(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Problem with water suction

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member kevin102's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    4

    Default Problem with water suction

    Name:  scan0001.jpg
Views: 66
Size:  19.0 KB

    Hi all,

    Anyone see the problem here! I have tried everything but nothing seems to work. Maybe the pump is not strong enough?

    Thanks,

    Kevin

  2. #2
    Test, Don't Guess! cacher_chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Land of Cheese
    Posts
    3,151

    Default

    Maybe a silly question, but did you prime it?

  3. #3
    DIY Junior Member kevin102's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Yes Primed it several times, even went as far to add a ballcock valve at center of hose where a garden hose could be attached and water pushed through the pipe until primer at pump was overflowing. when we switched pump on it sucked for a bit but then nothing!

  4. #4
    Test, Don't Guess! cacher_chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Land of Cheese
    Posts
    3,151

    Default

    If there are any joints on the suction side I would start there. Any air/suction leak will do it.

  5. #5
    DIYer, not in the trades LLigetfa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NW Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    3,685

    Default

    Use a submersible and you will never have priming issues or a pump not strong enough.

  6. #6
    DIY Junior Member kevin102's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Yes LLigetfa, I soon realized I made a huge blunder in my purchase of this type of pump, submersible is they way to go

  7. #7
    DIY Junior Member kevin102's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Thanks cacher_chick, I think I may have spotted a suction leak at the pump itself! cheap china plastic intake nozzle grrrr I'll call into the local fittings store and buy a brass nozzle instead.

Similar Threads

  1. Pressure verses Suction
    By scottj in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-04-2008, 05:39 PM
  2. what rating suction line should I use?
    By Byoung5187 in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-03-2006, 05:17 PM
  3. suction line air leak
    By Byoung5187 in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-02-2006, 05:35 PM
  4. Suction Side Leak
    By K1LE in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-19-2006, 09:29 AM
  5. Water Hammer - Shallow Well Suction Line
    By Garyt in forum Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-10-2005, 12:35 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •