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tomberlins 03-01-2012 10:20 AM

Moving irrigation pump?
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I need some basic knowledge on the parts and pieces of this pump. I want to build a deck where the pump sits now and that presents a couple issues - essentially it is in the way. The procedure looks pretty simple: turn the power off to the pump, cut/unscrew PVC, reposition the pump, then extend and reconnect the PVC and electrical.

All in all I am moving the pump less than 15' away. What am I missing?

mkgoetz 03-07-2012 11:49 AM

Not a big deal should take a couple of hours. Make sure you turn the water to the pump off :thumbsup:

Lighting Retro 03-11-2012 06:22 AM

Agreed, pretty straight forward. However, if you are going to move this and place a deck over where it was, I highly recommend making sure you do things right so you never have to come back for a repair. You have several pipes terminating here, a check valve, etc.

If you have any fittings you are going to use to move the pipe to where you need them, I'd recommend using Sch 80 fittings. They are considered the plastic equivalent of galvanized. If pipes ever break, it's at the fittings, so if you never want to pull up the deck to fix any pipes, it might be worth it to spend a few extra bucks on fittings.

tomberlins 03-17-2012 04:27 AM

Thanks for the info. I have actually gotten the pump moved and back up and running but I have gotten small leaks around some of the couplings. Actually I am replacing them a third time this weekend. I have been using rain or shine liberally at each joint. Maybe not allowing to cure long enough?

Lighting Retro 03-17-2012 04:36 AM

Very important to hold pipe in the fitting for a few extra seconds. It naturally wants to pop out, so you'll want to hold them together for an extra 10-20 seconds.

tomberlins 04-08-2012 08:26 PM

Thanks for all the help - mission finally accomplished this weekend - now on to the deck!

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