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Air Compressor, Pump Or What Attached?

Posted by loger (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 25, 13 at 19:34

Air Compressor, Pump Or What Attached?

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RE: Air Compressor, Pump Or What Attached?

  • Posted by baymee LehighValleyPA (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 26, 13 at 5:38

Is it a hydraulic pump with the tank as the reservoir?

RE: Air Compressor, Pump Or What Attached?

  • Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 26, 13 at 8:45

Yep, specifically a "shallow well" (<25 feet) water pump. The suction line would be attached to the brass coupling, discharge is at the ...what looks to be a garden hose quick disconnect after the valve on top. The black box on the right side is the on/off pressure switch, typically, 20 and 40 PSI respectively. If you want to pump water with it, you'll need a suction line with a "foot valve." Priming would be by the blue plug on top of the pump casing under the flex hose feeding the tank.

If you want more info, email me and I'll take you through suction line size, foot valves, strainers, priming, etc.

Have fun,


RE: Air Compressor, Pump Or What Attached?

Thanks exmar! A reply on the other board (below) and yours should help O/P.

" It almost looks like a shallow well pump more than it looks like an air compressor.

On edit it is a well pump I had to think about it for a few minutes but its a shallow well pump sitting on a pressure tank. Judging by the plumbing on it someone may have set it up to run an irrigation system off of their well. The beeping that the op heard I'm guessing is the sound of the pump attempting to prime itself.
Had I not just installed a new well pump for my aunt I wouldn't have recognized what it was "

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