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IBC Tank Electric Water Pump #7846103 05/20/20 11:43 PM
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Anyone know of a solid option to hook up an electric water pump to an IBC tank? My lease has no water/power. I’ve solved power with a Honda generator....need to solve water. I want an option that’s pressurized with flow similar to a garden hose.

I’m looking for a solid, no-nonsense option that’ll last awhile (like the “Honda” option, but for water flow). Don’t want to build a tower if I don’t have to.

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An RV water pump, runs on 12v. 1.2 to 5.5 GPM, up to around 55 psi.

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Originally Posted by Dove Murderer
Anyone know of a solid option to hook up an electric water pump to an IBC tank? My lease has no water/power. I’ve solved power with a Honda generator....need to solve water. I want an option that’s pressurized with flow similar to a garden hose.

I’m looking for a solid, no-nonsense option that’ll last awhile (like the “Honda” option, but for water flow). Don’t want to build a tower if I don’t have to.


Run an on demand pump off the Honda. Amazon has them for ~$80 bucks. Hose to the tank and hose to the trailer.

Edit: the price of the pump I’m thinking of got jacked up but I’m sure there are similar options for cheaper.

Shurflo 2088-594-144 Industrial... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001VXRQGG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share


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We use a marine battery, solar panel and the pump off of a atv sprayer tank from Tractor Supply. Hooked it up to a sink. Works like a charm.

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This pump has pressure shut off and owe pressure tank. you can run it direct to generator since it’s 110v

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If you just want to transfer from on tank to the other, this one is also 110v so direct to generator
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Re: IBC Tank Electric Water Pump [Re: Dove Murderer] #7846624 05/21/20 01:57 PM
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RV pumps work great with a few tips

1.) Works better with decent head pressure (elevate tote)

2.) Ensure your suction side pipe is large enough

3.) Keep your pump close to cabin/sink/shower



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Unless you just want to run the generator every time you want water, an RV water pump, deep cycle battery & a suitable solar panel for charging = water anytime without running generator.

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Originally Posted by Rustler
Unless you just want to run the generator every time you want water, an RV water pump, deep cycle battery & a suitable solar panel for charging = water anytime without running generator.


this was my thought as well ... same idea my LO near Ozona has set up for their cabin. They have a tank that collects all the rain water from the roof under the back porch, 12vdc RV style pump to the hill to a holding tank, then gravity feed back to the cabin/shower house.


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Re: IBC Tank Electric Water Pump [Re: Dove Murderer] #7847183 05/21/20 11:18 PM
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Thank y’all for all of the suggestions. KRmitchell had some great advice....started ordering parts today.

Re: IBC Tank Electric Water Pump [Re: Dove Murderer] #7860405 06/04/20 04:46 PM
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I just had experience with this stuff this weekend. I went out to the mule deer lease and put up 2 big 250gal IBC tanks filled with water. Initially, all three were on the trailer, only 2 full of water, 1 empty. Once on the property, I couldn't use the trailer so I had to pump water into the empty tank in the bed of my truck(Pump against gravity). I used this: SeaFlow pump
Once water was in the tank on the bed, I had to put an empty tank in the bed as well. Then drive out to the place I was going to have the water set up. Then I had to pump again out of one tank into the other tank on the ground (with the help of gravity).

The pump above made it take about 75-90 minutes per tank. Reading the fine print, they recommend only running it 5 minutes at a time. In hindsight, I should have just bought a gas operated water transfer pump from Home Depot or Lowe's, and forked over the $250-400 bucks. Especially since I had to do this for two tanks I was setting out. For one of the tanks, I actually used two hoses, and one drained with the pump and the other drained using gravity.

Hope this is somewhat insightful for anyone reading. Learn from my mistakes.
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Originally Posted by Armin
I just had experience with this stuff this weekend. I went out to the mule deer lease and put up 2 big 250gal IBC tanks filled with water. Initially, all three were on the trailer, only 2 full of water, 1 empty. Once on the property, I couldn't use the trailer so I had to pump water into the empty tank in the bed of my truck(Pump against gravity). I used this: SeaFlow pump
Once water was in the tank on the bed, I had to put an empty tank in the bed as well. Then drive out to the place I was going to have the water set up. Then I had to pump again out of one tank into the other tank on the ground (with the help of gravity).

The pump above made it take about 75-90 minutes per tank. Reading the fine print, they recommend only running it 5 minutes at a time. In hindsight, I should have just bought a gas operated water transfer pump from Home Depot or Lowe's, and forked over the $250-400 bucks. Especially since I had to do this for two tanks I was setting out. For one of the tanks, I actually used two hoses, and one drained with the pump and the other drained using gravity.

Hope this is somewhat insightful for anyone reading. Learn from my mistakes.
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Thank you guys. Looking forward to learning a lot on here.

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Originally Posted by Armin
Thank you guys. Looking forward to learning a lot on here.

Welcome aboard. Definitely THE BEST place to learn.


