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Ideas for pumping out small water flooded areas. Please?


Bing.alau
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A friend of mine has been plagued by large amounts of water in her garden over the last few months. So I have been toying with the idea of buying one of those little pumps which go on an electric drill. The idea being that with a couple of lengths of hosepipe, I could pump it away in no time for her. At present she spends an hour or so brushing it away, only for it to rain again and she has to do it all over again.

But I think I will also need a filter of some kind to fit on the end of the hose which will be submerged in the water. Does anybody know of a filter that would do the job, where I could get it etc.? Or alternatively any other ideas? Once I have it rigged up I could leave her to it. She has her own electric drill.

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Aitchbee

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A strip of plastic lawn edging, 20ft x 6ins [costing about a fiver], might help to 'corral' the water into a managable strip ... for pumping out.

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Kevscar1

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The pump RE recommends says in the description clean water so if its full of muck I don't think thats he one you want

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Brumas

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Kevscar1 that's why I suggested the pondvac to old Bingalau in my 10.27pm posting last night, if it tackles the black slime and gunge from the bottom of my pond it will tackle just plain dirty water easy-peasy.

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Forum Editor

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"The pump RE recommends says in the description clean water so if its full of muck I don't think thats he one you want"

Quite right -my mistake, I clicked on the wrong version. This is the dirty water version of the same pump

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wee eddie

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I used to use a Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner in the Coffee House. A bit like a big Henry, absolutely basic model. We used to use it when the toilets blocked (Pick Pockets empty wallets of their valuables and then stuff them down the toilet) and it couldn't care what you were pumping up!

Something along this line Not the one I had but similar

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spuds

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The dirty water pump is a very good solution to the problem, we use one plus a much bigger version. Remember though that water and electricity do not mix, and you have the necessary protection device installed. You will also need the required flexible piping.

Machine Mart have a good display of products in their stores, and fairly knowledgeable staff, but if you want to go on-line, then try ToolStation or Screwfix for possible next day delivery, unless you want to visit their local stores. All three companies have stores in the Liverpool area.

I use Toolstation on a fairly regular basis, because they tend to be a little cheaper that the other two. In-store stocks might be low on some not wanted on a regular basis items, but usually obtainable next day.

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Bing.alau

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Thanks for the ideas so far folks. I will check prices and see what she can afford. If I order something without permission I could be left looking for a pond to empty elsewhere. I've got a feeling that the FE's first suggestion looks the better one. Years ago I used to have a simple one that went on to an electric drill and seemed to do the couple of jobs I used it for back then. That's why it was the first thing that came to mind I suppose.

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spuds

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If you are looking for one of those electric drill powered pumps, then try the local pond shops. Pound World seem to have them on a regular basis around our area. But you will still need to get the piping and connectors sorted out.

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spuds

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pond shops = pound shops.

Looks like I have water or the thoughts of it on the brain :O(

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Brumas

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spuds you don't wear drainpipe trousers by any chance? if you do, you need a tap on the elbow or start wearing pumps - sorry spuds old pal, I just couldn't resist it!! ;o}

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