Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Mechanical & Electrical

SFT Search:   
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2013, 09:04 PM
karl-nc karl-nc is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Kannapolis, NC
Posts: 495

I was considering a 300 gallon tote. the guy I talked to said he just used a barrel and a submersible pump
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 10:59 PM
arizonian's Avatar
arizonian arizonian is offline
Elite Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 1,954

Head pressure is head pressure. The real key is to measure from the top surface of the water in the barrel or tote. Even with siphoning, a 20' difference of elevation will net you roughly 8 psi. Then as the tank supply dwindles, your elevation difference is still shrinking. A 3' barrel sitting next to your drill will net you 3/100*42 psi (1.26 psi) when it's full, less as it drains.

I'd go with the pressurized can, one hole at a time.
Bill in sunny Tucson

I believe in gun control.

Gun Control: The ability to consistently hit what you are aiming at.

Weldor by choice, engineer by necessity.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2013, 07:20 AM
Ironman's Avatar
Ironman Ironman is offline
Iron Modification Investigator
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warburg, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 16,787

Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
I tink ya got's it bass ackwards...

.47 psi ( per foot)

roughly 1/2 psi per foot of elevation.
You are probably right, did a bit of googling and it appears flow and fluid weight are big players in this. More flow = more static psi. I guess volume gives velocity and can convert to pressure.

They have a chart here to save brain strain
You got freedom of speech, if you don't say too much.
Aaron Neville.

When a liberal screams racism, you can bet they were also born with white skin.

The countries whom the gods would destroy they first make green. Rex Murphy
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 08:11 AM
Portable Welder Portable Welder is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Milan, MI
Posts: 132

I have used a 55 gallon barrel and a little Giant pump for years.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 08:04 PM
Lu47Dan's Avatar
Lu47Dan Lu47Dan is offline
Connoisseur of Old Iron
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: N/W Pa.
Posts: 6,026

Karl, buy a three gallon garden sprayer, take the wand off it add a hose barb to the end of the hose and a ball valve, then add a short section of hose and a union to connect the hose to the water spud. Use good hose clamps.
I have core drilled through 12" of concrete foundation wall,6" holes, with a couple of fill ups.
If the wall is decorative, you do not want large amounts of concrete smut flowing down over the wall. I drilled a few hundred holes on one job site running just enough water to keep the concrete dust turning into paste the consistence of pudding. It was easy to scrape up the smut and haul it away.
Good luck!
Tools to Men are like Shoes to Women , you can never have too many !!
Used diesel engines are an adventure anyway you look at them !!
Miller XMT-304 Multiprocess
Miller 10-E Wire Feeder
Miller Spectrum 2050 Plasma Cutter
Hobart AC/DC stick welder
Hobart 175 Mig
Craftsman O/A set
Turbo torch and B-tank
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.