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Best way to configure for pond

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

  1. WaterWerks

    WaterWerks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,253

    I guess you misunderstood. The water supply is from a pond to a lawn.
  3. gradioc

    gradioc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    DO NOT PUT PVC NEAR THE PUMP. Pvc melts. Pumps get hot. Threads slip out. My rule is 12" of metal between the pump housing and first pvc. That's probably excessive, but I've seen too many pvc males melt out of pumps.
  4. enorl76

    enorl76 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Orlando, FL
    Messages: 208

    If your PVC is melting then you have a problem with your pump deadheading and boiling the water within the pump case... This is not the fault of the PVC but in the design of your system.

    PVC works fine threaded at the pump when you dont get a deadhead situation. Even when you use metal, If you get a deadhead situation, you have more than just the piping to worry about as typically the mechanical seal is now scored and needs to be replaced.

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