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  • How Does Chicago’s River Turn Green every St. Patty’s Day?

    March 14, 2019

    Every March 17th since 1962, the Chicago River turns green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. In other words, it gets to look like a Willy Wonka candy river that would get Augustus Gloop excited. Normally if your water is green it means you have a problem, but this day is an exception. On March 17th, even the river gets to be Irish for a day. But how does it happen you might ask The operation is carried out every year by Chicago’s plumber union. A crew of 6 pours dye into the river. The dye is a powder substance that is orange colored until it turns green when it touches the water. Although the exact recipe behind the dye is top-secret, the dye is (surprisingly) environmentally friendly and has been described as similar to food coloring. The crew works from 2 boats. One large boat holds 4 crew members while a smaller boat holds 2. The larger boat takes point and disperses the dye into the water while the other boat follows behind to spread the dye. The entire process takes 40 pounds of powder about 45 minutes to turn the water green. How long the color lasts can vary but the water can remain green up to a few days. If green rivers aren’t your thing and you wish to celebrate St Patty’s day in the motherland, visit the Irish village of Dripsey. The village holds the second shortest St. Patty’s Day parade in the world. The parade lasts for 100 yards, or the distance in between the village’s two pubs. You have to hand it to them, at least the Irish have their priorities straight. If you don’t like parades either, visit the Guinness brewery in Dublin. If you can’t make it this year, don’t worry. Ireland granted the brewery a lease of 9000 years (not a typo) for the land the brewery sits on. Once again, priorities all figured out. At PumpProducts.com, we usually celebrate with some Irish soda bread in the break room and greening up the office with some Myers and Zoeller pumps. Not only is St. Patrick’s Day a golden opportunity to justify listening to bagpipe music but it’s also the only socially acceptable day of the year to wear green pants and a hat with a buckle on it. From all of us here at PumpProducts.com, stay safe and have a great St. Patrick’s Day! Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

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  • 5 Tips to Prevent Frozen Pipes

    March 6, 2019

    Welcome to Inspector Pumphead’s classroom once again! This week’s lesson is an important one. The Inspector happened to look out his window the other day and noticed it’s still cold outside. The Inspector loves hot cocoa and skiing just as much as the next world renowned pump expert but one thing about winter that gives him the chills is the potential for frozen pipes. The Inspector is getting goose bumps just thinking about it. How can a pump properly function if the plumbing system around it isn’t functioning The Inspector cares about pumps almost more than world peace so he has decided to make a list of preventative measures you can take in order to keep your pipes from freezing. Turn up the Heat The Inspector’s first tip is perhaps the most obvious sounding on this list. If you decide to go away during the winter (hopefully you’re vacationing in a warm place, the Inspector recommends Cancun), it’s a good idea to keep the heat on while you’re away. Paying a little money for the heating bill can save the money it’s going to cost if a pipe freezes and bursts. A good rule of thumb to follow is setting the heat above 50 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re away.   If you’re not going away this winter, it can also be beneficial to keep the temperature consistent in your home during both day and night. Let the Faucet Drip Allowing a slight drip from a faucet relieves pressure in a system. Even a trickle can help prevent pipes from freezing. When a pipe freezes, it is the pressure created between the blockage and faucet that causes the pipe to burst. An open faucet can prevent pressure from building up. If a faucet has both cold and hot taps, open both slightly. If a faucet has a single handle, set the faucet to warm. Seal off Cracks and Holes Exposed pipes are more vulnerable to cold air. Common places where cracks occur are window and door frames as well as in the back of cabinets.  Make sure that if you notice an exposed pipe, you seal it up. Seals help to contain warm air and protect against cold drafts. A caulk or spray foam insulation make for effective seals. Open up Cabinet Doors Opening cabinet doors, especially in rooms like kitchens and bathrooms where there is more plumbing, is an easy measure to take in the war against frozen pipes. Doing this will allow warmer air to circulate and balance the temperature in a house. You don’t need to keep your cabinets open all winter (the Inspector doesn't have the will power to fight against snacks staring at him in the face that long) but this is a good idea to do periodically. Remember to protect your food and keep anything harmful in the cabinets away from pets or children as well. Add Insulation Some pipes may need more insulation than others depending on where they’re located. Extra insulation will help keep the pipe the same temperature as the water inside it. Materials such as foam rubber or fiberglass can be fitted onto pipes for extra insulation. Please keep in mind a pipe will still freeze if it is exposed to freezing temperatures for an extended period of time. The Inspector hopes these tips help. If you experience any issues with frozen pipes there are always solutions such as allowing hot water to run which can melt the ice in the pipe. Of course if things get really serious, calling your local plumber is never a bad idea. As always, if you are in need of a pump, pump accessory, or just have a pump question and need a friendly voice to talk to, call our pump experts. They can give you advice on how best to maintain your pump during the winter months. Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.  

