Things to Know About Fountain Pumps
Article by: Mike Guista
When replacing a fountain pump , Introduction to Aquaponics or choosing a new one, first
there are some key terms to keep in mind:
This is the maximum vertical lift of the pump. , The Advantages of Solar Bird Baths For example, a 6'
head means the pump , Stihl Chainsaws - Still Going Strong is rated to pump water , Deciding on a clock for your kitchen up to 6 feet high.
Note, however, that at 6 feet the pump , Flood Insurance would be providing very
little water, , Softening Your Walls with Color Wash with gallons per hour around zero. So if you need
to pump, , How and When to Plant Roses say, 200 gph at 72", you will probably need about a
300-600 gallon per hour pump , Draught Proofing Your Home to do the job. See a "pump curve"
for the amount of water , How to Significantly Lower Your Wedding Flower Costs pumped to various heights. Major pump
manufacturer , The Terrorist's Favorite Weed/ Castor Bean s like Cal Pump, , Stihl Chainsaws - Still Going Strong Fountain Tech Pumps
, Container Gardening Fountain Tech pumps, , The Advantages of Poly Outdoor Furniture and others, include pump , Tulip Trees curves on their
boxes, brochures, or other literature. You should take a good
"GPH" : Gallons per hour, usually rated at different
heights "GPM" : Gallons per minute, usually rated at
different heights "Pump Curve": The amount of water , Garage Sale Checklist - a Guide To Hassle-Free Sales volume
"curved" according to various heights. A 500 gallon per hour
pump , Container Gardening: Urban Alternative for Plant Lovers , for instance, might pump , The Ultimate Comfort - Top 5 Reasons For Getting an Awning 500 gallons per hour at 0" lift,
350 gallons per hour at 24" of lift, and so forth. When buying a
pump , An Electric Fireplace…The hearth of the matter. for the first time or when seeking a replacement pump, , Learning About Health In The Garden it
is essential that you know how many gallons per hour you want to
pump , Container Gardening: Urban Alternative for Plant Lovers and at what heighth (head). Water Volume: The total
volume that you will be pumping is controlled by a few factors.
One factor is the size of the pump, , Garage Sale Checklist - a Guide To Hassle-Free Sales as covered above. But you
also must consider how wide your tubing will be. Tubing is
measured in two ways: inside , Hydroponic Gardens diameter (i.d.) and outside
, Real Energy Savers Revisited diameter (o.d.). Very skinny i.d. tubing will greatly reduce
water , Flood Insurance flow. Many customers are shocked when they find that,
after hooking up their 500 gallon per hour pump , Home Loans – Would You Buy A Home Without An Inspection? to ½" inside
, Water Works Hydroponics diameter tubing, they are only getting what they consider a
trickle. Well, we had an engineer do some calculations for us to
illustrate the problem. Using a 300 gph pump , The right Shower Curtain will make your bathroom look great! with ½" tubing is
going to restrict your flow to 253 gallons per hour. By
increasing the pump , Granite Countertops: An Overview to 450 gallons per hour, but still using ½"
tubing, you will increase volume only slightly, to 264 gallons
per hour! The lesson is this: When purchasing a pump, , Maximize your waterfall flow with the Master DW Waterfall find out
what size of tubing is supposed to go with it. Another problem
is running the tubing too far. Long lengths of tubing create
resistance. If your pump , Draught Proofing Your Home calls for ½" i.d. tubing, for instance,
but you are running the tubing twenty feet from the pump, , Landscaping with Roses it is
a good idea to use ¾" tubing instead so as not to cut down too
much on flow. How much water , Hand-Painted Furniture: The Must-have Home Furnishings of th do I need? What size of pump?
This question is answered in part by whether you want a
"trickle" or a roar. When you buy a fountain, you will usually
find a recommended flow. For waterfalls, , Deciding on a clock for your kitchen use this as a rule of
thumb: for every inch of stream width or waterfall , The Best Online Slot Machines Around "sheet," you
will need to deliver 100 gallons per hour at the height you're
pump , The Best Online Slot Machines Around ing. So if you are building , The Ultimate Comfort - Top 5 Reasons For Getting an Awning a 12" wide waterfall , Burnings Bushes ....Brilliant Fall Foliage that is
three feet tall, you need to buy a pump , Learning About Health In The Garden that will be pumping
1200 gallons per hour at three feet of height. For ponds, , Lady Bugs Are Your #1 Natural Pest Control
whenever possible, it is a good idea to recirculate the water
, Container Gardening once an hour, more often if possible. Thus, if your pond , Gardening Gifts for All Occasions is 500
gallons, try to buy a pump , Top Ten Ways to Spruce Up Your Yard that will recirculate water , Top Ten Ways to Spruce Up Your Yard at a rate
of 500 gallons per hour. For really large ponds, , Carpet Stain Removers - What You Didn't Know this is not
necessary and is far too expensive. For a nice waterfall , Bonsai Care effect,
we usually advise about 4000 gallons per hour or more at the top
of the waterfall. , Lady Bugs Are Your #1 Natural Pest Control This creates enough volume for a wide,
crashing spill. Adjust stones , Tulip Trees to soften the splash if desired.
When Is an External Pump , How To Safely Remove Ice Dams From Your Home Appropriate?
