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HAND WATER PUMP
TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE

Hand Water Well Pumps
Water Storage Products


THIS PUMP CAN ALSO BE USED TO PUMP WATER OR OTHER LIQUIDS FROM A 55 GALLON DRUM.

pitcher pump, hand pump, hand water pumpPUMPS installed on a well or drop/suction pipe. Water or other liquid source may be a well, tank, spring, cistern barrel, etc. Where maximum lift, pumping level, distance to water does not exceed 20 ft. (9 meters)

These pumps may also be used as a hand held bilge pump, barrel/drum pump or for initial priming a jet or centrifugal pump.

 

INSTALL pump on well pipe, or suction/drop pipe. TEFLON tape or a good quality thread, sealant should be used on all threads. Make up threads on pump hand tight or enough to prevent leaks.

PRIME pump by putting water into the discharge and pumping handle until all air is eliminated an pump is primed.

IF handle continues to pump easy with little or no resistance (pumps air) and does not prime:
PROBLEM is a hole or leak (bad connection) in the suction pipe, above the water level. Be sure suction pipe is submerged.

IF handle pumps hard (back-pressure) and delivers little or no volume:
PROBLEM is suction or intake is obstructed (well point or screen plugged/stopped-up) or lift exceeds 25-30 ft.

A common problem with small diameter driven, or screened wells is a plugged well point or screen.
For example let us say we have a 2 in. driven well 30 ft. in depth with what appears to be a static water level of 10 ft.
This would indicate we have plenty of water. But if we have a plugged point/screen this condition may prevent the water reaching true static level, which we will say in this example, is 18 ft. A good way to check this is to pour water in the well pipe to the surface, if it stands full or goes down very slowly the well point is plugged (stopped up or sealed off). If the water goes down rapidly or you cannot fill the pipe, the well point is open and should produce water .

TO CORRECT this condition (plugged well point/screen) pull pipe and replace point/screen or acid treat well.

Note: On many applications it is desirable to use a foot valve with an intake strainer on the drop , pipe.
This creates positive prime and prevents undesirable material from entering suction pipe.
Performance and ease of prime will be improved if you remove the internal check valve assembly in the pump when using a foot valve.

SAND POINTS
Remember a high water level in a pipe will not produce if the point or screen is plugged or the intake obstructed.

On pressure model; HAND TIGHT only on packing nut. (UPP2)

Assemble handle and plunger bolts loose enough for movement, do not over tighten. Suction pipe should not be l inch.

Note: All parts on our pump are stainless steel !!.

ON ALL PUMPS the use of our optional discharge fittings will improve performance. The 1-1/2 Spig X 1-1/4 Fipt PVC bushing will press fit into discharge and can be removed (or solvent welded permanently). This adapts the discharge to standard 1 1/4" pipe thread for a variety of applications.

With the above adapter in place the 1-1/4 insert X Mipt adapter ell will screw into it. Turned in an up position makes priming easier. Turn down to pump or divert water in any direction or attach discharge pipe or hose.

We can furnish adapters to hose thread or almost any size pipe or plumbing. These inexpensive fittings are a standard item and are available most places locally.

 

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