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Taking a pump apart questions

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Since I have all winter and can just buy a new one if I screw this one up I have a few questions.
    I have a leak at the shaft going into the prop housing. There are 4 bolts holding the motor to the plate. I removed those. There are two allen screws in a brass coupling holding the shaft? I removed those and it seems to me the motor should just pull out?

    I removed the 4 bolts holding the pump housing together. Do I need to take a screwdriver and hammer to split the two parts separate?

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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spray some penetrant on the seam, and tap lightly. Play "Little Drummer Boy" to help you pass the time :)
     
  3. Would that also be true for the motor shaft? Not sure I absolutely need to remove the motor but it would lighten the pump.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Same deal. Most modern pumps wouldn't have that brass coupler, because the motor shaft would have a threaded end that goes directly to the impeller.
     
  5. Felco #2

    Felco #2 LawnSite Member
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    The motor nameplate will tell you the shaft type. NEMA 56J would have a threaded shaft I think. Many other NEMA frame standards out there, just don't remember any of them. Sorry if you already know this, just thought I'd put it out there :)
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    You guys are not getting any extra points for pics from fuzzy devices. :hammerhead:
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    it's your eyesight that's fuzzy
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sharp is sharp:

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  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    there's a John Ford western out there
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've heard stories from older Flagstaff locals what a trip it was when Mr. Ford and Mr.Duke and the cast came to town. John Ford loved Monument Valley.
     

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