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Me again, looked for a more appropriate category but found nothing, so here it is.  Once I get the B&S running I need to decide how I can best move water from the creek to the garden, a 25' lift. For convenience I would have the pump at garden elevation and suck it, however I do not know how to determine whether I need a jet pump. I can put the pump by the creek and push it up. Can you recommend a site that will provide this information, as well as performance figures like volume pressure. Pump and engine are rated at 3600 RPM, though the engine does have a throttle.
Thank you.

I'm not sure where to find water pump specs.  I have always been told the maximum distance you can lift water is 21 feet...but you have push it as far as you want to.

I'd recommend placing the pump closest to the water location and pushing it to where ever you need it.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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