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

Thread: Problem with water suction

  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
    3,150

    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
    3,150

    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
    3,684

    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

    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.

  7. #7
    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

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
  •