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Location: USA


Saturday, August 12th 2006, 5:13am

Pump losing prime

I have a six zone system that draws the water from a pond behind my house. The elevation from the water source to the pump is about 6 feet. The pump is a 1-1/2hp pump. I can prime the pump and water all six zones. Next time I go to use the system, it seems that the pump has lost its prime and I have to re-prime it. I don't want to leave it on automatic with the system in this state. I don't want to burn up my pump. This problem started recently atfer I replaced the wiring from the timer to the valves. Any ideas out there?



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Location: Metro NYC


Saturday, August 12th 2006, 9:43am

Suction line leaks are the most important thing to check for. Be absolutely certain that there are no suction line leaks or check valve problems.

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