Wash water removal from prkgrg basement


#1

HELLO ALL!

Looking to remedy an issue. we are bidding a below grade parking garage, our vacuum recovery is not able to fit. can anyone suggest something to help us get the wash water from the lowest level - 50’ below grade - up to our recirculation unit in order to create a closed loop system?

thank you for your suggestions!


#2

#3

What about a trash pump? I don’t know what size you would need to lift that high but they are generally not too expensive. I have a smallish one at the ranch that I use for remote food plot watering but I’ve never tried to “lift” water 50’ with it either.


#4

hey thanks I took a look at that. not sure if it will “lift” 50’ but we are considering this as an option. may have to try it and post up a video for you guys.


#5

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_31620_31620

this is the trash pump we are looking at. I don’t think a 1 HP pump will have the power to lift the water out. any other suggestions would be great.

anyone know of a closed loop trailer system that is shorter than 6’?


#6

I think MDA has a good idea. When looking for a pump look at the “head feet”. That’s pretty much the “lift”. All pumps should have it in their specs.


#7

Contact Munro or some other pump company and tell them what you’re wanting to do. I had to email them once about a pump that could pump 65’ up and still hit 60 psi and 12 gpm. You won’t need the same specs but they will be able to recommend a pump. They were super helpful and always emailed back the same day. They can tell you what specs to look for.


#8

That’s the info I was trying to figure out right there! thank you for that!


#9

If it’s a one time use thing you can probably rent what you need if you have the right specs.


#10

we have four parking garages here to complete. gonna go with the pump I shared the link to, it has a 25’ lift with a 70’ head. it may be expensive but I think this will solve some issues we have had to deal with. I will update this thread with pics and vids when the jobs start so you guys can see how it works or if it wont work at all.