Jul 06

Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: A.Y. McDonald 9000 Series Centrifugal Pumps

A.Y. McDonald 9000 Series Centrifugal Pump

The A.Y. McDonald 9000 series centrifugal pumps are made of heavy duty cast iron and can cover a wide range of applications such as pressure boosting, lawn sprinkling, irrigation, air conditioner tower cooling, and general water transfer.

This series of end suction centrifugal pumps get their nickname “The Workhorse” from their durability, dependable performance, and ability to perform a wide variety of applications.

The A.Y. McDonald 9000 series features the highest quality Nema standard square flange motors, precision molded Noryl impellers, and a four position discharge with three drain ports.

Wondering about pump maintenance? This series has a rear pull out design, meaning there’s no need to disturb the plumbing.while servicing the pump. This makes maintenance simple.

Please note that pressure switches are not included. .

A.Y. McDonald 9000 Series Centrifugal Pump

Model Comparison Chart

Model Discharge HP Voltage Phase GPM Max. Head
92030 1″ NPT 1/3 115/230 1 28 84′
92050 1″ NPT 1/2 115/230 1 33 83′
93050 1″ NPT 1/2 230/460 3 33 83′
92070 1″ NPT 3/4 115/230 1 42 100′
92031 1″ NPT 1/3 115/230 1 30 84′
93070 1″ NPT 3/4 230/460 3 42 100′
92051 1″ NPT 1/2 115/230 1 38 84′
92100 1″ NPT 1 115/230 1 57 113′
93051 1″ NPT 1/2 230/460 3 38 84′
93100 1″ NPT 1 230/460 3 57 113′
92150 1″ NPT 1-1/2 115/230 1 68 118′
93150 1″ NPT 1-1/2 230/460 3 68 118′
92200 1-1/4″ NPT 2 230 1 79 132′
93200 1-1/4″ NPT 2 230/460 3 79 132′
92250 1-1/2″ NPT 2-1/2 230 1 84 142′
92300 1-1/2″ NPT 3 230 1 115 150′
93300 1-1/2″ NPT 3 230/460 3 115 150′
PERFORMANCE CURVES

PUMP PERFORMANCE CHART

PUMP MEASUREMENTS

SPECIFICATIONS

BROCHURE
A.Y. McDonald 9000 Series Centrifugal Pump Brochure

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Jul 03

Happy July 4th from Pump Products!

The United States should consider itself lucky. Last year for my birthday I got a pair of socks. Every year America gets fireworks, parades, and a hot dog eating contest.

Ok, well maybe I could do without the hot dog eating contest.

Every July 4th we traditionally celebrate this great nation we live in with picnics, parades, and barbeques. July marks the very beginnings of summer and that means steaks sizzling on the grill and the smell of chlorine from a pool permeating through the air. It’s a time for awkward family reunions and late night colorful explosions in the sky.

July 4th is also a popular time to take a trip or curl your toes into the sand and watch the waves wash up on the beach. No matter what, Independence Day is a day to enjoy and perhaps most of all, a welcome day off from work (don’t tell my boss I said that).

What kind of Independence Day blog would this be without a quick history lesson? Though the voting for independence actually took place on July 2nd, Independence Day specifically refers to the date in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration was signed in Philadelphia by 56 delegates though the first, and perhaps most recognizable signature was John Hancock. It’s common knowledge of course, that the original 13 colonies seceded from Britain because of their terrible fish and chips. Or maybe it was, as the saying goes, taxation without representation. Either could be true.       

But of course, everyone knows the best way to get pumped up for Independence Day and be patriotic is to buy a red, white, or blue pump. Pumps are almost as American as apple pie and are truly the gift that keeps on giving. PumpProducts.com sells the highest quality pumps made right here in the good ol’ US of A.  So browse our website while munching on your hotdog and waiting for the sky show to begin.

Fun Facts:

Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on the 4th of July

About 150 million hot dogs are consumed during the 4th of July weekend

$675,000,000 is expected to be spent on fireworks this year (New York City has the biggest fireworks display in the country)

Congress declared July 4th as an official holiday in 1870 as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays, Christmas being one of them.

The oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States is the 4th of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island; it began in 1785.

Happy 243rd Birthday America from all of us at Pump Products!

