Where can I find shallow well pump manual?


Old 07-17-06, 05:36 AM
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Priming a shallow well pump-is there a manual?

I recently purchased a house that has a 8150 1/2 hsp AY Mcdonald shallow well pump in the garage. It is only hooked up to a water faucet on the side of the house. I decided to plug it in the other day and it started running but no water. I was wondering if anyone knows where I could find a manual on this pump so maybe I could figure out what it needs...i.e.....priming, pressure...whatever.
I e-mailed the company and they have not replied back at all.
Any info will be appreciated.

Last edited by wrightsville; 07-18-06 at 05:13 AM.
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Old 08-05-06, 06:10 PM
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Prime the pump!

All jet pumps must be primed. Unplug the pump, unscrew a plug on the top, fill the pump with water, put the plug back in and with the faucet closed or running 1/3 open into a bucket of water through a short hose under the water. Plug the pump back in and let it run for about 2 minutes and repeat it until it primes. It may take several times. To make this an automatic system you will need a small tank installed.

Pump manufacturers only make pumps, they don't know how to prime or repair them.

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