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31 Aug 2013 - 08:15:10 pm

Different Types of Pumps Explained



In the plumbing and irrigation industry, there are many different types and uses for pumps.With so many different options, it can be confusing to know which pump
to get for different applications in and out of the home.The purpose of this article is to explain many of the different pumps and their uses.












Sump pumps are installed in the basement of homes to remove any water that may leak in from the outside of the house.They come in two different types; submersible
and upright.A submersible pump can be placed inside the sump basin (where the water collects). When water comes to a certain level a ball float system turns on the pump to expel the water from the home to prevent flooding. An upright pumpís motor sits outside of the basin while the pump is on the inside.The pump is also turned on by a ball float in the basin.It is important to keep the
motor dry, as it has not be designed for aquatic conditions.


††††††††††† Condensate pumps are used in conjunction with a cooling or heating system.It removes the condensate that has been produced while the system runs.The water is drained away from the home to be disposed properly (since it is not safe for consumption, many particles and other objects come in from the system). This pump isnít always running but it turns on when a certain amount of
condensate has collected in a tank of the pump. The pump is also activated by a float switch system.The water is pumped out by a plastic impeller that is at the bottom of the pump.


Transfer pumps are one of the more commonly used types of pumps.Not only does the type of pump transfer water, some specialty pumps can transfer other types of liquids (such as
gasoline and oil).A pressure difference created in the pump is what makes it possible for the water to be transferred.These pumps are most commonly used to remove
flood water from basements.They can also be used for sprinkler systems and other irrigation applications.This pump can be activated automatic or manually.


Jet pumps are used to transfer water from a well to be used for purposes above the surface.Most of these pumps only go down to a depth of twenty five feet, these are called
shallow well pumps.However, if water runs under twenty five feet there are deep well pumps. The water is drawn out as a vacuum is created (called the Venturi Effect) by priming

the pump with a small amount of water.These pumps are fairly inexpensive and can be adapted for various depths.They are also built to be durable so that they can pump water

that has rocks and other debris in it.

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