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Jul 03

Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: Grundfos CME Plus Centrifugal Booster Pumps


Grundfos CME Plus booster

Grundfos CME Plus booster

Grundfos CME Plus centrifugal booster pumps are built to service water pressure boosting applications in a primarily residential setting. CME Plus series series pumps are pre-wired to provide constant pressure regardless of water usage fluctuation. Thus, a user can remain confident that with a CME Plus booster, he or she will experience consistent water pressure at the tap regardless of household demand patterns or the pump start/stop periods.

The CME Plus pumps are based on the frame of the classic Grundfos CME pump. Much like its beloved predecessor pumps, CME plus pumps also extremely sturdy and reliable. The compact design allows for simple installation and convenient servicing should any issues arise. As with many newer Grundfos pumps, the CME plus series incorporates high-performance hydraulics and electro-coated cast iron parts for efficient, quiet operation. The interface is user friendly as well: the user can personalize the water pressure with the touch of a button and a built-in stop function ensures that the CME automatically stops pumping if the water demands drops to a low level.

Each package includes the pump itself, a pressure transducer, a diaphragm tank and discharge piping.

Please note that booster pumps have no lift capability and should not be run dry. Do not deadhead the pumps.

Grundfos CME Plus Series Centrifugal Booster Pump

Model Comparison Chart

Model HP Volt. Phase PSI Shaft Seal Construction
98536059 3/4 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536057 3/4 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536058 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536092 3/4 200-240 1 87 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536060 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536082 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536089 3/4 200-240 1 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536081 1-1/2 200-240 1 87 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536090 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536108 3/4 200-240 1 87 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536097 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536086 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536093 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536091 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536094 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536105 3/4 200-240 1 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536109 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536106 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536110 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536113 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536107 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536085 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536102 1-1/2 200-240 1 87 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536101 1-1/2 200-240 1 87 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536098 1-1/2 200-240 1 87 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536096 2 440-480 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375235 2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536083 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536095 2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536117 1-1/2 200-240 1 87 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375224 2 208-230 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536084 2 440-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98375225 3 208-230 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536087 3 440-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536112 2 440-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375250 2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536111 2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536099 2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375238 2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536114 1-1/2 200-240 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536103 3 440-480 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375242 3 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375239 3 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536118 1-1/2 200-240 1 87 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375224 2 208-230 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536084 2 440-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98375225 3 208-230 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536087 3 440-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536112 2 440-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375250 2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536111 2 200-240 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536099 2 440-480 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375238 2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536114 1-1/2 200-240 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536103 3 440-480 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375242 3 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375239 3 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536118 1-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536115 2 440-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536115 2 440-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536115 2 440-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375251 2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375253 3 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536119 3 440-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375252 3 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536116 3 440-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536088 3 440-480 3 87 AQQE Cast Iron
98375227 3 208-230 3 87 AQQE Cast Iron
98536100 3 440-480 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
97757400 5-1/2 440-480 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
97757400 5-1/2 440-480 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98375226 5-1/2 200-240 1 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98536104 3 440-480 3 87 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375244 3 208-230 3 87 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
97757423 5-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375243 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536120 3 440-480 3 87 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98536120 3 440-480 3 87 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375229 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
97757445 5-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
97757442 5-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375254 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375231 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
97757453 5-1/2 460-480 3 87 AQQE Cast Iron
97757446 7-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98375230 7-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
97757448 5-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375245 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
97757454 7-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98375243 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98536120 3 440-480 3 87 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375255 3 208-230 3 87 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
97757445 5-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98375229 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
97757442 5-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375254 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
97757453 5-1/2 460-480 3 87 AQQE Cast Iron
98375231 5-1/2 208-230 3 87 AQQE Cast Iron
97757446 7-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98375230 7-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
97757448 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375245 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
97757454 7-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98375232 7-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE Cast Iron
98375247 5-1/2 208-230 3 87 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
97757455 5-1/2 460-480 3 87 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
97757451 5-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375256 5-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
97757449 7-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375246 7-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
97757452 7-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375257 7-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
97757458 5-1/2 460-480 3 87 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375258 5-1/2 208-230 3 87 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
97757457 7-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
98375248 7-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 304 Stainless Steel
97757459 7-1/2 460-480 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
98375259 7-1/2 208-230 3 145 AQQE 316 Stainless Steel
PERFORMANCE CURVES

Grundfos CME Plus Curve

PARTS BREAKDOWN

BROCHURE
Grundfos CME  Plus  Multistage Booster Pump Brochure
INSTRUCTIONS
Grundfos CME Plus Multistage Booster Pump Installation Instructions

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Jun 29

Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: Grundfos CMBE Booster Pumps


Grundfos CMBE Package

Grundfos CMBE Package

The Grundfos CMBE centrifugal pump booster system is an all-in-one package designed for use in domestic and commercial water application settings. Typical applications include raw-water supply, household pressure boosting, light irrigation and general dewatering. The CMBE package ensures a constant supply of fresh water to a home or garden.

