# 1000L IBC

kev van
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Got my my IBC all in and it's got around 300 to 400l in it. Attached the hose not s drop. Before I cut my hose to a lengt of 2m do u think it will work to fulla watering can up? Anyone had a similar problem and solved it if so how? And yes the tap was opened

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2,52322,290As you say, mad penguin.Apophthegm - a big word for a small thought.If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.

9,896330You only get about 3psi when a 1000lt IBC is full at 1 mt of the ground so very low pressure as above if you need to feed a long hose the a pump is really your only answer.

I use mine at the allotment just to fill watering cans and it 500mm off the ground.

1146,9016,8913,992in English or in French).9,896330The actual calculation is P=ρgh, where ρ is the density of the water (Weight), g is the acceleration due to gravity( feet per second), and h is the depth of the water.

h is the difference between the height of the surface of the water and the height of the point where the pressure is measure, such as the outlet of a hose coming from the tank.

The pressure from the tank is based on the height of the tank. A tank on a 25' tower will supply at least 12.5 pounds per square inch. (we don't know the height of the surface of the water.) The 3/4 inch pipe has an area of .44 sq in. Thus the 3/4" pipe will have a pressure of 5.5 psi. The 2" pipe has an area of 3.15 sq in. Thus it will have a pressure potential of approximately 40 psi. reducing the pipe down to 3/4" after the drop will increase pressure by about 2.6 so an estimate of the pressure on this pipe would be about 90 psi.

So the answer is build a 25' tower cover it in climbing plants and the problems solved