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  • Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: Goulds MCC Series Centrifugal Pump

    March 1, 2019

    The Goulds’ MCC Series cast iron, end-suction, centrifugal pumps are designed for a broad range of general applications including water circulation, booster, and liquid transfer. These pumps are built with a high efficiency, stainless steel impeller, VITON or BUNA mechanical seal, and an open drip-proof or totally enclosed fan cooled motor. This series is available in single or three phase with a variety of power outputs, voltages, and suction/discharge sizes. The MCC series can handle heads up to 142 ft. and capacities up to 220 GPM. For similar pumps with stainless steel casing, look at Goulds’ MCS Series. The enclosed stainless steel impellers and seal housing provides corrosion resistance, improved strength and ductility. Casing comprised of cast iron also provides strength and durability. Casings come with NPT threaded centerline connections, an easily accessible vent, and prime and drain connections. Nine positions of casing rotations provide for easy piping. Mechanical seals for this series are standard John Crane seals with carbon ceramic faces, BUNA elastomers, and stainless metal parts. High temperature and chemical duty seals are optional. Motors are NEMA standard open drip-proof, totally enclosed fan cooled enclosures. Motors have a rugged ball bearing design for continuous duty under all operating conditions. GOULDS MCC SERIES CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge (NPT) HP Voltage Phase Mechanical Seal 1MC1C1E0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1C2E0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1C4E0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1E1C0 1" 1 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1D1D0 1" 3/4 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1C4E4 1" 1/2 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1C5E0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1D1F0 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1D2D0 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1D1D4 1" 3/4 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1C5E4 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1E5E4 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1D2F0 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1E1E0 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1D2D4 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1D5F0 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1D5D0 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1E1E0 1-1/2" 1 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1D4D0 1" 3/4 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1E2C0 1" 1 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1D4F0 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 BUNA 2MC1E1E4 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1D5D4 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1E2E0 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1E4E0 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 BUNA 3MC1E4E0 1-1/2" 1 115/230 1 BUNA 2MC1D4F4 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1E4C0 1" 1 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1D4D4 1" 3/4 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1E2C4 1" 1 208-230/460 3 VITON 1MC1F2B0 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1E2E0 1-1/2" 1 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1E4E4 1-1/2" 1 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1E4C4 1" 1 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1F2B4 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 VITON 3MC1F2D0 1-1/2" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1F1B0 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1E9C0 1" 1 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1F1D0 1-1/2" 1-1/2 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1G2A0 1" 2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1E9E0 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1F1B4 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1F4B0 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 BUNA 2MC1G2D0 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1E9C4 1" 1 208-230/460 3 VITON 3MC1F4D0 1-1/2" 1-1/2 115/230 1 BUNA 3MC1E9E0 1-1/2" 1 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1G2C0 1-1/2" 2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1F4B4 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 VITON 2MC1G2D4 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 VITON 1MC1F9B0 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1E9E4 1-1/2" 1 208-230/460 3 VITON 1MC1G1A0 1" 2 115/230 1 BUNA 3MC1F9D0 1-1/2" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1G1D0 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1F9B4 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 VITON 3MC1G1C0 1-1/2" 2 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1G4A0 1" 2 115/230 1 BUNA 3MC1G4C0 1-1/2" 2 115/230 1 BUNA 2MC1G4D0 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1G9A0 1" 2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1G9D0 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1G4A4 1" 2 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1E1C4 1" 1 115/230 1 VITON 1MC1G9A4 1" 2 208-230/460 3 VITON 3MC1G9C0 1-1/2" 2 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1G9D4 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 VITON 1MC1H2A0 1" 3 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1H2A0 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1H2C0 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1H2A4 1" 3 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1H2C4 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1H2A4 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 VITON 3MC1H2A0 1-1/2" 3 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1H2A4 1-1/2" 3 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1H1C0 1-1/4" 3 230 1 BUNA 1MC1H1A0 1" 3 230 1 BUNA 2MC1H1A0 1-1/4" 3 230 1 BUNA 3MC1H1A0 1-1/2" 3 230 1 BUNA 2MC1H1A4 1-1/4" 3 230 1 VITON 1MC1H1A4 1" 3 230 1 VITON 3MC1H1A4 1-1/2" 3 230 1 VITON 2MC1J1H0 1-1/4" 5 115/230 1 BUNA 2MC1J1G0 1-1/4" 5 115/230 1 BUNA 3MC1J1G0 1-1/2" 5 115/230 1 BUNA 1MC1H4A0 1" 3 230 1 BUNA 3MC1J1H0 1-1/2" 5 115/230 1 BUNA 3MC1H4A0 1-1/2" 3 230 1 BUNA 2MC1H4C0 1-1/4" 3 230 1 BUNA 2MC1H4A0 1-1/4" 3 230 1 BUNA 2MC1J2G0 1-1/4" 5 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1J2H0 1-1/4" 5 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1J1G4 1-1/4" 5 115/230 1 VITON 3MC1J2H0 1-1/2" 5 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1J2G0 1-1/2" 5 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1J1G4 1-1/2" 5 115/230 1 VITON 2MC1H4A4 1-1/4" 3 230 1 vITON 2MC1J2H4 1-1/4" 5 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1J2G4 1-1/4" 5 208-230/460 3 VITON 3MC1J2H4 1-1/2" 5 208-230/460 3 VITON 3MC1J2G4 1-1/2" 5 208-230/460 3 VITON 1MC1H9A0 1" 3 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1H9A0 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 BUNA 2MC1H9C0 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 BUNA 3MC1H9A0 1-1/2" 3 208-230/460 3 BUNA 1MC1H9A4 1" 3 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1H9A4 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 VITON 2MC1H5C4 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 VITON 3MC1H9A4 1-1/2" 3 208-230/460 3 VITON PERFORMANCE COVERAGE DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS COMPONENTS MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION REPAIR PARTS BROCHURE Goulds MCC Series Centrifugal Pump Brochure INSTALLATION MANUAL Goulds MCC Series Centrifugal Pump Installation Manual INSTALLATION MANUAL ADDENDUM (IMPELLER ASSEMBLY PROCESS) Goulds MCC Series Centrifugal Pump Installation Manual Addendum (Impeller Assembly Process) REPAIR PARTS Goulds MCC Series Centrifugal Pump Repair Parts Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. 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  • Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: Goulds ICS-F Series Centrifugal Pump

