PREPARING THE PUMP
Please read this manual through carefully, at least once,
before you attempt to start and operate the pump. If
you discover that anything was damaged in shipment, or
is missing from the carton, NOTIFY THE SHIPPER
Lift the pump out of the carton and strip all of the
packing pieces from the pump. In addition to the pump,
and the manual, you should also find included; a
combination wrench that is very useful.
FILL PUMP BODY WITH LIQUID USED
Pour through the intake or discharge nipple, or remove
filler cap, 3, fig 15, and fill through that opening. If
removed, filler cap and gasket must be put back tightly
before pump can be used. Although the pump cannot
prime in dry condition, once filled with water, it will retain
water for automatic priming, and need not be refilled
except if overturned or drained. Draining can be
accomplished either by removing the drain cap and
FIGURE 16. PROPER USE OF SRAINER
gasket (17). or by disconnecting hoses and turning the
pump over. The pump should be drained for shipping
and storing purposes, and in cold weather locations,
When soft, muddy bottom presents a problem of
whenever it is to be shut down long enough to freeze.
clogging, the strainer can often be kept from burying
Before cranking the engine in cold weather, always pull
itself by tying it inside a pail. See fig 16. For seepage
the starter just enough to see whether crankshaft will
control, dig a hole in the floor of the excavation and line
turn freely. If the impeller Is frozen fast, heat the pump
the side of the hole with large rocks-set strainer inside
gradually until the ice melts.
the lined hole. If strainer becomes clogged, pull hose
from water and clean the strainer.
MAKE AIR-TIGHT, FLEXIBLE CONNECTIONS
All connections on the suction side of the pump must be
made air-tight, or the unit will not prime. Connections
Mix thoroughly in a clean container, pint of a good
on both suction and discharge sides must be flexible,
grade of SAE-30 motor oil per gallon of fresh, regular
permitting floating action of the pump on its mounting.
gasoline. DO NOT FILL THE TANK WHEN THE
When rigid pipe is used, always connect a short section
ENGINE IS RUNNING AS THIS MAY CAUSE A FIRE.
of flexible hose between pipe and pump to maintain
After filling the tank be sure to wipe up any spilled fuel
flexibility. Lay hose out carefully; there should be no
before you start the engine.
sharp bends or kinks in the hose. If hose must be laid
FUEL MIXING TABLE
across a roadway, protect it with planking.
1:16 ratio of S.A.E. 30 Motor Oil to regular gasoline
Instantaneous shut-off pressures, applied when a
vehicle runs across unprotected hose, cause pounding -
can split pump body or damage the hose.
USE PROPER STRAINER ON SUCTION HOSE
Because this two-cycle engine depends on the oil in the fuel
The strainer prevents particles which could clog the
mixture for internal lubrication, it is important that the fuel be
pump from being sucked into it. Attach the strainer to
uniform in oil content. Moreover, the gasoline should be both
the suction hose and never pump without it.
clean and fresh. All mixing equipment and containers should
be clean. Because oil and gasoline do not combine readily,
Locate the strainer over rock, or as firm a bottom as
the mixing should be done before the fuel is poured into the