HOW MUCH DOES PIPE WEIGH?
Size Galvanized steel Sch 80 PVC Weight of water in pipe 1″ 1.68 lbs/ft .41 lbs/ft .31 lbs/ft 1 1/4″ 2.28 .57 .53 1 1/2″ 2.73 .69 .77 2″ 3.68 .96 1.40 2″ Solar applications Pumps to run on solar systems must be kept small, must be three wire, are best installed with capacitor start-capacitor run control boxes. This type control box costs more but reduces starting and running amps by 10 to 20%. The solar system must have the surge capacity to handle the starting inrush current of the motor which will be about 6 times the full load running current. Lake and pond Installations Submersible pumps are frequently installed in lakes and ponds and rivers. There are several things to be aware of if you want good life. a) Solids – these pumps are NOT designed to pump anything bigger than a grain of sand, this means no fish, no leaves, no grass, no insects, no moss. None. b) Mounting position. They can be used from straight up to horizontal and anywhere in between. However, they are designed to ru