CSR water collection ??

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 07:54
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Regarding water collection on the CSR, planning a trip this year with 7-8 vehicles, wondering if anyone has used any type of pump , was think of something like a 12 volt bilge pump, to extract water from suitable wells. Is this a feasable option, what depth would you have to pump from. Of course would also have bucket & rope, but thought we will be taking a few hundred litres on board each time, so might be better.Anyone tried anything similar ??

Guy
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 09:29

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 09:29
A few hundred litres? How many are going & for how long??
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Follow Up By: Member - Nutter (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:57

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:57
Hi Shaker , there will be 16 people for 15 days all going well. Will be starting out with 600-650 litres.
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Reply By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:38

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:38
It will be a fair lift for a 12 volt pump on some of the wells (18-25'), so I reckon a bucket or two will be faster.

In two vehicles we carried our own drinking water for the whole trip, and filled other drums for washing/showering and cooking, using bucket and rope.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nutter (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 11:16

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 11:16
Hi Tony G, thanks for that , sounds like the way we will do it, use the KISS theory.

Regards
Guy
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 17:04

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 17:04
Make sure that it a metal bucket!
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Follow Up By: Member - Nutter (QLD) - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:04

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:04
It will certainly be a metal bucket, might even take a spare good quality plastic one as back up.

Many thanks
Guy
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 11:00

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 11:00
We saw someone using a bilge pump to restock from Durba Springs; we had no trouble with the windlasses and buckets at the many wells.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nutter (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 11:42

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 11:42
Thanks DickyBeach , the bucket it shall be.

Regards
Guy
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Follow Up By: Peter 2 - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 13:01

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 13:01
A few cheapo plastic buckets are the go, spread between the convoy in case of loss due to a rope breaking.
Metal buckets are better as they sink readily but can be a pain to pack. A rock in a plastic bucket gets it to sink better ;-))
we used the buckets at the wells that were already set up, those drovers must have been tough as the big buckets weigh heaps when full of water, can only imagine how many would be needed to water a herd of cattle
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Follow Up By: MikeyS - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 13:12

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 13:12
Peter, I think I read somewhere they used horse power to lift buckets.
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Reply By: RustyHelen - Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 21:03

Thursday, Apr 27, 2006 at 21:03
Hi
If you have a look at the DVD of the CSR that is for sale on this site, it shows someone using their shower pump on the vehicle to transfer water from the well to containers. Cannot remember details, just that it was working. Might have been a high water level in the well.
We will rely on the bucket method.
Rusty
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Follow Up By: Member - Nutter (QLD) - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:06

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 08:06
I will check that out, but I'm certainly favouring the bucket.

See ya
Guy
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