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    DIY Senior Member chefwong's Avatar
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    Can anyone recommend a very shallow water height water surface pump ?

    I have others....
    This pump does not need to be super robust as I'm just pumping it into a *container* in which a Zoeller will be doing the duty.
    Does such a beast exist.
    I had planned to use a wet vac for this application but you would be amazed how fast 5 gallons fill up......

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    I have one of these and found it to be a very handy little pump.
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/LIT...352?Pid=search

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    They do make shop vacs with a pump out feature.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUAdkm-OVPk

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    The Little Giant pumps with the intake on the bottom will pump down to about a 1/2" from the surface.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

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    I have a wayne that does the same down to 1/8. The issue is to get it primed and pumping, it wan'ts like 2 1/2" if I recall

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    Time to get the jackhammer out and make a pit or buy that shop vac with pump out.

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