Can I "Rocket Pump" from my garden hose? - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-10-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Colleen
Trailer: 1981 13' Burro
Washington
Posts: 11
Can I "Rocket Pump" from my garden hose?

Old manual pump not working. Inside water reservoir leaking.
So while my beautiful (to me) tiny Burro is a guest room, I thought I'd 'just' hook up my garden hose to my new Rocket Pump. Then later fix the inside reservoir and toggle between water tank and city water with the same pump.

Did I totally miss the Rocket Pump use?
Is it possible to use it with 'city water'?

I have the hose hooked up, and added a water regulator screw on, and have the hose water turned real low............
but
the rocket pump won't turn off the water.
In the 'far back' position (which is the 'hold the prime' position, i think) there is the singing pipe noise and continued running water. Is this the sound of more pressure than it can take?

My work-around for now will probably be the same set-up, but with the hose going into a large covered potable-water barrel with a top bung hole...
would the "Rocket Pump" be able to pump from there considering the large diameter of the hose?

Any help....
and of course I would prefer to be able to use my new Rocket Pump.
and boy, it sure is a TINY work space under that sink!
Thanks so much.
Colleen

(my Burro looks great after a wash with BKF. Thanks!)
__________________

__________________
Colleen Rae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 07:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
If you're hooked up to "city water" you don't need the pump. Your faucet works "on demand." Now, if your tank is used, that's where you use the pump... to pump water to the faucet.
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 01:34 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Colleen
Trailer: 1981 13' Burro
Washington
Posts: 11

so... that means i can not use the Rocket Pump for on-demand faucet use.
And if I want on-demand water, I need to buy a different fixture.

Correct?

Thank you.
colleen
__________________
Colleen Rae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 01:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
No, it just means you need a tank to use the pump. On demand means you're hooked up to a non-tank water supply.... like a hose.

What does your faucet look like?
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 02:14 PM   #5
Moderator
 
Name: RogerDat
Trailer: 77 Scamp 13
Michigan
Posts: 3,080
Unless your pump is a dual flow or 2-way it isn't designed to handle water under pressure. Those type of pumps will typically have a small diameter hose hookup for tank and a larger one for city water hookup.

You can pretty clearly see the dual hookups in this item from amazon (not endorsing just good example)
Amazon.com: J & C Water Systems R3700CW Colonial White Dual Flow Water Pump: Automotive

Hand pump works by creating enough pressure to drive water past check valve into faucet each time you pump handle. City water will always have pressure so out the faucet water comes.
__________________
RogerDat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 02:16 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Name: Colleen
Trailer: 1981 13' Burro
Washington
Posts: 11

single 'spigot' underneath.
Attached Thumbnails
rocket pump.jpg  
__________________
Colleen Rae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 02:19 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Colleen
Trailer: 1981 13' Burro
Washington
Posts: 11
Got it!
I need a dual faucet/pump. (or an additional faucet).
Now I can quit wasting time on an idea that won't work, and get busy on a new idea!
Thank you!
__________________
Colleen Rae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 02:51 PM   #8
Moderator
 
Name: RogerDat
Trailer: 77 Scamp 13
Michigan
Posts: 3,080
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colleen Rae View Post
Got it!
I need a dual faucet/pump. (or an additional faucet).
Now I can quit wasting time on an idea that won't work, and get busy on a new idea!
Thank you!
Just a thought, those Home Depot orange 5 gallon "Homer" buckets can be purchased with lids. One 5 gallon with fresh water for the pump line and one 5 gallon for a drain bucket might work. Should be pretty easy to mount hose connector into lids.

Or one of those blue rolling tanks made for the sink drain if you wanted to spend the extra money and use it at campgrounds. Some of places are fussy about the drain buckets being sealed and your home built one might be questioned.
__________________

__________________
RogerDat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
campground listings - This isn't rocket science jwcolby54 Camping, Campout Reports 14 08-07-2013 11:45 AM
Hose Buddy --For sewer hose Kevin K General Chat 5 12-09-2012 07:37 PM
Priming a Coleman Rocket Pump amanda r Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 04-29-2010 08:03 PM
Garden of Daily Living Donna D. Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 7 07-13-2008 01:01 AM
Tomato Garden Al & Donna Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 0 07-12-2007 09:27 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.