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The Priming Season
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Back Home    Posted 11-02-2003 at 16:40:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
This summer the well run dry & my pump was run without water to the point where it was steaming & hot.What did I burn out?The motor works fine.It just wont prime.The water I pour to prime the pump turns into gargled sounds with lots of bubbles.The 16 foot well is near full again finally after the rains.Footvalve is new.I was told that the impeller may be toast if it is a jet pump.How do I tell if it is a jet pump or not?There is no spec plates on the pump.I do know that it has a veltri as I changed that awhile back if that helps.


IN ANSWER    Posted 11-02-2003 at 19:36:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
If there are two pipes going down the Well it is a jet. If only one it is a sumersible.


Willy-N    Posted 11-02-2003 at 19:00:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
If your fittings are PVC in the pump housing I would say you got them hot enought that they lost there seal in the threads and it is sucking air around them. I have seen pumps heat to the point of steam in the pipes and the PVC Bulge out and the threaded section just pop out of the pump fitting holes! Mark H.


LazyAl    Posted 11-02-2003 at 17:26:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would say it might be the seal between the motor
and the pump . and is sucking air there .
Al


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