Trailer pump guys
crete 12-15-2015 comment profile send pm notify

How many of you if any roll water though your hose before priming? T


Kerrycon 12-15-2015 reply profile send pm notify

I have a squeeze pump, I always have 50 feet of three inch hose when pumping a floor , but when I hook 50 feet or more of four inch hard line up before the rubber I dump a bucket of water down the end of the line to meet the primer, had good luck with that.


b-alto 12-15-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Nope, two buckets of quick gell.

 

 


Muddyfeet 12-15-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Only if we are pumping down hill. 


Kerrycon 12-15-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Quick gell?


b-alto 12-16-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Well drillers quick gell bentonite. One ten dollar bag does about 20 primes.


79xlch 12-16-2015 reply profile send pm notify

I only use 2.5" hose.  100' or less just water in the hopper.  Over 100' I put a wad of news paper at the first clamp and water in the hopper, flip the switch when the mud hits the screen.  I have mastered the prime thank goodness.  I would also rather pump a 4" slump than a 7 or 8, less splatters.


BCCP 12-16-2015 reply profile send pm notify

I don't, I use about 1/8-1/4 gallon of betonite and fill the rest of the 5 gallon bucket with water. Then put my 5-4 elbow on and dump the bucket into the valve and put a sponge in the 4-3 and then fill the hopper with concrete and pump on as long as it's not a shit mix it primes everytime. I think we use cetco super gel-x, I can check to make sure that's what it's called if you're interested.


crete 12-17-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Ive had very good luck using a bag of masonry cement. Have not plugged on prime in forever. I was just trying to save a step.T


Michael C 12-17-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Bentonite will react with some concrete mixes and make a soft spot. I don't use it and use Primetime from Conforms or another prime aid as they are safer for concrete.


Beast 12-17-2015 reply profile send pm notify

I either use water or a drilling fluid it is a polymer powder


orygun 12-17-2015 reply profile send pm notify

a little shot  of water lubricates the line so when i use lime to prime down the tip and roll it back twards the pump it is less likely to hang up on a dry spot. i break the line to see if the prime has flowed through everything if not i would add some more lime. its a bit of work but it also makes it idiot proof. if you want to water prime i would walk the hose to shut off before the pack gets too tight. later


b-alto 12-18-2015 reply profile send pm notify

Here's a job i did this morning, 150 feet through a window and down 8 ' no problem.