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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 PumpProductscom 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 1-1/4" 3/4 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB20712 1-1/4" 3/4 115/230 1 All Bronze 2AB11012 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 All Bronze 2AI91534 1-1/4" 1-1/2 230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AB12034 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1BF92034 1" 2 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AB21012 1-1/4" 1 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AI92034 1" 2 230/460 3 Cast Iron 2AB11512 1-1/4" 1-1/2 115/230 1 All Bronze 2AB82034 1-1/4" 2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB81034 1-1/4" 1 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB30534 1" 1/2 230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB60534 1" 1/2 230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB81534 1-1/4" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB21512 1-1/4" 1-1/2 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB82034 1" 2 208-230/460 3 All Bronze 2BF92034 1-1/4" 2 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2BF91534 1-1/4" 1-1/2 230/460 3 Bronze Fitted 2AB12012 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 All Bronze 2AI92034 1-1/4" 2 230/460 3 Cast Iron 1AB30734 1" 3/4 230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB60734 1-1/4" 3/4 230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB30734 1-1/4" 3/4 230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB22012 1-1/4" 2 115/230 1 All Bronze 1AB91034 1" 1 230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB91034 1-1/4" 1 230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB91534 1-1/4" 1-1/2 230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB92034 1" 2 230/460 3 All Bronze 1AB91534 1" 1-1/2 230/460 3 All Bronze 2AB92034 1-1/4" 2 230/460 3 All Bronze PERFORMANCE CURVES REPAIR PARTS WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS OPTIONAL MECHANICAL SEALS BROCHURE Goulds 3642 Series Centrifugal Pump Brochure INSTALLATION MANUAL Goulds 3642 Series Centrifugal Pump Installation Manual REPAIR PARTS Goulds 3642 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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  • Selecting a Pump for Groundwater Applications

    January 2, 2019

    As long as gravity exists, people will need pumps If your application requires the pumping of groundwater, making sure you have the right pump for the job is essential Using a pump that is incorrectly sized for an application can lead to damages in equipment and your wallet The first thing to keep in mind is the type of fluid you intend on pumping Is it clear water or water, such as grey water, that is mixed with solids such as dirt and silt The material you’re pumping can drastically change the model of pump you need If you do expect solids, make sure your pump is suited for solids handling Next you’ll need to figure out how far exactly and where the water is going to be pumped Knowing this will help you determine the required total dynamic head (TDH) and flow rate of your application, which are key factors when picking a pump Total dynamic head refers to the total resistance in a pumping application To calculate the required total dynamic head, you will need to figure out two factors: vertical rise and friction loss Vertical rise is how high your water will need to travel before gravity takes over Friction loss is the loss of flow in a system due to friction created by factors like pipe type or fittings You can follow this guide for more information on calculating TDH Once you know the TDH, you will need to figure out the total distance the water needs to be pumped, or how far from the source of the liquid to its ultimate destination This will help determine your flow rate, or the velocity of the liquid traveling within a certain amount of time (usually measured in gallons per minute) Once you know your specifications, you can refer to a pump curve chart to see if that model of pump will work for your application Pump curve charts are a helpful tool in figuring out what a pump is capable of and in mapping out their efficiencies over various specifications You can find these charts on PumpProductscom, which are usually located in a pump’s brochure under the manuals tab on our product pages If you need additional help in sizing out a pump for your groundwater application, give our application engineers a call They’re standing by to answer your questions and make sure you get the right pump for your application They’ll basically do the work for you! 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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  • New Year! New PumpProducts.com!

