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Best way to configure for pond

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ArTurf, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,329

    Is there a better way to plumb pump pulling from a pond . Top plug froze up for priming so have to re do. What is a way to prevent rust from locking up threads? Can't post a pic from phone but a tee is in output side of pump and plug is threaded into one side of tee
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  2. ilike2mow

    ilike2mow LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have you tried using anti seize on the thread of the priming plug?
     
  3. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,329

    Here's a pic
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    On the anti seize, I'll try that if no one has a better idea. I don't work with many pump systems for what it's worth.
     
  4. ilike2mow

    ilike2mow LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In case you don't know, the anti seize is copper colored. I think they would sell it at home depot.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    One can always splurge and buy a brass plug.
     
  6. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,329

    Pic again. Would you do anything different?
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  7. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,160

    Since you're not dealing with a lot of pressure, switch to PVC. There are all kinds of fitting to help you. My well pump is PVC all the way. Pipe dope between Metal and PVC not teflon tape.
     
  8. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,329

    Yes, thinking all PVC. Thanks for confirming.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,442

    If it's a priming port on the pump itself, apart from the outlet port, then you do splurge on the brass plug, or accept leakage from a PVC plug after expansion/contraction cycles. Further removed from the pump, and whatever heat it adds, you can be fine with PVC.

    Is that ordinary steel fittings and pipe? They make galvanized for a reason.
     
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,824

    Just plumb in a hose bib for priming. Hose x hose female adapter for connection. :)
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