    February 8, 2019

    The Goulds ICS-F series frame mounted end suction centrifugal pumps are used for ultra pure water systems, washer equipment, chemical transfer and water transfer. Note: this item is pump-end only, motor not included. A frame mounted design allows for flexibility of installation and driver arrangements. The ICS-F series includes an open impeller constructed of 316 stainless steel for increased corrosion resistance and solids-handling ability. The impeller can handle spherical solids up to 3/8” and is designed to reduce clogging as well as required maintenance time. This series is close coupled, which means these pumps save on space and allow for a simple installation process. A back pull out design makes maintenance easy by allowing the casing to remain in the piping during disassembly. Pump casings feature cast 316 stainless steel construction with NPT threaded suctions and discharges. Optional drain and vents with stainless steel plugs are available. Discharge orientations come in four positions. Mechanical seals are standard Flowserve 31 with carbon versus silicon-carbide faces, Viton elastomers and 316 stainless steel metal parts. Optional seals are available for high temperature and mild abrasive services. GOULDS ICS-F SERIES CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge (NPT) Suction (NPT) Impeller Size HP (@ 3500 RPM) GPM (@ 3500 RPM) Max. Head (@ 3500 RPM) 1SSFRMN0 1" 1-1/4" 3" 0.7 51 35' 1SSFRMH0 1" 1-1/4" 3-15/16" 1.4 63 67.5' 1SSFRMC0 1" 1-1/4" 5" 2.8 78.5 115' 1SSFRMK0 1" 1-1/4" 3-1/2" 1 57 51' 1SSFRME0 1" 1-1/4" 4-3/4" 2.4 77 105' 1SSFRMM0 1" 1-1/4" 3-3/16" 0.8 56 41' 1SSFRMG0 1" 1-1/4" 4-1/4" 1.7 67 82.5' 1SSFRMB0 1" 1-1/4" 5-1/8" 3 81 18' 1SSFRMJ0 1" 1-1/4" 3-3/4" 1.2 61 60' 1SSFRMD0 1" 1-1/4" 4-7/8" 2.6 78.5 110' 1SSFRML0 1" 1-1/4" 3-3/8" 0.9 54 47.5' 1SSFRMF0 1" 1-1/4" 4-1/2" 2 73 95' 1SSFRMA0 1" 1-1/4" 5-3/8" 3.5 86 132' 2SSFRML0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 3-3/8" 1 76 45' 2SSFRMF0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 4-1/2" 2.4 94 82.5' 2SSFRMA0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 5-3/8" 0.6 (@1750 RPM) 100 120' 2SSFRMN0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 3" 0.8 70 35' 2SSFRMH0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 3-15/16" 1.7 77 65' 2SSFRMC0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 5" 3.5 103 105' 2SSFRMK0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 3-1/2" 1.2 77 50' 2SSFRME0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 4-3/4" 2.8 96 95' 2SSFRMM0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 3-3/16" 0.9 68 15' 2SSFRMG0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 4-1/4" 2 90 76' 2SSFRMB0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 5-1/8" 0.5 (@ 1750 RPM) 51.5 (@ 1750 RPM) 28' (@ 1750 RPM) 2SSFRMJ0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 3-3/4" 1.4 82 59' 2SSFRMD0 1-1/4" 1-1/2" 4-7/8" 3 100 100' PERFORMANCE CURVE MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS REPAIR PARTS BROCHURE Goulds ICS-F Series Centrifugal Pump Brochure INSTRUCTION MANUAL Goulds ICS-F Series Centrifugal Pump Instruction Manual REPAIR PARTS Goulds ICS-F Series Centrifugal Pump Repair Parts Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

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  • Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: Goulds ICS Series Centrifugal Pump

