Air in the pump constantly

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Beccy, Jun 9, 2014.

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  1. Beccy

    Beccy Active Member
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    This didn't used to happen so often but recently every hour or so I'm having to get rid of air in the system to get it working properly again. I've tightened all the jubilee clips but can't work out what's causing it.

    It starts with the pump running when the tap at the pole is switched off, instead of the pump cutting out like it should, then within 10 minutes or so, the flow is down to a trickle and I'm having to stop work tonsort it out :(

    Any ideas? :)



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  2. Tuffers

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    Hi Beccy, how are you sorting it out to get it running again? Are you turning controller up to full blast to shove the air through? If the pump is still running when the water has been turned off at your tap, it sounds like the controller will need calibrating any way.
     
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    I disconnect the hose before it goes into the hose reel I've got a length of hose that I attach and suck the water through... It's fine if I'm thirsty, but if I had a cuppa before starting work, I then need to fine somewhere to pee lol. Once there's water through it again, I switch it back on and crank it up to 99 psi until it's stopped spluttering.





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    Can you hear the pump running at the speed you've set it to or does it sound like it's pumping slower than normal. I'm thinking the battery isn't fully charged. Does hubby have a multimeter he can check the battery with? If it is air, then try running the water through the hose reel at 99 for a few minutes. Stick a a brush with fan jets in it and cool yourself down while getting rid of the air :thumbsup:
     
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    wet tee shirt comp springs too mind :D
     
  6. Beccy

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    Does hubby have a multimeter??!?! :eek: No. Hubby was sent packing months ago. He didn't own a multimeter anyway so no loss there lol

    I have a multimeter though and my battery is fine ;)

    I think the pump is running when it shouldn't because there's a dodgy seal somewhere so it's not getting the the pressure within the system to reach the cut out point. My problem is how to work out which joint isn't properly sealed? Or should I just take the whole lot apart and redo it all with lots of ptfe tape, new hose in and oit of the pump and new jubilee clips?





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    So what have you changed recently to make the system start playing up?

    New hose & reel maybe?
     
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    If the pump is sucking air, then it should also leak from that same point I would have thought. Are there any leaks around the pump?
     
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    What make/model pump controller are you using?
     
  10. Beccy

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    :eek: was good weather for that today too!



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