    December 31, 2018

    All the falling confetti, party hats, and noise makers (why do people still use those, seriously) can only mean one thing: goodbye 2018 We laughed, we cried, but now 2019 is around the corner To say the past year was exciting at PumpProductscom would be an understatement Our website got a facelift and we ramped up our motors section (or should I should revved up No Too corny) You know what they say, new year, new you But some things never change You can still come to expect the same reliable customer service in 2019 and the wide range of dependable products we offer If you find yourself looking for a pump, part or accessory during this next year, look no further than PumpProductscom for all your pump and motor needs PumpProductscom’s fearless leader, Inspector Pumphead, will be sipping on champagne and listening to the hit song “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins on New Year’s Eve He will, of course, start the song at 11:56 so the drum break will play exactly as the clock strikes midnight (the Inspector prefers to start the New Year off right) Then it’s back to work on January 1st There are pumps to inspect and orders to ship out For some, the New Year brings a time of reflection and happiness For others, it’s once again time to start working on that list of resolutions You know, that list you’ve had for the last couple years and keep telling yourself this is the year I’m going to start that diet and get that six-pack Not that I would know anything about that Of course, our list of resolutions at PumpProductscom includes assisting customers even further and increasing our knowledge on products so our application engineers can answer your questions, no matter what your inquiry may be! To close off 2018, here’s a quick list of facts about the big ball drop in Times Square that you can impress your friends with at your New Year’s Eve party: 11,875 pounds: What the current version of the ball weighs 50,000 watts: The amount of electricity it takes to light up and power the ball 1,000,000,000 The number of people around the world who watch the ball drop 141 feet: The distance the ball falls in 60 seconds 22%: The amount of Americans who are asleep before the ball drop 1907: The ball has dropped every year since All of us at PumpProductscom hope you had a great 2018 and have an even better 2019! 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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  • What is a Jet Pump?

    November 14, 2018

    Believe it or not, jet pumps are not associated with the awful New York football team They are referred to as such because they work similarly to a jet engine in the way they create large amounts of pressure Jet pumps are mounted above ground and are non-submersible They are typically used to draw water from a well through a suction pipe in order to provide potable water or domestic water pressure Other common applications (though certainly not limited to) include light commercial or residential irrigation and supplying water for sprinkler systems Jet pumps are typically more popular in warmer climates or areas with high water tables Jet pumps come in two variations: deep well and shallow well The type of jet pump most suitable for your application will be dependent on the depth of your well Shallow well jet pumps are used to transport water from wells as deep as 25 feet Deep wells are generally used for depths up to about 200 feet Deep well jet pumps can move larger volumes of water more quickly and over longer distances than shallow well pumps Please note that altitude can affect the specific depth to which a pump can draw water from Deep well pumps can also be referred to as convertible jet pumps This means that the pump can be used in either shallow or deep wells In a shallow well setup, an ejector kit (or jet kit) is built in or attached to the pump For deep wells, the kit is placed down in the well This ejector kit helps force water up from the bottom of the well If you already have a jet pump and you are looking to determine whether it is a deep well or shallow well pump, look at how many pipes are between the pump and the water source One pipe indicates a shallow well pump while two pipes indicate a deep well pump It is important to keep in mind that jet pumps should never run dry Running a pump dry may significantly and permanently damage the pump Jet pumps need to be primed first before they are ready to draw water In order to prime your jet pump, first make sure the electricity to your pump is off Next remove the priming plug on the wet end of the pump (or the side opposite the motor) Then fill the priming vent with water until it reaches the top of the vent The idea behind this is to remove all the air from the pump housing After the pump is primed, your pump is ready to go and you can turn the electricity back on to the pump If the pump does not pull water within five minutes you may need to re-prime the pump 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 3657 Series Centrifugal Pumps