    February 1, 2019

    The Goulds ICS series of centrifugal pumps are typically used in ultra pure water systems, chemical transport, washer equipment, scrubbers and water reclamation applications. A frame mounted design allows for flexibility of installation and driver arrangements. The ICS series also features an open impeller that can handle spherical solids up to 3/8” and is designed to reduce clogging as well as required maintenance time. This series is close coupled, which means these pumps save on space and allow for a simple installation process. A back pull out design makes maintenance easy by allowing the casing to remain in the piping during disassembly. Pump casings feature cast 316 stainless steel construction with NPT threaded suctions and discharges. Optional drain and vents with stainless steel plugs are available. Discharge orientations come in four positions. Mechanical seals are standard Flowserve 31 with carbon versus silicon-carbide faces, Viton elastomers and 316 stainless steel metal parts. Optional mechanical seals are available for use in high temperature or abrasive environments. Motors in this series are NEMA standard 56J frames with a rugged ball bearing design for continuous duty. Versions are available in both single and three phase with a variety of enclosures and voltages to match your service requirements. GOULDS ICS SERIES CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge (NPT) HP Voltage Phase GPM Max. Head 2SS1C1N0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 70 35' 1SS1C2M0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 56 41' 2SS1C2N0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 70 35' 1SS1D1K0 1" 3/4 115/230 1 57 51' 2SS1D1L0 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 76 45' 1SS1C4M0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 56 41' 1SS1C5M0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 56 41' 2SS1C4N0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 70 35' 1SS1D2K0 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 57 51' 2SS1C5N0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 70 35' 1SS2C1D0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 38.5 27.5' 1SS2C1L0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 27 12' 1SS2C1F0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 36.5 23.5' 1SS2C1A0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 43 33' 1SS2C1N0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 25 8.5' 1SS2C1H0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 31.5 16.5' 1SS2C1C0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 39 28.5' 1SS2C1K0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 28.5 12.5' 1SS2C1E0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 38.5 26 1SS2C1M0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 28 10' 1SS2C1G0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 34 20.5' 1SS2C1B0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 40.5 29.5' 1SS2C1J0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 30 15' 2SS2C1M0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 35 8.5' 2SS2C1G0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 45 19' 2SS2C1B0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 51.5 28' 2SS2C1J0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 42 14.5' 2SS2C1D0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 50 25' 1SS1E1H0 1" 1 115/230 1 63 67.5' 2SS2C1L0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 38.5 12' 2SS2C1F0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 47 21' 2SS2C1A0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 56 31' 2SS2C1N0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 38 10' 2SS2C1H0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 42 16' 2SS2C1C0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 51.5 26' 2SS2C1K0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 39.5 12.5' 2SS2C1E0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 49 23.5' 2SS1D2L0 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 76 45' 2SS1E1J0 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 82 59' 1SS2C2K0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 28.5 12.5' 1SS2C2E0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 38.5 26' 1SS2C2M0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 28 10' 1SS2C2G0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 34 20.5' 1SS2C2B0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 40.5 29.5' 1SS2C2J0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 30 15' 1SS2C2D0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 38.5 27.5' 1SS2C2L0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 27 12' 1SS2C2F0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 36.5 23.5' 1SS2C2A0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 43 33' 1SS2C2N0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 25 8.5' 1SS2C2H0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 31.5 16.5' 1SS2C2C0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 39 28.5' 1SS1D4K0 1" 3/4 115/230 1 57 51' 2SS2C2L0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 38.5 12' 2SS2C2F0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 47 21' 2SS2C2A0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 56 31' 2SS2C2N0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 38 10' 2SS2C2H0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 42 16' 2SS2C2C0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 51.5 26' 1SS1E2H0 1" 1 208-230/460 3 63 67.5' 2SS1D4L0 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 76 45' 2SS2C2K0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 39.5 12.5' 2SS2C2E0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 49 23.5' 2SS2C2M0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 35 8.5' 2SS2C2G0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 45 19' 2SS2C2B0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 51.5 28' 2SS2C2J0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 42 14.5' 2SS2C2D0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 50 25' 2SS1E2J0 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 82 59' 1SS1D5K0 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 57 51' 2SS1D5L0 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 76 45' 1SS1E4H0 1" 1 115/230 1 63 67.5' 1SS1F2F0 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 73 95' 2SS1F2G0 1-1/4" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 90 76' 2SS1E4J0 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 82 59' 1SS1F1F0 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 73 95' 1SS2C4L0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 27 12' 1SS2C4F0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 36.5 23.5' 1SS2C4A0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 43 33' 1SS2C4N0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 25 8.5' 2SS1F1G0 1-1/4" 1-1/2 115/230 1 90 76' 1SS2C4H0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 31.5 16.5' 1SS2C4C0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 39 28.5' 1SS2C4K0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 28.5 12.5' 1SS2C4E0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 38.5 26' 1SS2C4M0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 28 10' 1SS2C4G0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 34 20.5' 1SS2C4B0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 40.5 29.5' 1SS2C4J0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 30 15' 1SS2C4D0 1" 1/2 115/230 1 38.5 27.5' 2SS2C4J0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 42 14.5' 2SS2C4D0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 50 25' 2SS2C4L0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 38.5 12' 2SS2C4F0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 47 21' 2SS2C4A0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 56 31' 2SS2C4N0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 38 10' 2SS2C4H0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 42 16' 2SS2C4C0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 51.5 26' 2SS2C4K0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 39.5 12.5' 2SS2C4E0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 49 23.5' 2SS2C4M0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 35 8.5' 2SS2C4G0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 45 19' 2SS2C4B0 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 51.5 28' 1SS2C5K0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 28.5 12.5' 1SS2C5E0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 38.5 26' 1SS2C5M0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 28 10' 1SS2C5G0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 34 20.5' 1SS2C5B0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 40.5 29.5' 1SS2C5J0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 30 15' 1SS2C5D0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 38.5 27.5' 1SS2C5L0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 27 12' 1SS2C5F0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 36.5 23.5' 1SS2C5A0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 43 33' 1SS1F4F0 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 73 95' 1SS2C5N0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 25 8.5' 1SS2C5H0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 31.5 16.5' 1SS2C5C0 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 39 28.5' 2SS1F4G0 1-1/4" 1-1/2 115/230 1 90 76' 1SS1G2E0 1" 2 208-230/460 3 77 105' 2SS2C5N0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 38 10' 2SS2C5H0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 42 16' 2SS2C5C0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 51.5 26' 2SS2C5K0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 39.5 12.5' 2SS2C5E0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 49 23.5' 2SS2C5M0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 35 8.5' 2SS2C5G0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 45 19' 2SS2C5B0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 51.5 28' 2SS2C5J0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 42 14.5' 2SS2C5D0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 50 25' 2SS2C5L0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 38.5 12' 2SS2C5F0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 47 21' 2SS2C5A0 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 56 31' 2SS1G2F0 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 94 82.5' 1SS1G1E0 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 77 105' 2SS1G1F0 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 94 82.5' 1SS1ECH0 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 63 67.5' 2SS1FCG0 1-1/4" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 90 76' 2SS1ECJ0 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 82 59' 2SS1GEG0 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 90 76' 1SS1FCF0 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 73 95' 1SS1G4E0 1" 2 115/230 1 77 105' 2SS1G4F0 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 94 82.5' 1SS1GCE0 1" 2 208-230/460 3 77 105' 2SS1GCF0 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 94 82.5' 1SS1H2A0 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 86 132' 2SS1H2C0 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 103 105' 1SS1H1A0 1" 3 115/230 1 86 132' 2SS1H1C0 1-1/4" 3 115/230 1 103 105' 1SS1H4A0 1-1/4" 3 115/230 1 86 132' 2SS1D0N0 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 70 35' 2SS1D7N0 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 70 35' 2SS1H4C0 1-1/4" 3 115/230 1 103 105' 1SS1D0M0 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 56 41' 1SS1D7M0 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 56 41' 2SS1E0L0 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 76 45' 1SS1E0K0 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 57 51' 1SS1HCA0 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 86 132' 2SS1EEL0 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 76 45' 2SS1FEJ0 1-1/4" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 82 59' 2SS1F0J0 1-1/4" 1-1/2 115/230 1 82 59' 1SS1EEK0 1" 1 208-230/460 3 57 51' 1SS1F0H0 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 63 67.5' 2SS1HCC0 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 103 105' 2SS1G0G0 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 90 76' 1SS1FEH0 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 63 67.5' 1SS1G0F0 1" 2 115/230 1 73 95' 1SS1GEF0 1" 2 208-230/460 3 73 95' 2SS1HED0 1-1/4" 3 208-230/460 3 100 100' 1SS1HEB0 1" 3 208-230/460 3 81 18.5' PERFORMANCE CURVE MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS REPAIR PARTS BROCHURE Goulds ICS Series Centrifugal Pump Brochure INSTRUCTION MANUAL Goulds ICS Series Centrifugal Pump Instruction Manual REPAIR PARTS Goulds ICS Series Centrifugal Pump Repair Parts Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. 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  • 5 Tips to Prevent Basement Floods

