Originally Posted by Dieselbear
I have city water for the house, however all outdoors water needs are supplied via a well. Previous owners I dont think could have ever done any more than water some flowers with this thing becuase it's pretty poor output..
Ive been trying to clean and power wash siding on the garage but I can only get about a minute's worth of washing before it starts to hiccup and be starved for water. I'm brushing in Wolman's wood cleaner so needless to say a lack of water is leaving me frustrated with blotchly results attm.
I have a 1.6gpm electric washer that I just bought and reailly dont want to fry it...
I dont really know much about pumps, but it 's tagged as a jet pump and was 1/2 hp . The blue holding tank next to it I dont think could be more than 8-12 gals..
So is this issue a lack of hp pulling and pushing the water or lack of water storage to pull from?
Im a big fan of power washing/clean my truck and other toys so it will get used pretty often...
You will need to find a well driller to find out just what the recovery rate is for your well.
You can only pump out of the well what the well will recover at.
ie if the recovery rate is 5gpm then that is the max you should pump at.