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Originally Posted by Armin
Thank you guys. Looking forward to learning a lot on here.


Keeping up with those water totes by transferring water from one to the other is tough work, but really worth it to the animals.

One tip I can give you. Cover that tote with a tarp to keep out the sunlight or throw in some copper to keep the algae away. You can coil up some 3/8" or 1/2" copper tubing like a spring and drop it in the bottom.



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We had one that is like this one. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200710783_200710783 We kept it around to suck water out of pond for watering a small field.


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Thank you guys. Looking forward to learning a lot on here.


Keeping up with those water totes by transferring water from one to the other is tough work, but really worth it to the animals.

One tip I can give you. Cover that tote with a tarp to keep out the sunlight or throw in some copper to keep the algae away. You can coil up some 3/8" or 1/2" copper tubing like a spring and drop it in the bottom.


Yes this sounds like a great idea. I'll do that when I head back down in August. Not looking forward to that heat! I wonder how long 250 gal of water will last. The 50gal water tubs are only full with about 20 gallons max based on how I set the flapper up. In hindsight, I also could have painted the outside of the water tanks to prevent sunlight from getting to the water.

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We had one that is like this one. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200710783_200710783 We kept it around to suck water out of pond for watering a small field.


This is exactly what I should have ought. If only I had spent the extra $80... kicking myself now. I know for next time.

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By once, cry once. First heard that on here from QSYB and its usually real good advice.


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Originally Posted by Armin
I just had experience with this stuff this weekend. I went out to the mule deer lease and put up 2 big 250gal IBC tanks filled with water. Initially, all three were on the trailer, only 2 full of water, 1 empty. Once on the property, I couldn't use the trailer so I had to pump water into the empty tank in the bed of my truck(Pump against gravity). I used this: SeaFlow pump
Once water was in the tank on the bed, I had to put an empty tank in the bed as well. Then drive out to the place I was going to have the water set up. Then I had to pump again out of one tank into the other tank on the ground (with the help of gravity).

The pump above made it take about 75-90 minutes per tank. Reading the fine print, they recommend only running it 5 minutes at a time. In hindsight, I should have just bought a gas operated water transfer pump from Home Depot or Lowe's, and forked over the $250-400 bucks. Especially since I had to do this for two tanks I was setting out. For one of the tanks, I actually used two hoses, and one drained with the pump and the other drained using gravity.

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Two things I would do. First one is that I would get a smaller trough so that I was not loosing so much to evaporation everyday. Deer will drink around one gallon/head/day in the summer so 10 deer will empty your tote in short order when you add in the evaporation on top, you will be out of water sooner than you think. I would look at something similar to this for your trough..https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/little-giant-automatic-waterer That way you have less water exposed to sun and heat. I would put that little trough in concrete to keep it heavy and animals from turning it over or you could put it at the base of your tote and just secure it somehow. You could also look at a much smaller trough and keep your current float and hose setup. I would just look at getting a shorter stainless steel water heater/washing machine type hose so that it holds up the sun, heat and freezing temps better.
Second thing is I would elevate my tote in the back of the truck up with more pallets(then tie with tie down strap due to it being top heavy) so it will gravity flow out the 2" drain into your water tote/trough setup. Get you a cam lock coupler for the tank drain and short piece of 2" drain hose from Tractor Supply to put on the drain. You can drain into your tote quickly out of 2" and no need for pumps. There are other ways to plumb the tote in the back of your truck to gravity flow to your water tote/float using standard PVC and valves also.


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This was my setup a few years ago. I went with a zero pressure timer that let out 5 gallons every morning. 5 gallons isn't enough, but it gave 3 or 4 of my dominant bucks water when they came every morning for protein pellets and cottonseed. I was able to time my water and protein usage for a trip once every two months without being empty for extended periods of time

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all very good points above! smaller trough and even better if you can bury or slightly bury to keep the temperature lower and less exposed surface of the trough to heat up. I would also use something besides the garden hose, stainless water heater hose or even copper tubing as the coons at my Ozona place would eat the garden hose in no time, draining all the water from the tote. I like the idea of the zero pressure timer also just in case there ever was a leak/break in the line to the trough.

I have seen some pretty ingenious forms of adding water collection using corrugated sheet metal above the tote and using rain gutters to funnel any rain runoff into the tote.


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I use a "Little Giant" pump and power it off a 120V/12V converter in my pickup Takes about 10 minutes to pump 55 gallons.


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Did a similar thing in Schliechter co, Just need a long hose and patience. Gravity will work. Had a tote in the back of a K30 and 150-200 ft of hose. drove it uphill to drain the tank into 2 275 gal totes. Took 3 trips

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Did a similar thing in Schliechter co, Just need a long hose and patience. Gravity will work. Had a tote in the back of a K30 and 150-200 ft of hose. drove it uphill to drain the tank into 2 275 gal totes. Took 3 trips


I felt your pain! This was rough country, and my 250 had a hard time getting anywhere fast...then you wind up just sitting there!

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