    January 30, 2019

    Welcome to Inspector Pumphead’s classroom! This is the space where the Inspector serves up knowledge like Gordon Ramsey serves out vaguely offensive British insults in the kitchen. This week we'll be talking about how to keep your basement flood free. The Inspector would venture to guess that most people can agree one swimming pool is enough. You buried that orange shag carpet in the basement for a reason, you never wanted to see it again.  Now there it is...floating on top of a basement shaped puddle along with a participation award in athletics and the rest of your valuables. Fear not though, the Inspector didn't go to 12 years of pump school and travel the globe in search of world's biggest pumping problems just to leave you whatever the opposite of high and dry is. Without further ado: Sump Pump & Backup The Inspector can’t stress this one enough. A reliable sump pump is the best defense against basement floods. Sump pumps act like a drain. They pump water safely away from your basement and surrounding foundations.  The Inspector would recommend getting an automatic sump pump that turns on whenever the water reaches a certain height. The pump does the work for you, this way you can continue painting pictures of happy meadows from old Bob Ross reruns without interruption. Just as important as owning a sump pump, is maintaining a sump pump. Sump pump failure is among the most frequent causes of basement floods. If you’re aware of heavy rain in the near future, make sure your pump is clean and clear of debris. Debris can lead to potential clogging. Owning a backup can be crucial as well in case your first sump fails. A battery operated backup for instance, will turn on in case the first one turns off due to a power outage. Paying for a reliable pump now can save later. If you’re in need of a new pump or backup you can browse our extensive collection of sump pumps. Gutters & Downspouts Having your gutters cleaned seasonally will be sure to prevent any debris from building up. Debris such as leaves and branches can get caught in your gutters and cause blockages. Blockages restrict flow and cause rainwater to pool. Once rainfall has pooled, it will start to dump directly onto your foundation. This can lead to not only flooding, but cracks in your foundation as well. Be sure to keep your downspouts positioned away from your foundation. A good rule of thumb to abide by is having water direct at least three feet away from your house. Install Window Wells Depending on the condition of your basement windows, you may need window wells. The frames of basement windows can be susceptible to cracks, warping, or mold.  Window wells get installed directly onto a house’s foundation and can protect against water, dirt, and pesky insects. The Inspector would suggest getting acrylic wells as these can brighten up a dingy basement. Foundation Cracks There’s no better place for water to get invited into your home than from a crack in your foundation. Homeowners should regularly inspect their home’s exterior foundation as well as basement walls and floors. Foundation cracks can be filled in with epoxy while masonry sealer should be used on the home’s interior. For more serious cracks a professional may need to be called. Landscaping And last but not least- strategically placed shrubs and greenery can do more than just block out your neighbor’s Christmas decorations that they leave up until April. Consider your landscape when it comes to flooding especially if you live on the down slope of a hill where water is more likely to collect and flow. If you live on flat ground and water has nowhere to go, there are a few solutions for your lawn that can make a flooded basement less likely. You can install a lawn drainage system or use heavier mulch in your garden. An abundance of shrubs and plants helps to absorb excess water. Some homeowners even create small slopes in their landscaping in order to direct water away from their foundations. Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

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  • Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: Goulds HSC Series Centrifugal Pump

