Pump Mounting

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirty Water, May 6, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    We have a lot of non-potable water sources out here, so we install a handfull of pumps every year.

    I'm wondering what people do to mount their pumps?

    We pour a concrete slab (4'x4' usually) using pressure treated forms (we leave them on), and mount the pump and pressure tank to it with bolts. If the client wants a pumphouse, he can have it built ontop of the slab by someone else. We run the electrical conduit through the slab, but we do not run the water lines through it.

    I've seen lots of pumps stuck to a 2x12 just sitting on the ground, so I'm wondering what you guys do.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,404

    I like the idea of a concrete pier for the pump. I've poured them with captive bolts. I suppose a piece of pressure-treated wood might also do to top a slab with, in case you might change to a pump with a different footprint.

    I think a pump is designed for outdoor exposure, so a pump house is optional. One thing about an exposed pump, though, is that the hardware might rust, and not be removeable by the time the pump needs service.

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