The all-in-one package includes the CME pump with integrated frequency converter, MLE motor, an integrated speed controller, a 5-way fitting with non-return valve, an expansion tank, a pressure gauge and a sensor. The controller keeps the pressure in the piping system constant while the sensor signals to the controller to change the speed. The pump itself can pump clean, thin non-explosive liquids with no solids or particulates such as tap water, rainwater, condensate, groundwater, lake water, boiler feed water, heating water, soft water and chlorinated water.

The system is constructed with a robust stainless steel while simultaneously being compact and easy to install. The Grundfos CMBE system operates quietly and with minimal energy consumption.

Please note that booster pumps have no lift capability and should not be run dry. Do not deadhead the pumps.

Grundfos CMBE Series Booster Pump

Model Comparison Chart

Model Volt. GPM Head Shaft Seal PSI
98810910 115 15 168′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
98548109 200-240 14.5 157′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
98548112 200-240 26.2 108′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
98810921 115 13.2 280′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
98810922 115 26.2 112′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
98548110 200-240 14.5 265′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
98810924 115 26.2 170′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
98548113 200-240 26.2 218′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
98548111 200-240 14.1 365′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
98548114 200-240 14.1 365′ Stainless Steel Carbon 145
PERFORMANCE CURVES

BROCHURE
Grundfos CMBE Booster Pump Brochure
INSTRUCTIONS
Grundfos CMBE Booster Pump Installation Instructions
MANUAL
Grundfos CMBE Booster Pump Operating Manual
DATA SPECIFICATIONS
Grundfos CMBE Booster Pump Data Booklet

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Jun 29

6 Ways to Save Money on Utilities

I don’t know about you but I love spending money and always get really excited when I get my latest utility bill. That might not be a serious statement but what is serious is saving money. Saving money on utilities can help you save up for the stuff you really need, like the complete DVD box set of an obscure 80’s show, or a talking fish that hangs on your wall. Below are a few tips that will save you money so you can hear the sweet songs of that fish in no time.

Pack the Dishwasher

A good way to start saving money on utilities is to get the most out of your appliances. Never run a dish washer with anything less than a full load. Try hand washing large pots, pans, and dishes as well. These take up a considerable amount of space in dishwashers and if you have more space available, you won’t have to run the dishwasher as often. You can let your dish washer do the heavy lifting as well by skipping any pre-rinsing. By doing this alone you can save up to $70 a year. Air drying your plates and utensils can also be just as beneficial.

Thermostats

By adjusting your thermostat just 1 degree, you can save up to 3% on your utility bill. Lowering your AC while you’re away and raising it again once you get home can be a good routine to develop. Conversely, this works for heat as well during the winter months. Programmable thermostats can also make a significant difference. They pay for themselves over time as they can save you up to 10% of your bill.

Conserve Water

Conserving water may mean altering some common habits. For instance, make sure the water isn’t running while brushing your teeth or shaving. I love long showers as much as the next person, but they can definitely show up on your next utility bill.  However, while a typical shower can take up to 7.55 gallons of water, a bath generally uses about 20. When it comes to watering your lawn, make sure to not over water. If you have a sprinkler system, make sure it doesn’t turn on more than it needs to.  Also, try watering your lawn in the morning, before the sunniest and hottest hours of the day so water doesn’t evaporate as quickly.

Insulation

Poor quality or no insulation at all can make your home colder in the winter and warmer in the summer. Proper insulation is especially important in your attic. If you have an older water heater, insulating it can prevent heat loss by 25-45%. This means your water will be heated with much greater efficiency. Adding draft door stoppers, (cylinder looking objects that stretch along the bottom of your door), can help keep heat in the rooms and help regulate the temperature as well. If you don’t have any draft stoppers, towels can work just as well.

