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Old 07-30-2010, 08:42 AM   #1
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Looking for advice- Our company is developing a small solar powered pump that is capable of removing water down to 1/2 inch. The product will operate off of a NiMh battery that will be charges via a small solar panel. The pump will turn on automatically when water is present and will be able to pump over 200 gallons on a single battery charge. The unit will be small and portable and quite affordable- Is this a product that could work in flat roof application. Would appreciate any feedback from folks in the industry. Thanks

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Old 07-30-2010, 12:29 PM   #2
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I've seen these before. i think GAF made or marketed them.

I was looking for one once but was unable to find anything and none of my suppliers had a clue.

In my opinion, it's a band aid approach to getting water off a roof, but it'll work.
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Thanks for the feedback. I could send you a free product sample for evaluation/ beta test when we run our first pilot production. We are still in prototype stage so it will be a bit before we have Beta units. If interested send me and email with shipping info Jeff.schopperle@itt.com Regards
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Yeah I'll try one out. If nothing else it may help out as a temporary means to remove water from a roof before a repair can be made. I actually have one roof in mind where I can try it... Email sending now.
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I would be interested in trying a beta test of one aswell seeing I do a lot of flat roofs
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Looking for advice- Our company is developing a small solar powered pump that is capable of removing water down to 1/2 inch. The product will operate off of a NiMh battery that will be charges via a small solar panel. The pump will turn on automatically when water is present and will be able to pump over 200 gallons on a single battery charge. The unit will be small and portable and quite affordable- Is this a product that could work in flat roof application. Would appreciate any feedback from folks in the industry. Thanks

Most probably the water not stored on flat roof for remove.any way it is good plan to develop a solar powered pump. I have some knowledge on solar powered pumps. That I want to share with you. A solar-powered pump will deliver a slow, steady flow of water during the daylight hours. A moderately-sized system will give you around 350 gallons per day, depending on sun availability, pump size and well depth.

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Such a product already exists:

http://www.pondingpump.com
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Most probably the water not stored on flat roof for remove.any way it is good plan to develop a solar powered pump. I have some knowledge on solar powered pumps. That I want to share with you. A solar-powered pump will deliver a slow, steady flow of water during the daylight hours. A moderately-sized system will give you around 350 gallons per day, depending on sun availability, pump size and well depth.
Ours will remove upwards of 200 gallons per hour and will do that for 8-10 per charge. Recharges itself, of course.
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Looking for advice- Our company is developing a small solar powered pump that is capable of removing water down to 1/2 inch. The product will operate off of a NiMh battery that will be charges via a small solar panel. The pump will turn on automatically when water is present and will be able to pump over 200 gallons on a single battery charge. The unit will be small and portable and quite affordable- Is this a product that could work in flat roof application. Would appreciate any feedback from folks in the industry. Thanks

Please let us know if they are available, your suggested spacing and what type of pressure we can expect.

Also what is the cost.

Thank you!
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