It is a 'check valve'. Keeps the water from draining back out of the
pipe once the pump is primed. Goes right on the end of the suction
hose. It is a mandatory item for any well system. Subersibles have it
as part of the pump.
No, if the pump has a 1" inlet, that is what it was designed for on
the suck line. I can't see any benefit to going larger. On the
delivery side you do gain over long distances by going to bigger pipe,
less loss to pipe friction...hmmm, I forgot that you have a long way to
'suck' (thinking...). Afraid I can't answer that, bigger pipe might
cause priming problems but then I still think it won't self prime
Please get back afteryou try it and let us know if it did prime.
Thats not a bad idea
make sure the pump is housed priming the line once as long as you dont
have to keep disconnecting will run fine
I have used these pumps for 20 tears as a farmer we run a 1/3hp to the
house it pulls from our spring to the basement and supplys the house
a foot valve is a must it prevents you from losing your prime
you can get a foot valve for $5
Try it it will work
after working with shallow well pumps they pull and push just fine
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