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Old 09-21-2011, 08:45 PM
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irrigating with trash pump

We did this little job today. we resurrected an old shallow well for one of my customers so he can water some new trees along his long driveway and his large garden. Before you say anything he supplied the pump. It works well, tomorrow i have to hook up all the drip to the trees.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:59 PM
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a pat on the back and two attaboys for including the flex coupling
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:08 PM
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Since I have no comment...nice flip flops.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:29 PM
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I like it, are you going to build a little enclosure for it?
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:30 PM
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This comment is overly picky- sch 80 nipple on outlet.
Overall a good, clean job if I must say so.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:34 PM
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This comment is overly picky- sch 80 nipple on outlet.
Why? It looks like all plastic to plastic. If it was a brass or steel pump outlet, o.k.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:44 PM
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I like it, are you going to build a little enclosure for it?
The owner said he was going make some kind of roof for it. The guy is retired and likes to putts around the property and tinker with stuff. It's kind of funny he has a system we could have tapped for this but he thinks wells and pumps are cool so he spent twice as much to do this. I had fun doing it. The well hadn't been used it 15 or 20 years so I sent a pipe down and blew out all the crap out. It only took about a min to get the pump primed.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:49 PM
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I wish I had a pic of it, but I did a booster pump similar to that and one of the carpenters built an enclosure that mirrored the house!
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Why? It looks like all plastic to plastic. If it was a brass or steel pump outlet, o.k.
A wise pump man taught me to not use sch40 on the inlet/ outlet. Never have to worry about sch 80 or steel breaking off into the pump. I learned from one of my mistakes several years ago.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:09 AM
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i agree, its not good to thread plastic into a pump.

the pump heats up and will melt the plastic and blow the connection out.

Seen it happen several times. Always come out with 6" or better worth of
metal to dissipate that heat.
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