Reply To: How do you pump agricultural water for the crops and critters?

  • BiggKidd

    January 22, 2024 at 11:24 pm

    New water pump got caught in the last flood. It’s seldom that creek floods but it not only flooded but got up over top of the pump and filled the engine full of water. Brand new engine only been run one time. After getting all the water out including a cylinder full (exhaust valve was open) I was able to get it running after a few hours of fooling with it. There must have been a quart of water between the cylinder and crankcase. So it has another oil change and I also switched the pickup pipe from 1 inch to the 1.25 the pump calls for. That did seem to increase the flow of the pump considerably!

    We have to lift the pump up on some sort of legs before it can flood again. Two – two and a half feet should about do it.