    January 25, 2019

    The Goulds’ HSC Series of close-coupled, multi-stage, end-suction, centrifugal pumps are built for water circulation, booster service, liquid transfer, and general purpose pumping. The multi-stage construction provides steady, quiet and vibration free operation for years of trouble free service. For maintenance, the HSC series is easy to service since it can be taken apart by simply removing four bolts. The HSC series' close-coupled, space saving design provides for easy installation as well. Flexible coupling and bedplates are not required. This series can be mounted in either vertical or horizontal positions and O-rings allow for positive sealing. A stainless steel pump shaft hex design provides positive drive for impellers and eliminates clearance adjustments. Stainless steel wear rings and cover plates provide corrosion resistance through an electro-coated paint process that is applied inside and out, then baked on. This series features a single or three phase open drip-proof motor with a variety of different power outputs and voltages. The HSC series also features glass-filled, thermoplastic impellers that are molded for high efficiencies. Motors are designed for continuous operation. Ball bearings carry all radial and axial thrust loads on the motor Pumps are built with a 1.25” suction and a 1” discharge. The HSC series can handle capacities up to 50 GPM and heads up to 230 ft. TDH. Motors are also available in totally enclosed fan cooled and explosion proof versions. GOULDS HSC SERIES CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge HP Voltage Phase GPM Max. Head HSC07 1" 3/4 115/230 1 45 122' HSC10 1" 1 115/230 1 48 142' HSC07B 1" 3/4 115/230 3 45 122' HSC10B 1" 1 115/230 3 48 142' HSC15B 1" 1-1/2 115/230 3 50 161' HSC15 1" 1/2 115/230 1 50 161' HSC07G10 1" 1 115/230 3 45 122' HSC07C15 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 45 122' HSC10C15 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 48 142' HSC20B 1" 2 230 3 53 218' HSC10G15 1" 1-1/2 115/230 3 48 142' HSC15G 1" 1-1/2 115/230 3 50 161' HSC30B 1" 3 230 3 54 230' HSC15C20 1" 2 230 1 50 161' HSC20G 1" 2 230 3 53 218' HSC20 1" 2 230 1 53 218' HSC30 1" 3 230 1 54 230' HSC20C30 1" 3 230 1 53 218' HSC07F15 1" 1-1/2 115/230 3 45 122' HSC10F15 1" 1-1/2 115/230 3 48 142' HSC15F20 1" 2 230 3 50 161' HSC07E15 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 45 122' HSC10E15 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 48 142' HSC15E20 1" 2 230 1 50 161' PERFORMANCE CURVE DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS COMPONENTS PARTS LIST REPAIR PARTS BROCHURE Goulds HSC Series Centrifugal Pump Brochure MANUAL Goulds HSC Series Centrifugal Pump Manual REPAIR PARTS Goulds HSC Series Centrifugal Pump Repair Parts Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

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  • Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: Goulds 3757 Series Centrifugal Pump

    January 18, 2019

    The Goulds Centrifugal 3757 series is commonly used for pure water transfer, chemical transfer or food and beverage processing. The close coupled, compact design of the 3757 series saves space and simplifies installation. This series is constructed of precision investment cast 316 stainless steel liquid end components for corrosion resistance and added strength. The frame mounted design also allows for flexibility of installation driver arrangements. An enclosed impeller means maximum efficiency and service life with no need for clearance adjustment. The back pull out design simplifies maintenance by allowing the casing to remain in the piping during disassembly. Vertical discharges come standard though this series is field modifiable to four other standard positions. Shafts and sleeves are constructed of high strength steel. They are protected from pumpage by an O-ring seal. Mechanical seals are standard Flowserve Type 31 seals with carbon versus silicon-carbide faces, viton elastomers and 316 stainless steel metal components. Options are available for high temperature and mild abrasives. Drive motors are NEMA standard JM frames or T frames that are available in both single and three phase options with a variety of enclosures and voltages to match your service requirements. Please note that this series includes the pump end only. Motors must be purchased separately. GOULDS 3757 SERIES CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge (flanged) Suction (flanged) Impeller HP (3500 RPM) GPM (3500 RPM) Max. Head (3500 RPM) 3SSFRMD0 1-1/2" 2" 4-3/4" 2.2 152 92' 3SSFRMA0 1-1/2" 2" 6" 5.8 192 150' 3SSFRMC0 1-1/2" 2" 5-1/4" 3.8 168 114' 3SSFRMB0 1-1/2" 2" 5-5/8" 4.5 183 130' 5SSFRMK0 1-1/2" 2" 5-1/2" 6.9 215 133' 5SSFRMD0 1-1/2" 2" 7-1/4" 17.1 306 238' 5SSFRMG0 1-1/2" 2" 6-1/4" 10.3 267 180' 5SSFRMA0 1-1/2" 2" 8-1/16" 25 334 294' 5SSFRMJ0 1-1/2" 2" 5-7/8" 8.6 237 153' 5SSFRMC0 1-1/2" 2" 7-1/2" 18.4 317 255' 5SSFRML0 1-1/2" 2" 5-1/4" 6.4 200 122' 5SSFRME0 1-1/2" 2" 7" 15 300 220' 4SSFRMK0 2" 3" 3-7/8" 3.4 245 57' 5SSFRMH0 1-1/2" 2" 6" 10 254 164' 5SSFRMB0 1-1/2" 2" 7-3/4" 20.9 325 273' 4SSFRMJ0 2" 3" 4-3/8" 5 280 72' 4SSFRMD0 2" 3" 5-15/16" 12.3 440 154' 4SSFRMF0 2" 3" 5-3/8" 9.1 378 120' 4SSFRMA0 2" 3" 7" 20 540 215' 4SSFRMH0 2" 3" 4-5/8" 6.2 328 88' 4SSFRMC0 2" 3" 6-3/8" 15 465 175' 4SSFRME0 2" 3" 5-1/2" 10 395 125' 4SSFRMG0 2" 3" 5-1/16" 7.5 355 103' 4SSFRMB0 2" 3" 6-3/4" 17.5 520 202' PERFORMANCE COVERAGE MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS REPAIR PARTS   BROCHURE Goulds 3757 Series Centrifugal Pump Brochure INSTRUCTION MANUAL Goulds 3757 Series Centrifugal Pump Instruction Manual REPAIR PARTS Goulds 3757 Series Centrifugal Pump Repair Parts Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

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  • Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: Goulds 3742 Series Centrifugal Pump

