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Recent Question:
In one question below you said the pump turns off at about 3/8 inch depth, what depth does it turn on?
Recent Question:
Where is the pump located for use in a well application,before or after the pressure tank?

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Wayne Portable Pump - 1450 GPH, 1/2 HP, 3/4in., Model# PC4

Item# 10945
Wayne Model PC4 has a high speed motor that delivers high-flow capacity that can be used to pump water from flooded basements, empty boats, drain stock tanks or water lawns and gardens. It can also be used to boost line pressure by as much as 40 PSI for power washing cars, sidewalks, and more. Pump Housing Cast iron, Max. Total Head ft. 100, Discharge Port in. 3/4, Volts 120, Seals Buna-N, Self-Priming Yes, Power Cord ft. 7 1/2, Impeller Shaft Thermoplastic, HP 1/2, Max. Suction Lift ft. 15, Flow GPH 1,450, Amps 8, Suction Port in. 3/4. Pump's 1/2 HP motor is thermally protected for long life Cast iron motor housing for durability Thermoplastic impeller with steel shaft Boosts line pressure up to 40 PSI Easy-access handle to take the pump anywhere Lifetime-lubricated ball bearings Motor speed 7500 RPM Includes 3/4in. GHT hose adapters for connecting to garden hose Pump will supply one to two sprinkler heads and up to 100 feet of garden hose for intermittent sprinkling application A reinforced thermoplastic suction strainer is included with each pump Not approved for drinking water
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Questions & Answers for Wayne Portable Pump - 1450 GPH, 1/2 HP, 3/4in., Model# PC4

Question

Can the pump handle boiling water?

I would like to be able to pump boiling water onto areas (such as metal and stone countertops) for the purposes of cleaning and sanitizing. Can the machine handle boiling hot water?

Thanks!
asked 1 week ago
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The maximum temperature fluid this can handle is 120 degrees F.
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The motor housing is cast iron. What is the pump housing made of? Is the steel shaft for the impellar made of stainless steel?

asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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The pump housing is made of cast iron.
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Will this pump accommodate intermittent demand?

Want to use for auto or house cleaning with periods of zero flow during pump operation. Thanks!
 
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asked 11 months ago
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The Wayne Portable Pump is not an on demand pump and would need to be turned off when not in use to avoid damage to the motor.
answered 11 months ago
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can this pump run dry without damage

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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Anonymous
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This pump can not be run dry without damage.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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NO
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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oldfred
 - Georgia
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will the wayne p. p. model#pc4 pump well water from a 30 foot depth ?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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This Wayne Portable Pump will not pull water from a 30 foot depth. Vertical distance of pump to water
level must not be over 20 feet. To pump water from over 26 feet requires a deep well pump. Listed below a pump and jet assembly. This is an above ground pump, that together, will pump water from up to 90 feet in the ground.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Do you have the electrical draw ratings for this product?

Thank You!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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This is a 120 volt unit. Draws 8 amps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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The pump specs. show 8 amps @ 115V. That would be 8X115=920 watts, so if you have a 120V source then the amp draw would be a bit less. Dividing the watts by the voltage gives you the continuous amp draw. 920watts/120V=7.66A.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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kickback1
 - So. West California
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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 2 years, 7 months ago
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CaptainJan
 - Central Texas
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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 2 years, 7 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 1 year, 11 months ago
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kickback1
 - So. West California
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Is the pressure/flow adjustable?

I may want a smaller amount of booster/flow than the max that this can deliver. Is the answer just to constrict outflow via a hose nozzle or something? Would that harm the pump?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
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No, the pressure and flow rate on this Wayne portable pump can not be adjusted.

Restricting the water flow will void the warranty and damage the pump.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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No. There are no controls on the pump.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Smittyman
 - Chesapeake, VA
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Can this pump be used for fresh water transfer

Transfering water to an RV
 
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asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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The Wayne 1/2 HP pump is intended for fresh clean water. But, it is not rated for drinking or potable water.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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Yes it is for clean water applications.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Akicita
 - Goldendale, WA
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will this pump handle water with suspended extremely fine sand

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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The manufacturer(Wayne) recommends only using this pump with clean, clear water. A filter or screen could be used to keep any particulate out. Northern Tool currently does not sell a 3/4" filter, but most likely can be found locally at a hardware store or home center.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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