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Old 12-22-2003, 10:49 PM   #1
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Pumps...???

Hey Guys...

Question on the little giant style magnetic drive pumps...

Do these pumps self prime? For example if I were to place one above my sump with a pickline dropped down below water level, would the pump self prime or just cavitate?
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All I can tell you is that in the instructions they specifically say not self priming.
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Old 12-22-2003, 11:27 PM   #3
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You can buy self priming baskets i believe. Other wise you can make the plumbing with a cap that you can unscrew and fill the return line.
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After a litle more research it appears you can secure an item called a "Priming Pot" which is effectively an airtight bucket with a strainer inside.
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Honestly I think you will get better performance from this pump when its pushing water vs pulliing it. Plus it alevates the chance of it losing prime when power goes out.
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