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  • What are Transfer Pumps?

    May 23, 2018

    Transfer pumps are suitable for clear water transfer. They are commonly used for draining hot water tanks, removing water from pool covers and wet-vac projects. Pump Products carries a selection of transfer pumps to suit every application. Pump Products' applications engineers are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.

  • What are Trash Pumps?

    May 21, 2018

    Engine driven pumps are built for applications which need high flow efficiency, solids-handling capability and abrasion resistance. Trash pumps can be used for general water transfer, as well as chemical spraying, handling and processing. For use where electrical power is not available. Some models come with roll cage for easy portability. Pump Products' applications engineers are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.

  • What are Utility Pumps?

    May 18, 2018

    Utility pumps are portable, dewatering pumps designed for indoor and outdoor use. They are suitable for removing water in a wide range of applications, though they are not appropriate for use in sump basins. Pump Products offers a variety of utility pumps built to run trouble-free in both normal and extreme conditions. Pump Products' applications engineers are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.

  • What are Well Pumps?

    May 11, 2018

    Well pumps are used to deliver water from a well to a home that is not connected to a municipal water supply. They are also commonly used for small-scale irrigation and livestock watering. Well pumps are available in shallow, deep well convertible, and submersible designs. PumpProducts.com offers a large selection of top brand well pumps to suit every application. Pump Products' applications engineers are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.

  • How to Replace the Mechanical Seal on a Circulator Pump

    April 27, 2018

    Application engineer Nick explains how to switch out a mechanical seal on an Armstrong S-25 Circulator Pump. Pump Products' applications engineers are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.

  • Pump Products Explains the Basic Pump Flange Types

    February 22, 2018

    In this video, we will discuss the most common types of flanges. Flanges are used to connect pipes to pumps, valves, and other components. Pump Products' sales specialists are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps

  • Pump Products Explains: How do Check Valves Work?

    February 7, 2018

    In this video, Pump Products expert Nick talks about the different types of check valves and how they work. Check valves prevent backflow and keep your pumping system functioning and healthy. A check valve is an essential part of any pumping system. Pump Products' sales specialists are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.

  • How to Read a Pump Curve Chart

    December 18, 2017

    In this video, PumpProducts.com will demonstrate how to read a pump curve using the chart from a Goulds WW05 3872 sewage pump. This video breaks down the basic type of curve using the two variables that will help determine the right pump for your system: flow rate (or capacity) and total dynamic head. Watch the video to find out more. Are there any other "how to" videos you'd like to see regarding pumps Let us know in the comments! Pump Products' applications engineers are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.

  • How to Change the Bearing Assembly on a Bell & Gossett Circulator Pump

    November 13, 2017

    Pump Products is back with another How-To guide. In this video, our expert Nick will walk you through the basic process of changing the bearing assembly on a Bell & Gossett circulator pump. A circulator keeps the water moving through your water system; the bearing assembly is the unit that connects the motor to the pump end. This is a very simple process with minimal tools/equipment required. The pump used in the video is the Bell 102210 in-line circulator: https://www.pumpproducts.com/bell-gos... The listing for the replacement bearing assembly: https://www.pumpproducts.com/bell-gos... Do you have any ideas for other types of simple how-to's you'd like to see Let us know in the comments! Nick and the the rest of our Pump Products' experts are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.

  • How to Attach a Float Switch to Your Pump

    August 17, 2017

    PumpProducts.com is back with another How-To guide. In this video, our expert Nick will walk you through the basics of attaching a vertical float and piggyback tethered style float switch to the discharge pipe. Float switches are mechanisms that allow you to operate your pump automatically depending on the water level in your pit and basin. This is a very simple process with minimal tools/equipment required. The pumps in the video are: The Goulds LSP0311ATF submersible sump pump and the Goulds STS21V submersible sump pump.  Nick and the the rest of our PumpProducts.com experts are happy to work with customers to figure out the right pump for your application and budget. Call 1800-429-0800 to speak to an expert. Subscribe to our channel for more how-to guides, product highlights and general information about pumps.

  • Pumps Make It Possible: An Introduction

    May 3, 2017

    Is there anything more magical than the mighty pump A concept so simple and elegant - the transportation of fluid from one place to another - has changed human society and delighted people the world over. People are always coming up to me saying “hey Inspector, aren’t pumps great” and “You’re so lucky that you get to work with pumps everyday!”  And as I always say in return: Brother, you ain’t lying. Of course, while everyone loves pumps, not all truly grasp just how important pumps are to the functioning of everyday society. For instance, did you know that pumps are the second most used mechanical instrument (regardless of application) in the world after the motor I bet that fun fact knocked you right out of your seat friend. But it’s true and it underlines how important pumps are to so many areas. An old adage in the pumping industry is that pumps are something you never think about until one breaks and suddenly getting a new one is all you can think about. Millions of people across the country that live in rural or outlying areas rely on pumps to get their water from a well. For these people, pumps are quite literally a lifeline. If you get your water from a municipal source, you might associate pumps more with wastewater or groundwater removal from a specific area. For instance, if you are a homeowner in an area that is prone to flooding, you surely know the importance of your basement sump pump. If you are a property manager and people are constantly flushing towels, diapers and plastic wipes down the toilets on your property, there’s a good chance you’ve familiarized yourself with grinder pumps. And so on. The majority of pumps that Pump Products sells can probably be segmented into a choice few categories (sump, sewage, well), a wide variety of other pump types are available as well. Pumps for hazardous areas (chemical resistant, explosion proof), pumps for residential areas, pumps for ice machines - all exist. There are probably as many types of pumps out there as there are possible fluid moving applications. Pumps can be used for aesthetic purposes, such as with water feature/fountain displays. These water features can range from the fountain in your backyard to the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas. Anytime you see some crazy water display, remember that a pump is doing the hard work. Did you know that pumps are also involved in fermenting wine and in breweries. That’s right, the glass of wine or bottle of beer that you are (responsibly) sipping while reading this blog is only possible because of pumps. And in fact that’s the point of this blog and the “Made Possible by Pumps” campaign: to educate the populace on the important power of pumps. Over the coming weeks, I will highlight how different aspects of human society - commerce, customs, clothing, manufacturing, entertainment, art - are powered (at least in part) by pumps. Hopefully this endeavour will let you appreciate these simple but wondrous machines.  So look out for blog posts, features and other content tagged “Made Possible by Pumps” to learn more! Pump Products application engineers are standing by to provide technical assistance, price quotes or to answer any questions you may have regarding pumps. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800.

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  • Why Your Sump Pump Needs a Vent Hole

    July 29, 2016

    This video details why you should drill a horizontal vent hole (or weeping hole) into the discharge pipe of your sump pump. The vent hole allows excess air to escape from the pipe, preventing air bounding.