    November 12, 2018

    The Goulds centrifugal 3657 series is commonly used for pure water transfer, chemical transfer, pharmaceutical procedures or food and beverage processing This series features materials made of superior construction Liquid end components consist of precision investment cast 316 stainless steel for added corrosion resistance and strength Casing for this series features an investment cast AISI type 316 stainless steel volute design for maximum efficiency Vertical discharges come standard but are field modifiable to four standard positions The frame mounted design allows for flexibility of installation and driver arrangements Mechanical seals are standard Flowserve 31 seals 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 A close-coupled, compact design saves space and simplifies installation An enclosed impeller allows for maximum efficiency and service life with no need for clearance adjustment The back pull out design also simplifies maintenance by allowing the casing to remain in the piping during disassembly Shafts and sleeves are comprised of high strength steel Motors in this series are NEMA standard JM or T frames that are available in both single and three phase designs with a variety of enclosures and voltage to match your service requirements GOULDS 3657 SERIES CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge (Flanged) HP Voltage Phase GPM Max Head 3SS2ECA0 1-1/2" 1 208-230/460 3 105 39' 3SS2E9A0 1-1/2" 1 208-230/460 3 105 39' 3SS2E1A0 1-1/2" 1 115/208-230 1 105 39' 3SS2E4A0 1-1/2" 1 115/208-230 1 105 39' 4SS2G2D0 2" 2 208-230/460 3 235 39' 5SS2ECL0 1-1/2" 1 208-230/460 3 128 26' 3SS1HCC0 1-1/2" 3 208-230/460 3 168 114' 4SS2F9G0 2" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 200 28' 4SS2FCG0 2" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 200 28' 5SS2E9L0 1-1/2" 1 208-230/460 3 128 26' 5SS2FCF0 1-1/2" 1-1/2 208-230/460 3 165 47' 5SS2GCF0 1-1/2" 2 208-230/460 3 165 47' 5SS2G9F0 1-1/2" 2 208-230/460 3 165 47' 5SS2E4L0 1-1/2" 1 115/208-230 1 128 26' 5SS2E1L0 1-1/2" 1 115/208-230 1 128 26' 3SS1JCA0 1-1/2" 5 208-230/460 3 192 150' 4SS1J2H0 2" 5 208-230/460 3 328 88' 3SS1H9D0 1-1/2" 3 208-230/460 3 152 92' 5SS2HCA0 1-1/2" 3 208-230/460 3 205 72' 3SS1J9B0 1-1/2" 5 208-230/460 3 183 130' 4SS2HCA0 2" 3 208-230/460 3 275 55' 3SS1H1C0 1-1/2" 3 115/208-230 1 168 114' 4SS2F4G0 2" 1-1/2 115/208-230 1 200 28' 4SS2F1G0 2" 1-1/2 115/208-230 1 200 28' 5SS2F1F0 1-1/2" 1-1/2 115/208-230 1 165 47' 4SS2H9A0 2" 3 208-230/460 3 275 55' 4SS1HCK0 2" 3 208-230/460 3 245 57' 4SS2G9D0 2" 2 208-230/460 3 235 39' 5SS2G1F0 1-1/2" 2 115/208-230 1 164 47' 4SS2G1D0 2" 2 115/208-230 1 235 39' 5SS2G4F0 1-1/2" 2 115/208-230 1 165 47' 4SS2G4D0 2" 2 115/208-230 1 235 39' 5SS2H9A0 1-1/2" 3 208-230/460 3 205 72' 5SS1JCL0 1-1/2" 5 208-230/460 3 200 122' 4SS2H1A0 2" 3 115/208-230 1 275 55' 5SS2H1A0 1-1/2" 3 115/208-230 1 205 72' 4SS2H4A0 2" 3 115/208-230 1 275 55' 4SS1H1K0 2" 3 115/208-230 1 245 57' 3SS1J1A0 1-1/2" 5 115/208-230 1 192 150' 5SS1J9L0 1-1/2" 5 208-230/460 3 200 122' 4SS1J9J0 2" 5 208-230/460 3 280 72' 5SS1KCJ0 1-1/2" 7-1/2 208-230/460 3 237 153' 5SS2J9A0 1-1/2" 5 208-230/460 3 205 72' 4SS1KCF0 2" 7-1/2 208-230/460 3 378 120' 5SS1K9K0 1-1/2" 7-1/2 208-230/460 3 215 133' 4SS1M2B0 2" 15 208-230/460 3 520 202' 5SS1J1L0 1-1/2" 5 115/208-230 1 200 122' 4SS1J1H0 2" 5 115/208-230 1 328 88' 3SS1H4D0 1-1/2" 3 115/208-230 1 152 92' 4SS1LCD0 2" 10 208-230/460 3 440 154' 5SS1LCG0 1-1/2" 10 208-230/460 3 267 180' 4SS1K9G0 2" 7-1/2 208-230/460 3 355 103' 4SS1L9E0 2" 10 208-230/460 3 395 125' 3SS1J4B0 1-1/2" 5 115/208-230 1 183 130' 4SS1K1F0 2" 7-1/2 115/208-230 1 378 120' 5SS1K1J0 1-1/2" 7-1/2 115/208-230 1 237 153' 5SS1L9H0 1-1/2" 10 208-230/460 3 254 164' 5SS1MCE0 1-1/2" 15 208-230/460 3 300 220' 4SS1L1D0 2" 10 115/208-230 1 440 154' 5SS1L1G0 1-1/2" 10 115/208-230 1 267 180' 4SS1NCA0 2" 20 208-230/460 3 540 215' 4SS1J4J0 2" 5 115/208-230 1 280 72' 4SS1M9C0 2" 15 208-230/460 3 465 175' 5SS1M9E0 1-1/2" 15 208-230/460 3 300 220' 5SS1NCB0 1-1/2" 20 208-230/460 3 325 273' 4SS1N9A0 2" 20 208-230/460 3 540 215' 5SS1N9C0 1-1/2" 20 208-230/460 3 317 255' 5SS1PCA0 1-1/2" 25 208-230/460 3 334 294' PERFORMANCE CURVES MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION MOTOR DIMENSIONS REPAIR PARTS TECHNICAL BROCHURE Gouls 3657 Series Centrifugal Pump Technical Brochure INSTRUCTION MANUAL Gouls 3657 Series Centrifugal Pump Instruction Manual REPAIR PARTS Gouls 3657 Series Centrifugal Pump Repair Parts 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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  • PumpProducts.com Your #1 Source For Baldor Electric Motors

