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Old 05-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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How do you prime water pump??

RESTORING 1978 TRILLUM - FILLED THE FREASH WATER HOLDING TANK PUMPED THE HAND PUMP A ZILLION TIMES NOTHING WHATS THE TRICK??? ANYONE KNOW??
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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No need to yell and you're putting my eyes out

Someone will be along to help you shortly. I've never used the pump in my trailer...
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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Larry, if you use the search function at the top of this forum (use the bottom google box for best results) you will find lots of threads on the topic.

If you plug the end of the faucet with your finger while pumping, you might get it to prime. If not its then pump has issues - if an old one that has been used in awhile it may need new seals or a good cleaning out, amongst other things.
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Loosing the fitting that goes into the pump while its running.
This will break the vacuum.
I'm bad, though it was a electric pump. Da!
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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Check valves

Hello Larry,
I had to rebuild the hand pump in my '78 Trillium.
However, the hand pump still required many strokes
to get water from the tank to the sink because
hand pump was not air tight and let the water in
the line flow back to tank. The problem was solved
by installing a check valve about a foot below the
pump. Now water is right there... one stroke of the
pump handle starts water flowing from the pump spigot.

Here is a source for the check valve:

1/4" PP Standard Check Valves | U.S. Plastic Corp.

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