Ceiling Fans

Not only are ceiling fans cheaper to run, they cool rooms during the summer and circulate warm air in the winter. Many people wouldn’t consider turning their fan on in the winter, however, they can be quite helpful. Some fans are capable of running clockwise and counter-clockwise as well. By spinning clockwise in the winter months, the fans pulls air up into the room, rather than blowing air down on you.

All these tips are useful to know!  Even by just doing a few of them, they can keep more money in your wallet and maybe another singing fish for your wall!

Pumps!

And last but certainly not least, nothing is more satisfying than saving money on pumps! You can save money right off the bat by finding the pump you need on PumpProducts.com. We carry the most trustworthy pumps at some of the lowest prices in the industry. Or if you have a well pump and want to save money, make sure you have the right well tank for your pump. A bigger well tank, such as the Amtrol WX302, would prevent your well pump from turning on as frequently. This will save you energy and money on your next utility bill.

With all these tips you’ll have that singing fish on your wall in no time!

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Jun 26

Armstrong S Series In-Line Circulator Pump Buyer’s Guide

The Armstrong S series of in-line circulator pumps have been used by HVAC professionals for decades because they are cost-effective, durable and easy to maintain. This series is suitable for applications such as hydronics heating and cooling, domestic water systems, multi-stage zoning and general industrial services. Models in the S series are available in a wide range of sizes to match the performance requirements of any of these applications.

The S series is built using a standard three piece design that features a radially split body, over sized shaft, centrifugal impeller, sintered silicon carbide seal, and modular construction.

This series is all about convenience. The radially split body can be left in line while servicing the pump, eliminating cumbersome disconnecting of pipes. An oversized shaft provides longer service life under severe working conditions.

A proven method of preventing water leakage, the well known sintered silicon carbide construction is a frequently imitated feature of the Armstrong circulator. Made from long-lasting hard-wearing materials, it ensures many years of noise-free, trouble-free service.

These pumps are durable and among the most reliable circulator pumps in the industry. The balanced centrifugal design impeller ensures maximum water delivery.

Besides the existing sleeve bearing design, Armstrong has also introduced a maintenance free design. This design includes permanently lubricated ball bearings that require no maintenance at all.

Armstrong S Series In-Line Circulator Pump

Armstrong Model S-25

Model Comparison Chart

Model Connection Size HP Voltage Phase GPM Max. Head
174031MF-013 1″, 1-1/2″, 1-1/4″, 3/4″ NPT 1/12 115 1 31 6′
174031MF-043 1″, 1-1/2″, 1-1/4″, 3/4″ NPT 1/12 115 1 31 6′
174033MF-013 2″ NPT 1/6 115 1 72 11′
174036MF-113 2-1/2″, 3″ NPT 1/4 115 1 109 16′
174033MF-043 2″ NPT 1/6 115 1 72 11′
174037-113 3″ NPT 1/3 115 1 112 19′
106284-136 3″ NPT 1/2 208-230/460 3 121 24′
174037MF-113 3″ NPT 1/3 115 1 112 19′
106284MF-136A 3″ NPT 1/2 208-230/460 3 121 24′
106284MF-132 3″ NPT 1/2 115/230 1 121 24′
106285-136 3″ NPT 3/4 208-230/460 3 139 29′
106285MF-136 3″ NPT 3/4 208-230/460 3 139 29′
106285MF-132 3″ NPT 3/4 115/230 1 139 29′
174036MF-143 2-1/2″, 3″ NPT 1/4 115 1 109 16′
116535-136A 3″ NPT 1 208-230/460 3 160 34′
116531-132 3″ NPT 1 115/230 1 160 34′
106284LF-137 3″ NPT 1/2 208-230/460 3 121 24′
106284LF-133 3″ NPT 1/2 115/230 1 121 24′
106284MF-133 3″ NPT 1/2 115/230 1 121 24′
106284MF-137A 3″ NPT 1/2 208-230/460 3 121 24′
174037MF-143 3′ NPT 1/3 115 1 112 19′
106285MF-137A 3″ NPT 3/4 208-230/460 3 139 29′
106285LF-133 3″ NPT 3/4 115/230 1 139 29′
106285LF-137 3″ NPT 3/4 208-230/460 3 139 29′
106285MF-133 3″ NPT 3/4 115/230 1 139 29′
116536LF-137 3″ NPT 1 208-230/460 3 160 34′
116532LF-133 3″ NPT 1 115/230 1 160 34′

