Just bought a house that has this inside the garage:
It seems to be connected to pipes that leads to the sprinker system. When I
turn on the valve however nothing happens so this is broken...I think.
Any idea where I can buy a replacement?
If you just bought the place, trace the wires back to the panel before
replacing....could be shut off with a breaker. Normally there is an
electricial switch rather than just a valve to start a pump like that.
That looks to me like a standard jet pump for a shallow well.
Is there a well on the property? It might be used for only sprinkling
purposes. Check where the wire enters to see if there is power (with
a test meter).
Those pipes that go into the wall would likely go to the well. Look
for a well on that side of the house, and likely straight out from
that location. They are not always straight outside, but more often
than not they are !
Is there a storage tank connected to it? I cant see from the photo?
Wells usually have them. It looks to me that the BX cable or
Greenfield as it's called, (spiral stuff), connects to some 1/2" EMT
(conduit pipe). Trace that conduit back to the source. They may have
intentionally abandoned the well, and disconnected the wire in the
main box or elsewhere. If you are on city water, you might be wise to
get this thing running to save on the water bill. Of course that
would be for yard watering, not drinking, unless you get it tested and
find it is safe.
There does not appear to be a well. I looked outside.
But there are fittings and timers etc... outside and I will take a picture
of that and post it tomorrow.
I do not see a well, except on the other side of the house all the way
across there is a piece of round stone 30" in diameter covering the middle
of the yard. I did not try to open it but from the look of it I think there
is a higher chance it is a cover for a septic tank that has since been
That cement covered thing could easily be an old hand dug well. It
could be a septic too. Look for a sewer pipe on that side of the
house. Is there one? (Either abandoned, or presently in use but
diverted elsewhere). Till you open it, it's hard to say, but if there
is no sewer pipe going in that direction, it's unlikely a septic.
(Could be a patched hole in the wall too).
I'll wait for the pictures.
Might just save time to first figure if you want to fix it, and get a
professional walk you through the startup steps. Just a guess.
One thing in the photo you might want to look at, is that plastic
exhaust hose. Is that for a dryer?
tom @ www.FreelancingProjects.com
Glad the photo was posted, so we could see it. I've been told go with
the heavier gauge corrugated piping, so you can take it apart and
clean it out.
Even a pvc pipe would offer better fire protection than that vinyl
tube with areas to trap lint.
tom @ www.BlankHelp.com
Long Shot but any chance you have sprinklers on the Roof in case of fire.
They do that in some wooded areas Any way it would no be to hard to find a
replacement pump, I doubt an exact fit it looks pretty old to waste time
Make sure first that it is broken, and even if it is, it might take
only ten minutus to fix. I forget if you are in a position to ask the
previous owner about it, like when the last time he used it was, and
if he thought it was broken. I know this pump wasn't a deal breaker,
and the seller must know you are only getting info, not trying to sue
Its a sprinkler pump not a jet pump no tank runs full time
High head ,self priming may be hooked up to a auto timer or a switch to
I would of thought the valve would be on the other side of the union
The vinyl dryer vent hose move it up on the list or don't use the dryer
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