"In-line" pumps , Real Energy Savers Revisited provide the "most bang for the buck" in two
ways. For one, the purchase price is quite reasonable for the
high volume of water , The Ultimate Comfort - Top 5 Reasons For Getting an Awning being pumped. But even more importantly,
these pumps , Gardening Gifts for All Occasions dramatically outperform typical submersible pumps, , An Electric Fireplace…The hearth of the matter.
cutting electrical costs two to three times. Since electrical
costs for a large pond , An Electric Fireplace…The hearth of the matter. can easily run from thirty to one hundred
dollars a month, choosing the most energy-efficient pump , Top Ten Ways to Spruce Up Your Yard is
tremendously important. However, if you need a lot of "head,"
that is, if you are pumping to a height of more than say, seven
or eight feet, or if you must pull the water , Lady Bugs Are Your #1 Natural Pest Control (not "push", for
in-line pumps , Draught Proofing Your Home push water , Top Ten Ways to Spruce Up Your Yard fine but don't pull well) a long
distance from the pond , Home Loans – Would You Buy A Home Without An Inspection? to a skimmer located far away, then these
pump , The Best Online Slot Machines Around s probably won't work for you. How About Battery-Operated
Inc.receives many, many calls , Landscaping with Roses about battery-operated pumps. , Garage Sale Checklist - a Guide To Hassle-Free Sales
While there are companies who manufacture pumps , The Advantages of Poly Outdoor Furniture that can operate
on "A" and "AA" batteries, we have not found a battery-operated
pump , Deciding on a clock for your kitchen that lasts or that is reasonably priced. For those
customers who need battery fountains for wedding centerpieces (a
common request), we suggest you buy as many as possible
battery-powered fountains at a store like Wal-Mart and remove
the pump , How and When to Plant Roses from the fountain. You get the whole fountain for as
good of a price as we could get you these specialized pumps , Water Works Hydroponics all
by themselves, and we don't have to order 500 of them at a time!
What About Solar , How To Safely Remove Ice Dams From Your Home Pumps?
Fountain Mountain, Inc. also receives many inquiries about solar
, Lady Bugs Are Your #1 Natural Pest Control pumps. These are okay, but we have decided not to carry them
because of a few reasons. For one, these pumps, , The Importance of Kitchen Design in Kitchen Remodeling like
battery-operated ones, just aren't so trustworthy; they don't
last as long as a regular pump. , Hand-Painted Furniture: The Must-have Home Furnishings of th For another, they go on and off
constantly depending on quality of sunlight, passing clouds,
etc. unless you buy one that works on batteries and solar. , Container Gardening Then
you have to keep replacing batteries. Also, the ones that work
on both solar , Carpet Stain Removers - What You Didn't Know and batteries are expensive for the little bit of
water , Hydroponic Gardens they will pump. , Garage Sale Checklist - a Guide To Hassle-Free Sales Finally, what decided it for us was that
some companies allow credit card charges for all of their
product , Gardening Gifts for All Occasions s except for solar , Container Gardening pumps. This means to us that the
companies are afraid of too many returns from customers.
Eventually, the technology might be there for us to sell them,
but we are not quite ready. Where is the Pump , Learning About Health In The Garden Made?
Pump , Care Tips for Planting and Growing Orchids Inside Your House s, like anything else, are made all over the world, and we
suggest you buy pumps , Softening Your Walls with Color Wash from someone who will stand by a guarantee
and who has testing programs before marketing their pumps. , The Advantages of Poly Outdoor Furniture It
used to be that Asian pumps , Bonsai Care were quite bad but this is changing.
What matters most is how well the pumps , The Ultimate Comfort - Top 5 Reasons For Getting an Awning have been engineered and
the materials used in the production. Italy for quite a while
has been the major manufacturer , Hydroponic Gardens of fountain pumps , Real Energy Savers Revisited (think of how
long Italians have had fountains), but Germany, Korea, Taiwan,
and China are making pumps , Is An Old Home for You? – The Pros - Pride of Ownership as well. Most American fountain pump
, Orchid Care: How Orchids Grow companies (for example, Cal Pumps , Landscaping with Roses and Beckett) have their pumps
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and the plans , The Best Online Slot Machines Around are followed, this should not be a problem.
Should my Pump , Is An Old Home for You? – The Pros - Pride of Ownership Have a 2-wire plug or a 3-wire plug?
Outdoor , Introduction to Aquaponics pumps , Deciding on a clock for your kitchen should always use a grounded, 3-wire plug. Indoor
, Stihl Chainsaws - Still Going Strong fountains sometimes have 2-wire and sometimes 3-wire plugs. For
people wanting a really thin cord, 2-wire pumps , Real Energy Savers Revisited provide the more
aesthetic experience. Some retail stores require 3-wire pumps
, The Best Online Slot Machines Around even for indoor , Stihl Chainsaws - Still Going Strong fountains (though, ironically, they might not
for aquarium pumps), and these thicker cords can be hidden by
plant , Orchid Care: How Orchids Grow s, stones, , The Importance of Kitchen Design in Kitchen Remodeling or other decorations. All pumps , Add A Room To Your Home With A Patio Awning must be
connected to a GFI outlet for safety. , Bonsai Care
Why do pumps , How to Significantly Lower Your Wedding Flower Costs burn out so often?
95% of the time the customer has let the pumps , Softening Your Walls with Color Wash get hot , Let Life and Energy Flow from the Garden by
running them dry. Most fountain pumps , Burnings Bushes ....Brilliant Fall Foliage are water-cooled and once
the fountain is dry they burn up. Usually there is nothing you
can do about this other than to buy a new pump. , Deciding on a clock for your kitchen Also, pumps , Hydroponic Gardens are
supposed to be cleaned every so often by opening up the impeller
case on the fountain pump. , How to Grow Red Oak Trees Near Bucks County Pa Follow the manufacturer's directions.
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