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May. 3rd, 2008 @ 08:27 pm Everything's Upside down
All is well.

The check valve problem was pretty simple.

I kept adjusting it so it was centered in the T fitting and that was just enough for it to slide over and rest on the lip so it would pump sand as land as the hole had water but wasn't dropping when the seal was broken so it wouldn't prime a second time.

I took a link out of the chain and it works over and over. I'll still need a high volume of water to keep the hole filled but it primes in under a minute or two over and over with just a foot of water in the bottom as planned.

I figured while I had glue all over my hands I'd mount the pump and I thought for a bit and couldn't think of a reason why it wouldn't pump upside down, so I welded a plate to the pump bracket bolted the plate to the ceiling of the bunker lid to keep it out of the way.

I forgot though that the pump won't pump until it gets a prime which is why they shoot the pumped side of the water out of the top of the pump which is now pointing the same way the rock falls.

I was thinking I could run a trap basically upwards above the pump and add a bleeder to let in air so the line going down would drain but keep the pump filled to the bottom (top) with water.

Really I should just redo it and mount the pump as it was meant to but it looks pretty cool on the ceiling...

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Date:May 7th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)

Cool page.

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