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Pump Sludge 3″

Pump Sludge 3″

                                                                 useful Information

  • Dry-running capability.
  • Rapid dry self-priming up to a depth of 7 meters in a matter of seconds.
  • No seal or rotating part in contact with the pumped liquid.
  • Can be used where there are abrasive or acid fluids.
  • Wide passage for solid bodies (50 mm).
  • Flow rate proportional to number of diaphragm pulses.
  • Very simple, occasional maintenance.
  • When done always flush the pump with clean water to allow debris to move out of the pump,the reason for this is so that the debris does not harden and when the machine is started does not come crashing down damaging the diaphragm.

 

Working principle:

Libellula pumps’ flow is generated by the movement of the diaphragm and it is controlled by check valves at the suction and delivery. As the diaphragm rises away from the bottom of the casing it produces a vacuum which draws the liquid into the casing through the suction valve. When the diaphragm is on the down-stroke, the liquid is expelled through the delivery valve. The delivery line must therefore have an adequate diameter and be free to discharge the liquid being pumped to avoid pressure build up which can damage the diaphragm or the drive mechanism. The pump should be connected to pipework using sections of flexible hose to avoid transmitting the pulsations of the pump to the rest of the system.

    Recommendations

  • When starting – advance the pull start to compression stroke before pulling to start or you will break the pull start which will cost you and additional  R850.00
  • To avoid engine flooding always close petrol tap when switching engine off.
  • Check oil every 2 hours.
We cannot patch holes in the pipes. Additional charges will be levied for damaged hoses. Please be very careful when rolling out the pipe. Do not drag the pipes across the ground as it will snag and make holes. Be extremely careful not to puncture the outlet/lay flat hose. R89/meter. Never allow vehicles to drive over the pipes. We are very strict on holes in the outlet pipe. The holes cannot be repaired. You must fill the suction hose with water for the pump to prime or it will not pump. If the suction hose is not attached properly the pump won't work. Do not loose intake hose rubber. Neveruse to pump any debris, sand or stone. Cannot pumpfrom deep water wells. Can pump out 1000 l per minute, never allow it to run dry. To avoid engine flooding always close petrol tap when switching engine off. Check oil every 2 hours oil sae 30. This machine uses unleaded (red) petrol only. When starting - advance the pull start to compression stroke before pulling to start or you will break the pull start or your hand. This machine uses petrol. When starting - advance the pull start to compression stroke before pulling to start oryou will break the pull start additional charge of R850 will be added to the invoice if it is broken by the operator. Be extremely careful not to puncture the outlet/lay flat hose. Prime intake/yellow pipe before starting. Don't let vehicles drive over the pipe. We are very strict on holes in the outlet pipe. The holes can not be repaired therefore the 20m of hose is replaced at a cost of R620. 00. This pump is designed to pump water and not sand. If pumping dirty water (leaves, sewerage etc. ) ensure the filter is cleaned regularly. Never remove the filter from the suction hose. To avoid engine flooding always close petrol tap when switching engine off. Alwaysflush the pump with fresh water to get the sediment out and any debris as it can harden. If the pump is started the piston can hit the crankcase and damage the base causing irreparable damage.
- If we deliver you must phone for collection please - we do not automatically collect.
- Machines are not insured, if not returned you will need to pay for the full replacement.
- Make sure you know how to use the tools. Ask if you need help, our friendly staff will assist. Also, make sure of safety requirements.
- Hires are charged for time out – not time used. Minimum 1 day (1 day = 24 hrs)
- Scaffold is charged weekly, all other tools daily.
- Tools must be returned Clean please. e.g., if you paint onto a ladder, we charge for cleaning.
- Negligent damages get charged separately.
- Consumables not used, may be returned for refund.
- Only use heavy-duty extension leads, not thin household leads.
- If you pay by cash we can refund in cash, if you pay by card we refund onto the card. (we can't refund onto debit cards) - Card refunds can take up to 10 days.
- Weekend hire starts after 2 pm Friday until 9 am Monday = 1day charge. ( Sundays are free) If you are late on Monday it is for 2 days.
- If you keep machines for a long time we can give you a better rate, discuss with your hire controller in store.
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Festive season trading hours

Southfield and Paarden Eiland Branches

Closed and will reopen on 4 January 2024

Brackenfell Branch

Open with full service incl. deliveries on:

27, 28, 29, 30 Dec and 2 and 3 Jan from 8am – 12pm

Thanks to all our regular clients for your support in 2023! Have a wonderful festive season and best wishes for 2024.