    January 11, 2019

    The Goulds’ 3742 Series frame-mounted, end-suction, centrifugal pumps are designed for water circulation, booster service, liquid transfer, spraying systems, jockey pump service, and general purpose pumping. These pumps can be mounted in vertical or horizontal position. They are built with all iron, all bronze, or bronze fitted construction and an enclosed impeller in multiple sizes. Models are available in a variety of power outputs and NPT suction and discharge sizes. The Goulds 3742 is a single stage, end-suction centrifugal bare pump that can be coupled to motor through a spacer coupling or belt driven. Please note that this is a bare pump only. The Motor is not included. The compact, close coupled and space saving design provides for easy installation. Flexible couplings and bedplates are not required. The design also offers flexibility of installation and driver arrangements. A cast iron power frame rigidly supports the grease-for-life ball bearing shaft assembly. The enclosed impeller design provides high efficiencies while also being balanced for smooth operation. The impellers are threaded directly onto the motor shaft. Stainless steel locknuts on three phase models require no clearance adjustment. Casings are volute type that are a back pull out design and are constructed of either cast iron or brass. Discharges can be rotated in eight positions. Vertical discharges come standard. Tapped openings are provided for priming, venting and draining. Mechanical seals comes standard with carbon/ceramic faces, BUNA elastomers, and 300 series stainless steel components. Optional seals are available. For similar close-coupled, pump and motor versions, look at the Goulds’ 3642 Series pumps.   GOULDS 3742 SERIES CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge (NPT) HP Impeller Material F1AI05 1" 1/2 All Iron F2AI07 1-1/4" 3/4 All Iron F1BF05 1" 1/2 Bronze Fitted F2BF07 1-1/4" 3/4 Bronze Fitted F1AI15 1" 1-1/2 All Iron F2AI20 1-1/4" 2 All Iron F1BF20 1" 2 Bronze Fitted F2BF30 1-1/4" 3 Bronze Fitted F1AI07 1" 3/4 All Iron F2AI10 1-1/4" 1 All Iron F1BF15 1" 1-1/2 Bronze Fitted F2BF20 1-1/4" 2 Bronze Fitted F1AI20 1" 2 All Iron F2AI30 1-1/4" 3 All Iron F1BF10 1" 1 Bronze Fitted F2BF15 1-1/4" 1-1/2 Bronze Fitted F1AI10 1" 1 All Iron F2AI15 1-1/4" 1-1/2 All Iron F1BF07 1" 3/4 Bronze Fitted F2BF10 1-1/4" 1 Bronze Fitted F1AB10 1" 1 All Bronze F2AB15 1-1/4" 1-1/2 All Bronze F1AB07 1" 3/4 All Bronze F2AB10 1-1/4" 1 All Bronze F1AB05 1" 1/2 All Bronze F2AB07 1-1/4" 3/4 All Bronze F1AB20 1" 2 All Bronze F2AB30 1-1/4" 3 All Bronze F1AB15 1" 1-1/2 All Bronze F2AB20 1-1/4" 2 All Bronze PERFORMANCE CURVES REPAIR PARTS POWER FRAME REPAIR PARTS DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION OPTIONAL MECHANICAL SEALS BROCHURE Goulds 3742 Series Centrifugal Pump Brochure INSTALLATION MANUAL Goulds 3742 Series Centrifugal Pump Installation Manual POWER FRAME REPAIR PARTS Goulds 3742 Series Centrifugal Pump Installation Power Frame Repair Parts REPAIR PARTS Goulds 3742 Series Centrifugal Pump Repair Parts Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

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  • How does a Pressure Switch Work?

    January 9, 2019

    Welcome to Inspector Pumphead’s classroom. This is the place where the Inspector likes to teach everything he knows about all the parts and components that makeup pumps! This is also the place where he likes to talk about himself in the third person. In this week’s edition the Inspector will be discussing what a pressure switch is and how they operate. The Inspector would also like to point out that if you ever inspect your pressure switch, always make sure the power to it is OFF for safety’s sake. Pressure switches are commonly associated with well pumps. Well pumps deliver the clean water to your house that you use for drinking, watering the garden, and loading the unnecessarily-large-but-you-can-never-have-too-much-firepower Super Soaker that you terrorize your neighbors with. What, just me But the Inspector digresses... To put it in a nutshell, pressure switches basically tell the pump when to turn on and when to turn off. A more technical definition of a pressure switch sounds like this: a device that monitors pressure and provides an output when a set pressure is reached. The specific pressure that opens and closes the switch is called the set point. Many residential pressure switches are designed for a minimum of 30 PSI and a maximum of 50 PSI (or pounds per square inch). So in this example when the pressure in the system drops to 30 PSI, the switch activates and lets more water flow into the system. At 50 PSI, the switch turns off. Pressure switches are comprised of several components including an adjustment screw, diaphragm, lever, and contacts. The adjustment screw sets the spring pressure. This can be adjusted to change the on-and-off pressure range that the switch operates at. The standard range of a pressure switch is usually located on the unit itself or on the box it comes in. You can always check online as well if you know the model number. Pressure switches rely on water pressure to do all the work. The change in pressure that activates the switch is provided via the water from the well. The pressure moves up through the diaphragm which presses against a piston and spring, which in turn opens or closes the contacts.  Open contacts located within the switch, closes when pressure drops. This completes an electrical circuit, which in turn activates the pump. When the set pressure is reached, this allows the contacts to open again which turns off the pump. Pressure switches are usually wired to a control box. Wires from the box are connected to separate terminals within the switch while other terminals are connected to a power supply. If you have any questions about pressure switches or if you’re in need of a replacement, you can give our pressure switch page a look or give a call to one of our PumpProducts.com application engineers. They’re waiting for your call and would be happy to help you figure out which pressure switch is right for your application. They have been personally trained by the Inspector so they know what they’re talking about! Check in next time to the Inspector’s classroom where he will be getting into pressure switch troubleshooting, adjusting, and maintenance tips! Pump Products applications engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800.

