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Post by matt86 on Fri Jun 03 2011, 18:57

I have a small climax domestic pump , i have mounted it on a base and im planning to fix a small barrel on the end of the base would i need to have the inlet gravity fed .... as once all connected up will be no uncoupling to prime it and connect pipe back up ... i just want to pour water in tank and pump . If has to be gravity fed i would have the outlet of the drum the same level as inlet on the pump as will have a small head of water . The barrel holds around 15 liters.

many thanks . matt

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Post by billypurves on Fri Jun 03 2011, 22:13

Hi Matt, If your valves are good on the pump it should be able to pump its own water.

I set up my pumps the same as you are describing for yours. If you put enough water in the tank the pump will self bleed through your delivery side.

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Post by matt86 on Fri Jun 03 2011, 22:25

So can just put the barrel on the frame next to the pump ... might raise it slightly so level with pump base though ...

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Post by billypurves on Sat Jun 04 2011, 20:25

All my pumps that have been set up with barrels are level with the pump. Bill.

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Post by matt86 on Sat Jun 04 2011, 20:29

linked up the tank and sorted out all connections and soldered up a nice 22mm copper outlet as son as it turned we had a squirt then water gushing out .... pump leaks a bit through the brass but on piston but unscrewed it and found no where for the gland packing to go ... im clueless on that one ???

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Post by billypurves on Sat Jun 04 2011, 20:35

Hi Matt, What pump is it?

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Post by billypurves on Sat Jun 04 2011, 20:43

Sorry, I see its a Climax. The stuffing box is the cylindrical part that your con rod is attached to.

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Post by matt86 on Sat Jun 04 2011, 21:20

Yeah its is a climax see picture below the brass outer sleeve itself ... i have unscrewed it and can see a thread i can not see anywhere for gland packing to go ... so would u need to remove the pump head to get to it .... ?

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Post by mike d on Sun Jun 12 2011, 23:53

HI MATT...
have you put new gland packing in the pump yet?????
sounds like it could do with some..
regards,mike....

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Post by matt86 on Mon Jun 13 2011, 09:08

nope i aint re packed it yet , need to do that i suppose lol , i think my glad packing i got in car is 1/4 " that should fit

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Post by mike d on Mon Jun 13 2011, 12:38

MATT..
when you come to take it apart to fit the new GLAND packing,try to see if you can get it out and measure it to make sure the size is correct..
then hopefully it should be ok..
good luck with it fella..keep us posted..
regards,mike.

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Post by matt86 on Mon Jun 13 2011, 22:51

thats what i will do just it will get done when i get around to do it as you know so many jobs to do at moment and not enough time lol

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Post by mike d on Tue Jun 14 2011, 22:52

MATT..
you've seen whats in my sheds,so you know what Ive got to sort out..
yes your spot on not enough hours in the day to do i all..
regards,mike..

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Post by matt86 on Wed Jun 15 2011, 15:58

i will try and get around to do it one night this week as the other half got a list of jobs like painting a bedroom building a ferret hutch and doing gardening .... im in high demand lol! lol!

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Post by stationary stu on Thu Jun 16 2011, 09:28

No high demand it's called marrage lol! lol! lol!

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