    October 23, 2018

    PumpProductscom is proud to announce that we are now carrying general purpose motors from Baldor Motors Baldor is considered to be one of the finest and most reputable motor manufacturers in the country, long renowned for precision engineering, rugged quality construction and overall reliability Baldor has long set the standard for motors in the US and the partnership with PumpProductscom will ensure quality wares for all customers for years to come When you install a pump with a Baldor motor, you know that product will last  Baldor Motors can be used with a wide variety of mechanical appliances, such as fans, conveyors, gear reducers and of course, the mighty pump, the king of all appliances A wide range of the leading pump brands that we carry, such as Goulds, Taco and Bell & Gossett The Baldor motors give your pump the necessary power to operate your specific pumping application Whether you are boosting water pressure, recirculating hot water or irrigating your front lawn, Baldor motors let pumps work their wondrous magic PumpProductscom currently carries three main motor configurations from Baldor and the company will work to add more motors for a wide variety of applications in the future Single Phase Enclosed Baldor Single Phase Enclosed Motors are available from 1/12 HP through 15 HP in TEFC designs, where only single phase power is utilized Standard foot mounted configurations are available, as well as C-Face foot mounted and C-Face footless These motors are offered in 1/4 HP through 5 HP as Super-E Premium Efficient motors Three Phase Enclosed Three Phase Enclosed motors are available in totally enclosed cast iron and industrial steel brand for harsh applications Three Phase Open Three phase enclosed motors are available in totally enclosed cast iron and industrial steel band for harsh applications The Super E Motors (EM & CEM) provide NEMA Premium efficiency and are designed as standard to be invert ready with wide variable torque speed ranges PumpProductscom is rapidly expanding its stock of motors, generators and other mechanical appliances besides pumps But do not think for one second that we will let the quality of our pump service lag We will always emphasize excellent pump distribution service Except we will now bring you that same care and customer service for motors and generators as well It is an exciting new era for pumps, motors and generators at PumpProductscom and we want our customers to come along for the ride! 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 3656 L Series Centrifugal Pumps