PUMP CURVES


CONSTRUCTION


DESIGN INFORMATION


PUMP & MOTOR DATA

BROCHURE
Armstrong S Series In-Line Centrifugal Pump Brochure
INSTALLATION MANUAL
Armstrong S Series In-Line Centrifugal Installation Manual
REPAIR PARTS
Armstrong S Series In-Line Centrifugal Pump Repair Parts

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Jun 21

The Art of Unclogging Your Toilet

I think we’ve all been here before. You get invited to a friend’s house for dinner. It’ll be fun they said, except Jennifer didn’t tell you it was a burrito dinner party. An hour later it hits you. Suddenly you have to use the bathroom but you use the one upstairs because you know you’re going to be a while. Everything goes according to plan until uh oh, the water starts to rise. Luckily old Inspector Pumphead is here to walk you through this disaster so you know exactly what to do.

Don’t let your throne play games with you

 

The first and perhaps most important step is to not panic. After that, we want to stop the bowl from filling up. We don’t want that water spilling over the bowl and turning the bathroom into the world’s saddest pond. To do this, start by taking the lid off the tank. Next, close the toilet flapper. The flapper is the little rubber disk at the bottom of the tank, it releases water from the tank into the bowl. The water in the tank isn’t dirty so don’t fret about sticking your hand in there.

Now it’s time to get out a plumber’s best and most reliable friend, the handy plunger. Inspector Pumphead’s plunger is in a break glass in case of emergency case next to his toilet, but yours is hopefully close by. Having the right plunger is important. Funnel cup plungers work best as they have a flange on their rubber cup that creates the best seal between bowl and plunger. Now here’s an industry secret: run your plunger under hot water for a few minutes before use. This will soften up the rubber and create a better seal.

Believe it or not there is a right way to plunge. Get a solid seal between your plunger and the exit hole of the toilet and start plunging. The pull back motion is just as important as the push-down. After a couple strokes with the plunger, it’s time to flush the toilet. If the water goes down and clears the bowl, congratulations! Your clog is solved. If not, you may have to repeat closing the flapper and plunging a couple more times until the clog is gone.

If you don’t have a plunger handy (or are too embarrassed to ask for one), you can pour hot water and a few drops of soap or dishwasher detergent into the clogged toilet. Let these sit in the toilet for 20 minutes. The heat from the water may break up the clog and make plunging unnecessary or at least make plunging much easier.

Funnel Cup Plunger

If the methods detailed above haven’t worked and this clog has become the bane of your existence, you can always use an auger. What’s an auger you might be asking? An auger is a long, snaking cable that can reach down into the toilet. Augers should be available at your local hardware store. To use an auger, the cable end goes into the toilet and the other end has a crank attached that can extend the auger. The auger will either loosen the clog or hook onto it. If the auger hooks onto the clog, pull the clog out and discard.

If none of this sounds like fun or if the clog is serious, you can always schedule an appointment with a plumber. If you have water backing up into your sinks and showers whenever you flush, this is a sign that your main line is clogged and this has become a job for a professional.

Remember that cleaning your toilet regularly can help prevent clogs in the future and there is such a thing as toilet paper etiquette. I’m glad we could go on this journey together but next time tell Jennifer to just order a pizza.

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Jun 19

Grundfos Super Brute Series Circulator Pump Buyer’s Guide

The Grundfos Super Brute series are among the quietest, most reliable, and cost effective 3 speed-circulator pumps in the industry. The Super Brute series features multiple accessories for a variety of applications. Applications such as hydronic heating, fan coil heating, solar heating, and radiant heating systems.

Nobody likes a noisy pump, but fortunately, the three speed motor technology reduces not only noise but power consumption as well.

The Super Brute series features a unique removable integrated check valve that allows for minimal flow restriction and built in motor protection for a long service life.

This series of circulator pumps has the highest performance and torque of any standard wet rotor circulator.  They are constructed of durable cast iron, bronze and stainless steel.

