and were able to get good water. A few days ago I installed a 7.5 hp pump which was recommended by most of the people to maximise use but after 30 minutes ...
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  • Hello,I have a borewell which is 430ft deep. My motor and pipes are stuck in the borewell at 200ft. I need contacts of people who can help me remove this in Prakasham District in Andhra Pradesh. Please help. My contact number is 8142389085
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • HelloOur borewell is 840 ft deep but we got water at 780 ft. We have installed Texmo submersible motor. It runs for few seconds and the meter reads at 12-15 amps but there is no water. I get the message on display 'dry'. Someone was saying that I should have got some water at least after monsoon re-...
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  •  Hello,My borewell is 600 feet deep, with 20 feet casing. It has 6" dia. I want to use this for agricultural purposes. Can anyone guide me as to how I should calculate the required capacity (hp) of the submersible pump for this borewell? What are the factors to be considered? 
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  • Hello,We have a borwell from last 3 years at our farm in Khajuraho ( Madhyapradesh)  installed with 5 HP submersible motor at 150 ft. It has 2inch HDPE delivery hose. Six months ago the pump stopped working. We removed it, got it repaired and installed it again at 120 ft. Now again it has stopp...
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  • Hi,We have a borewell with a motor at 500ft depth. During rainy season, there was a little seepage of muddy water and the motor stopped functioning. When we checked with a borewell person he told that borewell motor is stuck with mud and cannot be pulled out. So we had a pipe blasting and pulle...
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  • Hello,My submersible pump is stuck in the borewell at 190 feet. I am not able to remove it. Roots of trees may have entangled at 40 feet depth. Kindly suggest how I can remove the pump.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 7 months agoread more
  • Hello,We are using a  2.5 hp air compressor for water supply from a borewell of 270 ft depth, since the water table is not sufficient enough for using a submergible pump. Can you please tell us which grade of oil is to be used for such compressors as lubricant?  Since it is a loc...
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  • Hi,We had got a borewell dug in 2010 which was giving good water since then. Few weeks ago we got little muddy water. Now when we are switching on motor the MCB reading is 15 amps (used to get water at 15amps, 200v earlier) with no water. After a while it drops to 13 amp again with no water. Th...
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 8 months agoread more
  • Hello,i need suggestion to install submersible pump for a 300ft deep borewell used for domestic purpose. Kindly let me know the capacity of the pump that needs to be installed.
    Anonymous (not verified)posted 6 years 8 months agoread more

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I AM NOW HAVING A COMPRESSOR MOTOR FOR MY BOREWELL. 1 HP MOTOR & 1.5 HP COMPRESSOR. IT TAKES , OF LATE, A VERY LONG TIME ABOUT 4 HOURS TO FILL THE TANK. 6 FT X 6 FT X 5 FT . MY VILLAGE IS VAIYAMPATTI IN MANAPPARAI TALUK , TIRUCHIRAPPALLI DISTRICT, TAMILNADU. A DRY PLACE. NO RIVERS . NO LAKES. RAIN SHORT FALL. WATER IS AT 340 FT AND APPROXIMATELY 5 FT WATER IS THERE. (340 TO 345) . CAN I GO FOR A SUBMERSIBLE MOTOR? PLEASE ADVISE WHETHER TO GO FOR A SUBMERSIBLE MOTOR OR FIX A COMPRESSOR MOTOR WITH INCREASED HP. PLEASE SUGGEST THE HP FOR THE MOTOR YOU SUGGEST. 

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I have a borewell dug till 300 feet. Suddenly last week, water stopped pumping out from the borewell. When I switched on the motor and when the ampere reading showed 15A, water was being pumped out. Now from last week when I switch on the motor the ampere reading is showing 20A volt meter is showing 220V constantly, and water is not being pumped out. I checked whether there is water in the borewell, by putting camera inside it, and saw there was sufficient water. What does this signify?

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What are solar water pumps? What are their advantages over traditional water pumps? Here are the answers to all your questions on solar water pumps.

This is a simple guide that answers some of the most popular questions related to solar water pumps. This list of Q&A will help you understand what they are and their growing importance these days. Please click on a question for detailed information.

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1) Existing borewell of 9 years old, depth 450 ft. 2) Due to slush / mud borwell was cleaned and as suggested filter pipes installed upto 440 ft. 3) Then we lowered a pump and motor with new HDPE 1 1/2 hose pipe. motor / pump all new. 4) Already two pumps got struck and I had to blast the then existing HDPE pipe to lift the hose. 5) Casing pipe of 6 inches upto 170 ft. 6) 4 inch Filter pipe upto 440 ft. 7) New HDPE pipe upto 400 ft lowered and motor / pump below. Now motor is stuck and not working. 8) Checked with camera and water is there and slush is covering the motor / pump.

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We are a housing society spread over 6 acres. We use a 5 HP motor pump to supply water from underground tank through 2" PVC pipe over a length of 1000 meters. We are not getting sufficient pressure of water even after 500 meters. Is the motor capacity insufficient?

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A women led initiative ensures access to water in Punawli Kalan village of Jhansi

This story is of Punawli Kalan village in Uttar Pradesh, where a community with the support of a women-led federation, solved its water woes by developing a community-owned water supply system.

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We recently had a 4.5 inch diameter boring in our house for domestic use. The technician dug the borewell upto a depth of 230 feet, after which he said boring can not be carried out further.About 1 inch of water supply was found at a depth of 150 feet. The casing i.e the pipe which is provided upto the rocks, is of 77 feet in length and 4.5 inches in diameter. We have to install a 1000 litre tank on the roof top which is 15 feet from the ground level and about 15 meters away from the borewell.

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I have installed a 15 HP submersible pump (CRI) in my farm in Southern Tamil Nadu. This pump is installed in a 380 feet borewell that has an average yield of 3000 to 3600 litres per hour. The 15 HP pump was installed on basis of a wrong advice provided by the pump dealer as I was looking at installing rain gun and a rain gun required significant pressure. In hindsight a 5 or a 7.5 HP pump should have served the purpose

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I have dug a bore well around 400 feet deep, that is 6" wide, and I also have a 7.5 HP submersible motor. My motor works in 3 phase supply, now i have to put 2 phase to it. Is it possible to run the motor in 2 phase? Will this cause any problems for the motor? If so, are there any solutions?

Venkatesh CN

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Solar pumps are cost-effective, environment-friendly and have good potential in places with high water table. Sehgal Foundation, that piloted 14 solar pumps in two districts of Bihar, shows how.

Irrigation system in India is often about big dams and hundreds of kilometres of canals that incur huge capital expenditure. Hence, policies at the central and the state level are mostly tilted in favour of big projects and often neglect micro-level solutions.

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