    October 22, 2018

    The Goulds 3656 L Series of end-suction, centrifugal pumps have been designed for a variety of water supply, recirculation, and cooling applications This series is available in all iron or bronze fitted construction for application versatility This series offers a close coupled design for space saving and simplified maintenance The 3656 series is also designed for back pull-out to reduce maintenance down time Replaceable wearing components include stainless steel shaft sleeves, casing, and hub wear rings to maintain peak efficiency This series features a bronze fitted, enclosed impeller available in multiple diameters Dynamic balancing and renewable wear rings reduce losses affecting performance and pump life These pumps are built with a 125 class ANSI flanged suction and discharge that come in multiple sizes This allows for piping connection versatility NPT threaded connections are supplied on 1½ x 2 – 10 and 2½ x 3 – 8 models Standard type 21 mechanical seals provide for both reliability and availability Carbon/ceramic/BUNA standard, with other faces and elastomers are available The motors come in open drip-proof or totally enclosed fan cooled, and in 1180 or 1750 RPM versions Optional explosion proof and high efficiency motors are available These pumps are available in a wide range of power outputs The selected options determine the maximum head and flow GOULDS 3656 L SERIES CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge (ANSI class 125 flange) Suction (ANSI class 125 flange) HP Voltage Phase RPM 18BF3KBK0 6" 8" 7-1/2 230/460 3 1180 18BF3LBH0 6" 8" 10 230/460 3 1180 18BF3K9K0 6" 8" 7-1/2 230/460 3 1180 18BF2QBK0 6" 8" 30 230/460 3 1750 18BF3MBP0 6" 8" 15 230/460 3 1180 18BF2QBJ0 6" 8" 30 230/460 3 1750 18BF3PBL0 6" 8" 25 230/460 3 1180 18BF2Q9J0 6" 8" 30 230/460 3 1750 18BF3NBM0 6" 8" 20 230/460 3 1180 18BF3L9H0 6" 8" 10 230/460 3 1180 18BF2T2D0 6" 8" 60 230/460 3 1750 18BF2RBH0 6" 8" 40 230/460 3 1750 18BF2RBG0 6" 8" 40 230/460 3 1750 18BF2Q9K0 6" 8" 30 230/460 3 1750 18BF2SBE0 6" 8" 50 230/460 3 1750 18BF2SBF0 6" 8" 50 230/460 3 1750 18BF3N9M0 6" 8" 20 230/460 3 1180 18BF3M9P0 6" 8" 15 230/460 3 1180 18BF2R9G0 6" 8" 40 230/460 3 1750 18BF2R9H0 6" 8" 40 230/460 3 1750 19BF3MBR0 8" 10" 15 230/460 3 1180 18BF2TBC0 6" 8" 60 230/460 3 1750 18BF3P9L0 6" 8" 25 230/460 3 1180 18BF2S9E0 6" 8" 50 230/460 3 1750 19BF3NBR0 8" 10" 20 230/460 3 1180 18BF2S9F0 6" 8" 50 230/460 3 1750 19BF3PBQ0 8" 10" 25 230/460 3 1180 19BF3PBP0 8" 10" 25 230/460 3 1180 19BF2TBH0 8" 10" 60 230/460 3 1750 19BF3QBM0 8" 10" 30 230/460 3 1180 19BF3QBN0 8" 10" 30 230/460 3 1180 19BF3M9R0 8" 10" 15 230/460 3 1180 20BF2TBE0 4" 6" 60 230/460 3 1750 20BF2TBD0 4" 6" 60 230/460 3 1750 19BF3RBJ0 8" 10" 40 230/460 3 1180 19BF3RBL0 8" 10" 40 230/460 3 1180 19BF3RBK0 8" 10" 40 230/460 3 1180 18BF2UBA0 6" 8" 75 230/460 3 1750 18BF2UBB0 6" 8" 75 230/460 3 1750 19BF3N9R0 8" 10" 20 230/460 3 1180 19BF3P9P0 8" 10" 25 230/460 3 1180 19BF3P9Q0 8" 10" 25 230/460 3 1180 19BF3Q9M0 8" 10" 30 230/460 3 1180 19BF3Q9N0 8" 10" 30 230/460 3 1180 20BF2UBB0 4" 6" 75 230/460 3 1750 20BF2UBC0 4" 6" 75 230/460 3 1750 19BF2UBF0 8" 10" 75 230/460 3 1750 19BF2UBG0 8" 10" 75 230/460 3 1750 18BF2T9C0 6" 8" 60 230/460 3 1750 18BF2T9D0 6" 8" 60 230/460 3 1750 20BF2T9D0 4" 6" 60 230/460 3 1750 19BF2T9H0 8" 10" 60 230/460 3 1750 19BF2WBB0 8" 10" 125 230/460 3 1750 20BF2T9E0 4" 6" 60 230/460 3 1750 20BF2VBA0 4" 6" 100 230/460 3 1750 19BF2VBE0 8" 10" 100 230/460 3 1750 19BF2VBD0 8" 10" 100 230/460 3 1750 19BF2WBC0 8" 10" 125 230/460 3 1750 20BF2U9C0 4" 6" 75 230/460 3 1750 19BF3R9J0 8" 10" 40 230/460 3 1180 19BF3R9K0 8" 10" 40 230/460 3 1180 19BF3R9L0 8" 10" 40 230/460 3 1180 18BF2U9A0 6" 8" 75 230/460 3 1750 18BF2U9B0 6" 8" 75 230/460 3 1750 20BF2U9B0 4" 6" 75 230/460 3 1750 19BF2U9F0 8" 10" 75 230/460 3 1750 19BF2U9G0 8" 10" 75 230/460 3 1750 19BF2XBA0 8" 10" 150 230/460 3 1750 19BF2V9E0 8" 10" 100 230/460 3 1750 19BF2V9D0 8" 10" 100 230/460 3 1750 20BF2V9A0 4" 6" 100 230/460 3 1750 19BF2W9B0 8" 10" 125 230/460 3 1750 19BF2W9C0 8" 10" 125 230/460 3 1750 19BF2X9A0 8" 10" 150 230/460 3 1750 PERFORMANCE CURVES DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION REPAIR PARTS BROCHURE Gouls 3656 L Series Centrifugal Pump Brochure INSTALLATION MANUAL Gouls 3656 L Series Centrifugal Pump Installation Manual POWER FRAME REPAIR PARTS Gouls 3656 L Series Centrifugal Pump Power Frame Repair Parts REPAIR PARTS Gouls 3656 L Series Centrifugal Pump Repair Parts 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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  • Hundreds of Firefighters Respond to the Massive Fire in Wrightsville

