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Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by

Myers VR1 and VR2 Series Grinder Pumps

Myers VR1 and VR2 Series Grinder Pumps Is your sewage pump struggling to keep up with solids and trash?Is your pump constantly getting clogged up by objects like rags, towels, jeans, mop heads, disposable wipes, feminine products, rope, or panty hose? Myers patented axial cutter technology may be the solution to your clog problem. The axial cutter on Myers VR1 and VR2 grinder pumps can easily slice through solids and trash found in domestic wastewater without roping or clogging. The diagram on...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by

How Long Should My Sewage Pump Last?

The average life expectancy is 5 to 7 years for a residential sewage pump and 5 to 15 years for a commercial sewage pump. Life expectancy of the pump depends on many different factors, some of which are the quality of the pump, how often the pump has to run, and the electrical supply to the pump.The table below lists common troubleshooting symptoms, probable causes, and corrective actions. SymptomProbable Cause(s)Corrective ActionPump won't start or runBlown fuseReplace with proper size...

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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 by

Submersible Well Pump Sizing: How do Upthrust and Down Thrust Affect the Life of my Pump?

Submersible well pumps are multistage centrifugal pumps. Each stage consists of a stationary diffuser and a rotating impeller. Submersible well pumps usually work in a vertical position and the impellers are designed to “float” up and down between the diffusers. What is Upthrust? When there is less pressure (low head) the impellers will “float” up and wear on the diffusers above. In an upthrust position there is a higher volume of water being pumped against lower pressure. As an example, this...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by

How Long Should My Effluent Pump Last?

The average life expectancy is 6 to 10 years for a residential low head effluent pump and 3 to 15 years for residential high head effluent pump. Life expectancy of the pump depends on many different factors, some of which are the quality of the pump, how often the pump has to run, and the electrical supply to the pump. The table below lists common troubleshooting symptoms, probable causes, and corrective actions. SymptomProbable Cause(s)Corrective Action Pump won't start or runBlown fuseReplace...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by

How to Calculate Minimum Submergence

The minimum submergence of a pump is the vertical distance of liquid above the suction bell, inlet, or line required to avoid the creation of a vortex. If the vortex with it’s tornado-like, spinning movements like a whirlpool go deep enough it can cause cavitation in the pump. Cavitation is the formation and accumulation of bubbles around the impeller of the pump. Intense shockwaves inside the pump when the bubbles implode or collapse can cause impeller and/or housing damage. This, of course,...

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