How do you prime a pump?
Asked Jul 13, 2005, 04:49 PM
Can somebody tell me how to prime a sprinkler pump the right way? I have 2 cut-off valves on my system. The first one leads to the pump, and the other valve leads to the cylinder shaped thing with the five tubes on it... My question is: do I close the 2nd valve and open the first valve to let water into the pump first in order to lubricate the pump? And how long should I do this?
And then, do I close the first valve and open the 2nd valve to let water into the system and for how long? And should the pump be on during this time in both operations?
I had to turn off the pump for 3 days because the lake was being drained because of the approaching hurricane and now the pump will not pump even though I can hear it working... Thanks.
Last edited by Weedsahoy; Jul 13, 2005 at 07:47 PM.