    October 17, 2018

    On June 1st, the town of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania was shaded not underneath a blanket of clouds but by ash colored plumes of smoke rising from an industrial fire at the Donsco Incorporated facilities Hundreds of firefighters from every corner in York County assembled to combat the blaze The fight lasted hours Workers knelt, knees close to scraping against the foundry floor, in order to keep their noses and mouths just underneath the enveloping smoke They escaped the building as organized as 100 people can be during a real fire drill One worker told the story of being lost amidst the smoke and only finding his way out when a flashlight cut through the dark clouds, like a lighthouse reaching out to lost ships Thanks to the bravery of local firefighters and the emergency preparedness of the Donsco employees, no one was seriously injured Though the fire was referred to as “one of the largest fire losses in Wrightsville history,” according to fire chief Chad Livelsberger, facilities can always be rebuilt Three fire fighters and one Donsco employee were checked for heat exhaustion and dehydration but nothing serious beyond that The flames originated when molten iron was being poured and splashed onto tanks of flammable fluid After a few hours of fighting off the fire, firefighters set up a perimeter and pushed the public and news media back for fear of an explosion Luckily no such catastrophe occurred You might be asking, “But why make particular mention of this fire” Donsco represents an important step in the process of pump manufacturing Donsco Incorporated (according to their website) is North America’s leading single source of machined iron castings Many of these iron castings end up on pumps manufactured by brands such as Goulds and Liberty These pumps in turn, end up at the PumpProductscom warehouse before getting shipped out to customers all across the country After terrible things happen, sometimes things are put into perspective Call it the ripple effect or whatever you want but we get the chance to see how one thing affects another People rely on pumps Industry and infrastructure depend heavily on pumps How would sewage be dealt with if we didn’t have pumps Pumps have even saved lives (ie the recent story of a Thai soccer team comprised of young children being rescued from a cave) So when something tragic happens that may slow the production of pumps, we get to see the important role pumps play in our everyday lives, even without us noticing most of the time Simply stated: events like the Wrightsville fire remind how much we need pumps and how vital they are to making sure that our society runs like clockwork PumpProductscom would like to thank the firefighters who reported to the scene and all who made sure the sun set on June 1st with everyone at the scene being safe 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 LB Series Booster Pumps

