You need a pump to get the water from your tank to your tap or reticulation. If you didn’t have a Pump You would need a tank stand 23 metres high to equal the pressure of just a small pressure pump.
Absolutely. It all depends on your usage needs — reticulation, domestic and stock requirements differ widely. We can provide you with free advice on the best pumping solution to provide the most cost effective investment for you. We want to ensure you don’t make an expensive mistake by installing the wrong pump.
Some Household hot water systems require a minimum of 210Kpa pressure to cut in. You need the correct pump providing the correct pressure to achieve this.
Ideally the two need separate pumps. Household usage demands high pressure and low volume — 210 to 500kPa @ 50 litres per minute, whereas reticulation requires 100 litres per minute at lower pressure. This means that if you are under the shower and the retic comes on it will take 90% of the water… Pumps must also be specifically tuned by the highly trained Steelfab Water Solutions Pump Technician to suit the unique and individual household requirements.
The best brand is the pump that will do the job for you.
On Davey you get two years on pumps and five years on pressure vessels, on Ebara you will get one year on pumps.
Davey are made in Australia and Ebara in Italy.
Steelfab Water Solutions carry the full range of spare parts for all pumps sold. Our technicians are fully trained. We are fully accredited Davey Master Dealers and Field Service Agents for their complete range of rural, pool and spa pumps.
Pressure systems every 6 months, retic systems every couple of years. Most pump problems can be fixed on site, in the event of something more involved then we can almost always loan you a pump in the interim.
No you don’t — but the extra cost associated with purchasing and installing one will be quickly gained back. A pressure tank, depending on the size, enables you to get a glass of water or flush the toilet without the pump starting. Also If you choose evaporative air conditioning they require small amounts of water up to 10 times per hour. Pump wear and energy consumption is greatest at the time a pump starts. Pressure tanks reduce the wear and tear on the pump by preventing it from cycling on and off continually. By reducing power consumption they reduce your running costs and increase the life span of your pump.
If you have a pressure tank you’ll still have water to draw-off, the larger the tank the greater the capacity. This means you can still flush the toilet. If you don’t have a pressure tank — you’ll have no water…
An engine driven pump as opposed to an electric motor driven pump to deliver large volumes of water at high pressure. They can also be used for transferring water from dams to tanks.
Again—this is totally dependent on your needs. Please make use of our free advisory service to help you choose the correct pump for your situation.
For household domestic use about $0.10 to $0.20c an hour — but you would rarely run one for an hour.
A careful assessment of your usage requirements by our experts will determine this for you.
If the liquid end of the pump is full of water then, when the pump starts, it will draw up the water from the source and pump it.
Yes—but it must be done correctly. You can do it yourself but you will not receive the free ‘Davey 1st Twelve Months Field Warranty’. If Steelfab Water Solutions perform the installation your pump will be installed professionally, tuned correctly to the site requirements and you will receive the ‘Davey 1st Twelve Months Field Warranty’ — so if any thing goes wrong we come and fix it free of charge.
How do I manage if my pump needs to be taken away for repairs and the tank is my only source of water?
Firstly — don’t worry! We can generally repair it the same day: if we need to take the pump away to fix then we can almost always loan you a pump in the interim.