A submersible pump uses a motor in a watertight housing to drive a pumping mechanism that pushes a column of liquid to move to another location. The sealed housing allows the pump and motor to be placed inside the fluid it pumps without damaging the electric motor.Continue Reading
The submersible pump includes a series of impellers that are stacked to lift the water. When the motor starts, these impellers turn like a boat propeller to force the water to move. Because the fluid is pushed, the submersible pump moves fluids over large differences in vertical height. To further improve the lift, it is possible to include additional submersible pumps along the line.
Submersible pumps have use in many applications other than supplying water. Single-stage pumps with specially designed impellers pump sewage, sludge and drainage. They also offer an effective means of mining petroleum from a deep well.
Most shallow wells use jet pumps. These pumps create a suction by evacuating air from the pipe. The weight of air on top of the water at the bottom of the well pushes the water into the evacuated area and moves it to the surface. Atmospheric pressure limits jet pumps to a 25-foot depth.Learn more about Plumbing
Install a residential sump pump by determining the best location, installing the sump and providing a discharge line. Place the pump in the bottom of the sump, connect it to a ground fault interrupter circuit and discharge line and test its function. In areas where frequent power failures occur, a second backup pump provides another line of protection from flooding.Full Answer >
To install a disappearing fountain, choose a proper location, dig a hole, install the urn and attach tubing to the urn and recirculating pump. You also need a ceramic drill bit, drill, shovel, outdoor power source and small stones or pea grovel.Full Answer >
Garbage disposals are composed of an upper hopper, shredder ring, flywheel, lower hopper and motor. When the garbage disposal is turned on, the flywheel spins at nearly 2,000 rotations per minute. Any garbage that passes through the upper hopper falls directly onto the spinning flywheel, and is pushed into the shredder and broken down.Full Answer >
A vane pump works by compressing volume to increase pressure and create vacuum. Vane pumps can handle low-to-medium viscosity fluids such as propane, gasoline, fuel oils, solvents, ammonia and refrigerants. They have no metal-to-metal contact, which allows them to operate at peak performance with non-lubricating liquids.Full Answer >