Is tthe Wayne PC4 actually self priming?
The literature for the Wayne PC4 says to fill the priming container.
Question: Must this be done with every use - meaning if I take it from one water source to another, do I have to open and fill the priming port every time I start it?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
- Central Texas
on "Wayne Portable Pump - 1,450 GPH, 1/2 HP, 3/4in., Model# PC4"
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Self-priming in the water pump industry actually means that the pump head can be filled manually, then the pump will pull water from whatever distance it is capable of. If the pump head empties, you would need to refill it(self-prime) each time. A check or foot valve attached to the end of your suction hose can prevent water from running out of the pump each time it is shut off, and would keep it primed.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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I leave the input and output hoses attached to my pump and cap them between uses and I never have to fill the port for it to siphon. If you drain or lose the fluid in the priming port you'll have to re-prime, and you can allways pour a quart or so of fluid down the input hose and easly prime it that way.
answered 3 years ago
- So. West California
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