    October 15, 2018

    The Goulds LB series of booster pumps provide an economical alternative for small booster sets with flow requirements up to 18 GPM and heads up to 190 feet Applications for this series include reverse osmosis (R/O) systems and potable water boosting This series of single stage pumps features casing constructed of stainless steel Centerline connections are NPT threaded with easily accessible vent, prime, and drain connections Stainless steel plugs make this series particularly convenient Impellers, guide vanes and motor adapters are all built with high strength but also light weight engineered composite Mechanical seals are standard John Crane type 6 seals with carbon ceramic faces, EPR elastomers, and stainless steel metal parts Motors in this series are NEMA standard 48Y and 56Y open drip proof enclosures with optional single phase and three phase TEFC configuration Please note that pumps from the LB series should not be used with liquids that contain caustic substances, detergents, hydrocarbons, petroleum, or acids For three phase motors, overload protection must be provided in the starter unit Starter and heaters must be ordered separately GOULDS LB SERIES BOOSTER PUMPS   Model Comparison Chart Model Discharge HP Voltage Phase GPM Max Head LB0512 1" NPT 1/2 115-230 1 18 130' LB0712 1" NPT 3/4 115-230 1 18 176' LB0535TE 1" NPT 1/2 208-230/460 3 18 130' LB0535 1" NPT 1/2 208-230/460 3 18 130' LB1012 1" NPT 1 115-230 1 18 190' LB1012TE 1" NPT 1 115-230 1 18 190' LB0735 1" NPT 3/4 208-230/460 3 18 176' LB1035 1" NPT 1 208-230/460 3 18 190' LB0512TE 1" NPT 1/2 115-230 1 18 130' LB0735TE 1" NPT 3/4 208-230/460 3 18 176' LB1035TEPE 1" NPT 1 208-230/460 3 18 190' LB0712TE 1" NPT 3/4 115-230 1 18 176' PERFORMANCE CURVES DIMENSIONS CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS REPAIR PARTS BROCHURE Gouls LB Series Booster Pump Brochure INSTALLATION MANUAL Gouls LB Series Booster Pump Installation Manual REPAIR PARTS Gouls LB Series Booster 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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  • 3 Signs You Need a New Sewage Pump

    October 11, 2018

    Below is a list of a few things you never want to see break down: The 87’ Volvo you’ve owned since college breaking down during a long road trip Your 87 year old grandma breaking it down during the bridge of a popular hip-hop song (Most costly of all) Your sewage pump breaking down after your extended family comes over for a 4 course Thanksgiving dinner   Sewage pumps are used to transport waste and solids up to 2 inches in diameter to a public sewer or septic tank Though sewage pumps typically have a service life that can last 10 or even 30 years depending on circumstances and variables, they are not immune to certain malfunctions without regular maintenance Below are a few signs and indications that you may need to call your local plumber or look for a replacement sewage pump Smells Perhaps the most obvious (and arguably worst) sign your sewage pump needs replacing would be the-why-does-my-basement-smell-like-my toilet-bowl fragrance suddenly emanating from your basement This could be an indication that your pump is not emptying the pit or basin after it turns on Smells could also mean you have a pipe leak in your system If you or your local plumber can’t find a pipe leak, this could mean your sewage pump is faulty and may need replacing Continuously Running If the pump is running constantly this could be an issue with your float switch Float switches basically tell your pump when to turn on and when to turn off When the water within the pit or basin reaches a certain height, it moves the float switch which in turn activates the pump If the float switch is tethered, make sure the switch can properly hang straight down and is not encumbered or stuck Constantly running can lead to a pump burning itself out or significantly shortening its service life Fluid not being pumped If your pump is running but the basin is not emptying of wastewater, it could mean that your pump is clogged or not drawing enough power to create the suction necessary to pump This could also be a symptom of your pump being overheated and shutting off from thermal overload Be sure to monitor your pump and to minimize any toilet flushing to ensure that no wastewater floods over your basin or pit Please note, that if there are a few inches of water in the bottom of the pit at any given time, this is normal and nothing to worry over Remember that taking care of your sewage pump will mean your sewage pump taking care of you Pump repairs can be costly and it may be more cost effective just to purchase a replacement Fret not because if you’re reading this, you’re in the right place PumpProductscom carries a wide variety of sewage pumps from the most reliable brands in the industry like Goulds, Zoeller, and Myers among others We also offer some of the lowest prices on the web Call our application engineers and they can help size you out the right pump for your application This means next Thanksgiving you can eat comfortably, knowing your reliable sewage pump is doing the dirty work so you don’t have to 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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