I need a vacuum that I can put into a pipe, and have it suck out the
contents like a vacuum. Not a sump pump that is lowered, or a pump that
needs to be primed, or even a self priming pump. I need to occasionally
pump a four inch vertical pipe where fluids accumulate below grade, and run
it out 200' downhill through a 3/4" hose. Doing that will create some
suction and head pressure on its own. Almost all pumps are larger than 4",
and those that have a garden hose intake are flimsy and the impeller won't
take much solids and sand, which may compose some of the content.
I thought of getting a dedicated wet vac, and putting a through the hull
fitting on it that would drain the water out of the tank, putting a 90 ball
valve on there, and opening it when the tank got close to full.
There are very simple "pumps" powered by water pressure that would probably do
what you want. With the suction from the long downward outlet tube, it would
probably only need to run for a bit to start the suction. For that matter, a
check valve with a 'T' above it going to the outlet hose could be used. Turn on
water into the 'T' to start the outlet hose siphon, then turn it off. The siphon
will open the check valve to siphon out the water until it gets low enough to
draw air and break the siphon. This would have the advantage of relative
immunity to damage by crud in the water. The check valve and 'T' would be placed
near the bottom of the pipe.
There are also wet/dry vacs with a pump built in to empty liquids even with the
vacuum on, or shop vacs with a hose connection on the tank already.
Why do you need to pump out this pipe?
Can you use a cap with a hose fitting and let it fill to capacity and
then drain out on it's own?
You'd need to "permanently" install the 200' of hose (or PVC pipe) but
you'd be one and done instead of "occasionally" having to set up your
pump system for short term use.
On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 07:57:24 -0700, DerbyDad03 wrote:
I feel if I jerk your chain and let you feel that you are of some value it
will make you like me more and more. Keep looking for future stupid posts
that you will be able to chime in on in the future. DUH!
I'm glad I could be of some assitance.
We'll chat again real soon.
REPLY: I DID NOT POST THE ABOVE. This is Steve B. The real one. The one
who has been posting here for years. I just munged my ID to get past your
killfile, which you may have put me in. I apparently have a stalker. If
you know how to analyze the properties of my message, you can figure out
that the paths from my history of posts is not anything like the person who
posted the stuff above.
You have always contributed good stuff, DD, and we have spoken a lot in the
past here. Please analyze the paths if you know how. In the meantime, I
shall munge my ID as soon as this clown imitates me, and still sign my posts
The Real Steve B, so as to get some posts in until my shadow tires and goes
The real Steve B
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