New pump

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by David Thompson, May 13, 2008.

  1. David Thompson

    David Thompson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    I just purchased a new comet pump for my pressure washer and it works just fine with more pressure than the old one had. My question is , and I risk sounding like a dumbass here,, On one side it has the soap injector tube for down streaming , that is the one right by the pressure regulator right?
    On the other side of the pump is another place to put a similar sized hose on a red plastic fitting . What is the on on the red fitting for?
    David
     
  2. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Top or bottom of the pump head?? See the pumps are usally plumbed for the RHD or LHD depending on the application. The bottom of the pump had the inlet on both sides and the top portion has the high pressure on both sides of the pump. More than likelly this is just a cap. Let us know.

    DAFF
     
  3. squirtgun

    squirtgun LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    If the red fitting has a small spout,it's a thermal relief valve.It will spoil water to the ground when the temp inside the pump starts getting to high.no need to attach a hose if this is the case.
    A pic would really help to get you the correct answer.
     

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