Have bore, need pumps and set-up

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9 years 6 months ago #33801 by dkjhoops
Hi all, newbie here looking at moving onto our bare block in Jan next year. Nothing on site yet so will be caravan and awning for awhile :( We have a bore already drilled in and need to be able to get water from it. Can anyone in the Waimakariri, Canterbury point me in the right direction for installers/suppliers of all the stuff we will need at a decent price??

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9 years 6 months ago #447756 by cantabcook
I'm no help to you sorry but am keen to know the same info. We will be getting our bore put in within the next few months I expect. How deep is your bore out of interest?

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9 years 6 months ago #447759 by kai
The irrigation warehouse in christchurch is one.

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9 years 6 months ago #447760 by DiDi
Hell this is confusing. If the bore has been drilled, then you should have all the details as to what it is capable of, the quality of the water etc. Did you get this info from your driller?

I am well aware of wells being drilled in my neighbourhood when they were piddling out water from 100M deep that only just watered some garden plants.

Surely your well driller is responsible for getting you the water you need so why are you not using them to finalise your needs and wants from the bore?

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9 years 6 months ago #447766 by Aquila
Some sections down here come with the bore but no pumps or other gear and the driller is long gone by the time you buy your section

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9 years 6 months ago #447768 by Valmai
Im on the other side of Chch so not a lot of help that way. You need to know how deep your water table is. Will you have single or 3 phase power? What will you use the water for, stock water & house, irrigation-what type eg. drippers to trees or irrigating pasture? Basically you need to know how far your pump has to pull the water up, and how many litres of water per minute you will want to pump. Then will you have to pump the water to a storage tank (some councils require that) for the house and stock water. Depending on the water you take you may need a resource consent.
Sorry for hammering you with so many questions but you need to have a reasonably good idea of what you will be doing with the water to make the right choices. Im no expert but Im sure someone will come along and translate my ramblings into something coherent.

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9 years 6 months ago #447856 by daerfamily
Try Andrew at Irrigation Warehouse in Rangiora - he did our orchard irrigation, and he lives just down the road from where you'll be so he can pop in on his way home! He's super friendly!

It will cost a small fortune unfortunately, but he will probably suggest a submersible pump etc. By the way, check the water quality, on your LIM it should have a test showing E Coli etc (results anyway) .... if the quantities are high then you also need to add a filtration system involving a uv lamp etc ...

But Andrew is the way to go :-)

I am picking because you dont have a house built you need the water to drink/shower etc, so check the water quality first. Ours is on a filtration system, you can come check it out if you like, you know where we are.

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9 years 6 months ago #447857 by daerfamily
Also happy to house you if it's torrential downpour and thunder and lightning until you get your house built ... but hopefully summer brings much sun!

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9 years 6 months ago #448056 by dkjhoops

daerfamily;448078 wrote: Try Andrew at Irrigation Warehouse in Rangiora - he did our orchard irrigation, and he lives just down the road from where you'll be so he can pop in on his way home! He's super friendly!

It will cost a small fortune unfortunately, but he will probably suggest a submersible pump etc. By the way, check the water quality, on your LIM it should have a test showing E Coli etc (results anyway) .... if the quantities are high then you also need to add a filtration system involving a uv lamp etc ...

But Andrew is the way to go :-)

I am picking because you dont have a house built you need the water to drink/shower etc, so check the water quality first. Ours is on a filtration system, you can come check it out if you like, you know where we are.

Thanks for that, will get in touch with Andrew ASAP to see what he can offer. Was also put on to Hansens so may try them in the new year.

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9 years 6 months ago #448058 by dkjhoops

daerfamily;448079 wrote: Also happy to house you if it's torrential downpour and thunder and lightning until you get your house built ... but hopefully summer brings much sun!

WOW...cheers for that, hoping that there won't be any major weather issues and working on getting a large shed/garage from Totalspan or similar before winter in case of bad weather. Will take you up on the offer of looking at your pump set-up though, will be in touch.

Merry Xmas :D

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9 years 6 months ago #448059 by dkjhoops
Thanks Valmai for all the things I will need to consider. I do know it will be 3 phase at the bore/pump shed but apart from water to the house when eventually built, I haven't considered much else. From reading your post, I really need to get a decent plan in place now so that I have a correct set-up.

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9 years 6 months ago #448060 by dkjhoops

Aquila;447979 wrote: Some sections down here come with the bore but no pumps or other gear and the driller is long gone by the time you buy your section

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Correct, that is the case with us. Purchased the block with the bore/well already in place and have received a bore log to pass onto pump installers. Apparently the water is fine and shouldn't need filtration according to developer but will let the professionals decide that when they look at set-up costs.

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9 years 6 months ago #448062 by dkjhoops

cantabcook;447969 wrote: I'm no help to you sorry but am keen to know the same info. We will be getting our bore put in within the next few months I expect. How deep is your bore out of interest?

Hi cantabcook, bore is 30 metres deep, water level 14.5 metres. How have you got on so far??

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9 years 6 months ago #448065 by cantabcook
I'm getting nowhere at the moment dkjhoops. Got the houseplans pretty much finalised I think but I've put everything lsb related on the backburner until the kids go back to school now. We don't have title yet but our bore is meant to be installed before settlement so I need to figure out where to locate it. It is meant to be 40m deep.

Might do a daytrip out to the Irrigation Warehouse in Rga while hubby is on leave. I'm really keen to figure out some setup too (not just for the bore but for my vege gardens 'cause I'm sick of watering my town ones by hand!!!!) In fact might just start a new thread on that now........

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9 years 6 months ago #448067 by dkjhoops

cantabcook;448307 wrote: I'm getting nowhere at the moment dkjhoops. Got the houseplans pretty much finalised I think but I've put everything lsb related on the backburner until the kids go back to school now. We don't have title yet but our bore is meant to be installed before settlement so I need to figure out where to locate it. It is meant to be 40m deep.

Might do a daytrip out to the Irrigation Warehouse in Rga while hubby is on leave. I'm really keen to figure out some setup too (not just for the bore but for my vege gardens 'cause I'm sick of watering my town ones by hand!!!!) In fact might just start a new thread on that now........

I know the feeling cantabcook, at least you have house plans! we haven't even sorted that out yet as we are waiting on a house sale before we can progress. We have been filling several 20 litre containers and driving out to the block to water new shelter belt and that's taking it's toll :(

Wife keep's reminding me that this is all an adventure hehe, once we are there I would imagine it will be but maintaining 10 acres then driving home and maintaining current house is getting a bit much for this old fella :D

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