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  • Inspector Pumphead’s Buyers Guide: Goulds 3642 Series Centrifugal Pump

    January 4, 2019

    The Goulds 3642 series of close-coupled, end-suction, centrifugal pumps are designed for water circulation, booster service, liquid transfer, spraying systems, jockey pump service, and general purpose pumping. These pumps can be mounted in vertical or horizontal position. They are built with all iron, all bronze, or bronze fitted construction. Enclosed impellers come in multiple sizes. Models are available with a variety of power outputs, voltages, and NPT discharges. The 3500 RPM motor is close-coupled and available in single or three phases as open drip-proof, totally enclosed fan cooled, or explosion proof. For similar frame-mounted, pump-end only versions, look at Goulds’ 3742 Series pumps. The compact, close coupled  design saves on space and allows for easy installation. Flexible couplings and bed plates are not required. The design also offers flexibility of installation driver arrangements. Cast iron power frames rigidly support the grease-for-life ball bearing shaft assembly. Impellers are balanced for smooth operation and threaded directly onto the motor shaft. The enclosed impeller design provides high efficiencies. Stainless steel lock nuts on three phase models require no clearance adjustment. Casings are volute type that are a back pull out design and are constructed of either cast iron or brass. Discharges can be rotated in eight positions. Vertical discharges come standard. Tapped openings are provided for priming, venting and draining. Mechanical seals come standard with carbon/ceramic faces, BUNA elastomers, and 300 series stainless steel components. Option seals are available.   GOULDS 3642 SERIES CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge (NPT) HP Voltage Phase Impeller Material 2BF10512 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 2BF40534 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1BF10512 1" 1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI10512 1" 1/2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2BF10712 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 2AI10712 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1BF10312 1" 1/3 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1BF40312 1" 1/3 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI10312 1" 1/3 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1AI40312 1" 1/3 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1AI40334 1" 1/3 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF10334 1" 1/3 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1BF40334 1" 1/3 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI10334 1" 1/3 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2BF10734 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AI10734 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF10534 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI10534 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AI10512 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2AI40512 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2BF11012 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI10712 1" 3/4 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1BF10712 1" 3/4 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 2AI40534 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2BF50712 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 2BF20712 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI11012 1" 1 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1BF11012 1" 1 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 2AI10534 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF20512 1" 1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI20712 1" 3/4 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1AI50512 1" 1/2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1BF20712 1" 3/4 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI20512 1" 1/2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1BF50512 1" 1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI11512 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1BF11512 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1BF21012 1" 1 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI21012 1" 1 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1AI20534 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF50534 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1BF20534 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI50534 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF10734 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2BF10534 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI10734 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2BF21012 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 2AI50734 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AI20734 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1AI11034 1" 1 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2BF11512 1-1/4" 1-1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1BF11034 1" 1 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AI50712 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2AI20712 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1BF20734 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI20734 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AI21012 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2AI11012 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2BF11534 1-1/4" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI11534 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF11534 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2BF21512 1-1/4" 1-1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 2BF20734 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AI11034 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AI11534 1-1/4" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2BF11034 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2BF81034 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI81034 1" 1 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF81034 1" 1 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AI11512 1-1/4" 1-1/2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2BF50734 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AI82034 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2BF12012 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI21512 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2BF22012 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1BF21512 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 2AI21512 1-1/4" 1-1/2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2BF12034 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AI12012 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2AI81034 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1AI81534 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF81534 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1BF82034 1" 2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI82034 1" 2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2BF82034 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AI12034 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AB40512 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 All Bronze 2AI22012 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 2AB40534 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2AI81534 1-1/4" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 Cast Iron 1AI22012 1" 2 115/230 1 Cast Iron 1BF22012 1" 2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 2BF81534 1-1/4" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AB50734 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB50712 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 All Bronze 1BF30534 1" 1/2 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI60534 1" 1/2 230/460 3 Cast Iron 1AI30534 1" 1/2 230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF60534 1" 1/2 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1BF60512 1" 1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AI30734 1" 3/4 230/460 3 Cast Iron 1BF30734 1" 3/4 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2BF30734 1-1/4" 3/4 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AI91034 1" 1 230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AI30734 1-1/4" 3/4 230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AI60734 1-1/4" 3/4 230/460 3 Cast Iron 2BF60734 1-1/4" 3/4 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AB40312 1" 1/3 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB10312 1" 1/3 115/230 1 All Bronze 1BF31512 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1BF32012 1" 2 115/230 1 Bronze Fitted 1AB21512 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB10512 1" 1/2 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AI91534 1" 1-1/2 230/460 3 Cast Iron 1AB10534 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB11534 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB10334 1" 1/3 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB40334 1" 1/3 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB10712 1" 3/4 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB50534 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB20534 1" 1/2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB10734 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB20512 1" 1/2 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB11034 1" 1 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB10512 1-1/4" 1/2 115/230 1 All Bronze 2AB10534 1-1/4" 1/2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB11012 1" 1 115/230 1 All Bronze 1BF91034 1" 1 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 1AB11512 1" 1-1/2 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB21012 1" 1 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB20712 1" 3/4 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB20734 1" 3/4 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1BF91534 1" 1-1/2 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2BF91034 1-1/4" 1 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AB10712 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 All Bronze 2AB10734 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB11034 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2AI91034 1-1/4" 1 230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AB11534 1-1/4" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB81034 1" 1 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB22012 1" 2 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB81534 1" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB20734 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