How to install JET PUMP and PRESSURE TANK?
Let’s break down the installation process into 10 simple steps!
A jet pump (also called an impulse pump) functions on the same principle as an air compressor. Water is drawn from the bottom of the well and forced up through the pipe by compressed air or steam acting on the nozzle of the jet pump at high speed. The same process is used to remove water from dams, mines, and other places where large quantities of water are found but not in sufficient quantities to operate conventional pumps economically.
1- Determine if you need a well:
Having a well drilled? It’s important to consider how much water you actually need, as wells are expensive and energy-intensive. Here are three factors that will help you determine whether or not you actually need one: your location, home size, and property value. For example, if you live in Florida, you don’t really need one. But if you live out west—or own a large home—you might want to seriously consider drilling.
2- Drill the well:
Digging your own well is an excellent way to get fresh, clean water—but it’s also a pretty big job that requires some heavy machinery. You’ll need to work with an excavation company or hire a contractor for assistance. If you choose DIY, here are some things you’ll need: backhoe, hand tools such as shovels and picks, iron pipe, chainsaw and safety equipment etc.
3- Install the pump:
Jet pumps are typically installed on top of concrete slabs because their vibrations can damage foundations. To avoid any future problems, pour a concrete slab in an area that has plenty of drainage, preferably several feet away from your home. Use 2-by-4s for supports for electrical wiring, PVC or copper pipe plumbing, gas lines and water lines.
4-Setup the piping:
Take all of your piping measurements before you cut any pipe. If it’s not measured right, you won’t be able to connect your entire pipe together, which will create more work. If your well is between 300-500 feet deep, use 6 pipes throughout. Between 500-700 feet use 8 pipes, and over 700 feet use 12 pipes respectively.
The first step of installing a jet pump is to mount your pressure tank. The location of your pressure tank should be well above any septic tanks, drains, or lines that run from your home or lawn. If you need help finding an ideal location for your system, you can check with local zoning departments for suggestions or hire an expert for advice on suitable locations.
6-Connect everything together:
This part is relatively simple. Once you’ve assembled all of your materials, it’s time to put them together. Start by connecting your water pump and pressure tank together with rubber hoses. Then, connect these hoses to your household plumbing system. If there are any problems (e.g., leaks), remember that these hoses are pliable so you can find new ways of attaching them—you might even have extra couplings lying around if something doesn’t fit correctly!
7-Test Everything Out:
As with any installation, things rarely go perfectly. This is especially true when installing new equipment. When you’re installing your new system, make sure to test everything before finalizing it all. If something isn’t working as expected, don’t panic; just troubleshoot! In most cases, there will be an obvious cause for an issue (e.g., a wiring problem), so take care of that first and then move on from there.
8-Hook up electric:
You have the option of doing it yourself or hiring an electrician. The first step is turning off power from your home’s breaker box. If you don’t know how, call an electrician or turn off electricity at a neighboring house with its own circuit breaker, then flip off your own main breaker from outside. That way you can reset everything if something goes wrong—electricity always seems to go wrong when you least expect it!
9-Hide Pipes, Hoses, and Tanks:
Aesthetics are important when it comes to your home, but don’t let them get in the way of functionality. If you can hide pipes, hoses, or tanks that aren’t necessary for immediate use by putting them underneath decks or other structures on your property (especially those that can withstand exposure to water), consider doing so. It will keep things cleaner-looking while freeing up space on your property—perfect for homes with land and no room for a full pond, dock, or pool.
10-Enjoy your new water system!
After all your hard work, it’s time to enjoy your water system! Your new system should be working perfectly, so make sure you tell your family and friends. If there are any issues with your new water system, call on a local expert like Turbine Plumbing Pty Ltd. Whatever problem you have, they can help solve it.
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