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  • Pump cleaning

    Hey all. Quick question, is there anything you can put in the pump and let it sit to get calcium build up and rust out without damaging the pump. Like CLR or something that won?t foam up and burn the pump up.
    And would it benefit better by doing it once a year like maybe after pump test.

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    Consult with the pump manufacturer, you do not want to void any warranty. Also, you do not want to place any chemical in the pump that could damage it (degrade seals, etc.). Best to ask the manufacturer for their recommendation.

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    • #3
      drl2011,

      Consider back flushing the pump. Again, something the pump manufacturer can explain or some of the pump manufacturer websites explain how to do it.
      What are the conditions of the screens at the pump intake? They are zinc I believe and are sacrificial as well as to keep chunks from getting in the pump. What is the condition of the pump anode? If there isn't one perhaps one can be retrofitted, depending upon the pump model and plumbing?

      Hope this helps,
      Walt
      Train like you want to fight.
      www.kvfd.net

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FFWALT View Post
        drl2011,

        Consider back flushing the pump. Again, something the pump manufacturer can explain or some of the pump manufacturer websites explain how to do it.
        What are the conditions of the screens at the pump intake? They are zinc I believe and are sacrificial as well as to keep chunks from getting in the pump. What is the condition of the pump anode? If there isn't one perhaps one can be retrofitted, depending upon the pump model and plumbing?

        Hope this helps,
        Walt
        If you end up,back flushing , be sure to open up your discharge Valves Half way so you can clear debris on both sides of,the ball.

        The screen is Zinc as you mentioned is a sacrificial metal.


        OP, if your pump is sitting that long without flowing water, have you considered running a dry pump and open tank to pump when a call comes in?

        or you could pump more too

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