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    Connecting to community well...

    I am connecting to a community well. The well pump is 120 feet deep and produces 32 gallons per minute. The well pump outlet is 2 inches. My house is 1500 feet away from the well. There will be (2) 2500 gallon water storage tanks. From the well to the first water tank is 700 feet with 40 feet of head. From the first water tank to the second water tank is 800 feet with 70 feet of head. From the second water tank to the house is about 50 feet.
    Aside from the tanks and conduit, what do I need to buy from you to make this happen?

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    If I read this right, the well pump will be filling the first 2500 gallon tank. From there I would put a 1/2hp sub in both tanks. One to fill the second tank and one to pressurize the house. You will need a float switch to control the lower pump and a Cycle Stop Valve, bladder tank, pressure switch etc at the house to control the second sub. If you have a need for more that 10 gallons per minute at your home, a larger pump will be needed.

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    Bob,
    What are the benefits of using a submersible pump as opposed to a skid mount pump?

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    Also, how is a submersible pump supported/mounted inside the tank? Does it just hang free? How hard is it to service? Are sub. pumps more efficient? Sorry if I'm being to inquisitive.

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    I'm not sure what you mean by a skid mount pump. But a jet pump or centrifugal pump are not as efficient as a submersible. The jet is capable of more pressure than a centrifugal and a centrifugal can produce more water than a jet, a sub can basically do both. It simply pushes the waster instead of having to pull it first then push it.

    The sub can be hung vertically or horizontally in the tank. Vertical is somewhat better if possible.

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    Perhaps by skid mounted he's thinking of the Daton/Teel side mounted centrifugal pump, which is what I went with, mainly for accessibility for swaping it out when it goes bad.

    Rancher

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    Thank you all so much for you help. I Think I will go with Bob's recommendations. I found this site a while ago and would just skim through every now and then for fun. It is entertaining to read the answers from such knowledgeable folks.
    (by the way Rancher, I did mean a side mounted centrifigal pump. I use those quite often in my industry)

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