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n2omichael 07-11-2013 03:47 PM

Water pump Tray?
 
Hey guys!

I am moving my water pump and pressure tank from the small "pump house" they are in now to the (new) basement of our cottage. Does anyone make a big "drain pan" I could mount under the pump and tank, so when I drain the system in the Winter I don't spill water all over the floor?

The old pumps house sat on PT skids and I just let it drain through them, can't do that inside. Would like to find one I could attach a garden hose to and then drain into my sump. Thanks!
Michael

jmon 07-11-2013 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by n2omichael (Post 1214607)
Hey guys!

I am moving my water pump and pressure tank from the small "pump house" they are in now to the (new) basement of our cottage. Does anyone make a big "drain pan" I could mount under the pump and tank, so when I drain the system in the Winter I don't spill water all over the floor?

The old pumps house sat on PT skids and I just let it drain through them, can't do that inside. Would like to find one I could attach a garden hose to and then drain into my sump. Thanks!
Michael

I don't know of any big water trays. They sell water heater trays at lowes/HD, etc. But I don't think they will be big enough for what you want.

Just a suggestion, you could easily make your own out of plastic or metal. They sell empty plastic and metal drums (15-55gal new & used). You could cut them in half and install a water hose spigot at the bottom for drainage. Just a thought. May even find some free ones at your county's recycle center. I'm sure someone close to your vincinity might have one laying around.

15-55 gallon plastic/metal drums

old_squid 07-11-2013 11:04 PM

Check with your HVAC service company. They should be able to get you a secondary drain pan that is used for under HVAC equipment placed above ceilings. These pans can be fairly large (rectangular) and should work for what you're looking to do.

Akpsdvan 07-11-2013 11:40 PM

Why not build a table that is about 6" off the floor and put the pressure tank and pump on the table so that a hose can be attached to the pressure tank drain valve easier and then a oil pan for under the car under the table for when you un do the fittings from the jet pump?

joecaption 07-12-2013 10:49 AM

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n2omichael 07-12-2013 03:12 PM

Indeed a tray because the pump itself has fittings in it that have to be removed and drained which are impossible to hook a drain hose to, so, I need something to drain everything in.

The HVAC/washing machine tray looks like it would work will DEFINATELY look into those, thanks guys!

Michael


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