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dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 21 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

ps grease on the washers or a bit of fettling to the metal can work wonders with such things

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 21 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I would suggest priming. Ours only has to work a couple of feet, but needs priming the first time of use after a break as the washer dries out a bit.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 21 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It has been primed and develops what feels like a lot of suction, the manual implies that the distance will make it hard work, but as I say it seems impossible at the moment.
I think the common sense thing is to raise the tank a fair bit, having first established just how high it needs to be to work well.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 21 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

it should pump 10 or 15 feet no bother.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 21 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
it should pump 10 or 15 feet no bother.


well it doesn't

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 21 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Annoying. Does the blurb on the pump itself give any idea of the maximum height it will pump?

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 21 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

umm

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 21 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Annoying. Does the blurb on the pump itself give any idea of the maximum height it will pump?


iirc it gives 2m as a maximum number and I'm well within that, but the suggestion is that it would be pretty hard work at that point.
I still need to play with different heights to find the truth of things.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 21 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That doesn't sound an awful lot of pull. Does that include the height of the pump itself as that is about 1m. Ours only has to pull from just under the pump, and it isn't 'very easy' as you can feel the weight of the water, but not at all hard to fill a watering can.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 21 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Mistress Rose wrote:
That doesn't sound an awful lot of pull. Does that include the height of the pump itself as that is about 1m. Ours only has to pull from just under the pump, and it isn't 'very easy' as you can feel the weight of the water, but not at all hard to fill a watering can.


good point about the height of the pump, it certainly won't be taking the stand into account and that is going to edge it towards 2m.
I plainly need to raise things.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 21 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



Done a bit of excavating, you can can see a broken concrete lintel with a hollow under it bottom right.
I am not optimistic about operation "tank on a bank"
I think rebar, shuttering and a lot of concrete to create a bit of a wall, followed by posts and joists resting on the wall is going to be more feasible.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 21 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

civils is good on a slope

iirc those things are 1000lt/kg if full of water, squash an elderly pallet in no problem on the flatest of flat places in flat land

i still think the pump needs fettling

see my playing with my new mill stuff

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 21 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It might be as well to check the washer in the pump. Ours works a lot better with a new washer. We were using a bit of carpet tile for a long time but it never worked very well.

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 21 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



Seems you get cement at Wickes by giving a secret handshake to a guy hiding behind a blue curtain. One guy had come 30 miles.
I now have a bit of a level from where I can excavate part of the bank and figure out the next move.

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 21 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



I think I can just cut a little more into the bank now once things have dried and the tank will be fine. The tank will be something like 1m higher which should get the pump going.

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