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Pump guidance and hack pics

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Its the draining of the ponds I'm dreading. I need to install some ball valves to isolate it in the future for this kind of stuff.

    It's part of the building I have a maintenance contract on. Can't bill separate. Either sub it out or do it myself. Small towns don't have a lot of subs available.
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    use an inflatable plug to check the flow from the ponds. you already have isolation at the return. the pump can be drained by cycling the pump after isolating the supply and return (garden hose to daylight) air compressor to finish draining the pump through the voultes, pete. done it before.

    once the water is drained, install an isolation valve in the supply line and you can service the pump at any time.

    not to sound like boots but, i have serviced many pools and ponds where the pumps were -10 below grade without any issues. you do this one and your ad will read "pigtails and pumps"
  3. Yeah I was thinking something along those line I'll tackle it next week. Audrey sent me the latest horrifying riot scene from London. Dripit doesn't your daughter live in Manchester? Tell her to look out for this stuff.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If the pump has lived indoors its entire life, there may be no issues with the bolts. I've encountered outdoor pumps where I wound up wishing I'd had a small impact wrench to undo the case bolts.

    If I were to install a pump outdoors, I might get stainless-steel replacements for the case bolts.
  5. S.O.Contracting

    S.O.Contracting LawnSite Member
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    Pump says jacuzzi I believe. That motor has been replaced before thats an aftermarket emerson. Pump seal is probably a ps-1000 if I had to guess. But i could be wrong.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have an old Jacuzzi pump I couldn't open without breaking the case bolts. Ended up replacing it with a Goulds.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like you have a DB2 pump
  8. So I just need to get a repair kit for a DB2? I'll try again.
  9. 1idejim

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