Grundfos Super Brute Series Circulator Pump

 

Grundfos Super Brute Circulator Pumps

 

Model Comparison Chart

Model Connection HP Voltage Phase GPM Max. Head
59896343 Flanged 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″ 1/25 115 1 17 19′
59896341 Flanged 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″ 1/25 115 1 17 19′
95906636 1-1/2″ NPT 1/3 115 1 65 31′
95906637 1-1/2″ NPT 1/3 230 1 65 31′
52722512 1/2″ NPT 1/6 115 1 33 29′
52722513 GF 15/26 Flange 1/6 230 1 33 29′
59896772 GF 15/26 Flange 3/20 115 1 21 12′
59896778 1 1/4″ NPSM 1/15 115 1 21 12′
59896773 GF 15/26 Flange 1/12 115 1 25 18′
52722514 1-1/2″ NPT 1/6 115 1 63 14′
52722515 GF 40/43 Flange 1/6 230 1 63 14′
59896781 GF 15/26 Flange 1/12 115 1 25 18′
59896780 1 1/4″ NPSM 1/8 115 1 21 12′
95906638 1-1/2″ NPT 1/3 115 1 65 30′
95906639 GF 40/43 Flange 1/2 208/230 1 65 30′
95906630 1/2″ flanged 1/2 115 1 53 45′
59896783 1-1/4″ 1/15 115 1 25 18′
95906631 GF 15/26 flange 1/3 208/230 1 53 46′
98961765 Flanged 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″ 1/6 230 1 33 29′
52722520 1-1/2″ NPT 1/6 115 1 63 14′
52722521 1-1/2″ NPT 1/6 230 1 14 14′
95906632 GF 15/26 flange 1/3 115 1 53 46′
97523134 2″ NPT 1/2 115 1 124 21′
97523135 GF 50 1/2 230 1 124 21′
95906633 GF 15/26 flange 1/3 208/230 1 53 46′
97523136 GF 50 Flange 1/2 115 1 124 21′
97523137 GF 50 Flange 1/2 230 1 124 145′
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Jun 15

Happy Father’s Day! ~ From PumpProducts.com

The third Sunday in June is Father’s Day, or as it’s referred to in my household, leave-dad-alone day. Is  there a better way to celebrate fathers everywhere than by sharing a small collection of my favorite dad jokes? Probably, but here are a couple jokes anyway that you’ll probably hate yourself for laughing at:

-I have a fear of elevators, but I’ve started taking steps to avoid it.

-I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.

-Reversing the car really takes me back.

-Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere.

-Want to hear a joke about construction? I’m still working on it.

-When does a joke become a dad joke? When the punch line becomes apparent.

-How long does it take to make butter? An echurnity!

-What do you call someone who dresses up like a noodle? An impasta!

Now that we’ve gotten those out of the way, let’s talk about some awesome manly-alpha-male gifts you can get for your dad for Father’s Day. You could always go with something traditional and boring like a fishing pole or an autographed baseball. Or maybe (I’m just throwing this out there) you could get him a shiny new pump! PumpProducts.com carries the best pumps in the industry from the most trusted names like Goulds and Liberty. You’re dad will be so excited, trust me. Pumps truly are the gifts that keep on giving!

There was one more joke I wanted to tell about a piece of paper but I probably shouldn’t….it’s tearable.

Oh and Happy Father’s Day!!

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Jun 13

Happy Flag Day from Pump Products!

June 14th is the day we celebrate Old Glory. While not a federal holiday, Flag Day marks the anniversary of that day in 1777, when the Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes through the First Flag Act.

Though the flag’s design has officially changed 27 times over the course of its history, the stars and stripes have come to symbolize the liberty and freedom that form the foundation of American ideals. The current iteration of the flag has been in service since 1960, which is the longest duration of any design.

It’s common knowledge that there’s one star for every state and one stripe for each original colony but many people aren’t as familiar with what the colors symbolize. Red represents hardiness and valor; white represents purity and blue symbolizes vigilance and justice.

Started by a Wisconsin school teacher in 1885, Flag Day is usually celebrated with parades and people proudly displaying red, white, and blue above their homes. Looking at all the different versions of the flag that have existed, is like taking a trip down memory lane for America. The various designs detail the history of the country and what had to be achieved in order for the United States to become what it is today.

There’s a saying about parades and how everyone enjoys them. Flag Day acts as a sort of precursor to July 4th. Sights and smells of barbecues and pool parties start to become more common, reminding us that summer is in full swing. June 14th also coincidentally marks the birthday of the United States Military as well.

If you’d like to be patriotic on Flag Day and celebrate, there are a few rules of etiquette to follow when displaying your flag:

-Flags are traditionally only supposed to be displayed in public from sunrise to sunset.

-After sunset, it can stay up but needs to be illuminated.

-Flags cannot be displayed during rain, snow, or wind storms, unless it is an all-weather flag.

-The flag should be raised briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

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