Installation of the Simple Pump hand pump, continued...
Optional Section for 12 or More 9-Foot Drop Pipe Kits
T-HANDLE ASSIST TOOL
Simple Pump recommends the T-Handle Assist Tool when the installation requires 12 or more 9-foot drop pipe kits.
Also, this tool should be used if the person doing the installation has concerns about being able to hold onto the weight of a lesser number of drop pipe kits.
How to Use
The downward-facing 1" male threads on the T-Handle are threaded into the upward-facing 1" female bell-end on the drop pipe kits.
The T-Handle provides a safe grip area for the lowering of the drop pipe string when the female bell end is at about eye level down to the point where the bell end is cradled in the safety tool (left).
Once the string of drop pipe is safely resting in the SIM073 Safety Tool, the T-Handle can be unthreaded and reattached to the next-to-be-installed 9 foot drop pipe kit.
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CONTINUE THE ADDITION OF DROP PIPE KITS
-- rod guide, then sucker rod, then drop pipe.
Testing for water
During the installation of the last two to four drop pipe kits, the cylinder at the bottom of the pump set should be below the static water level. It is helpful for you to test for water by grasping the sucker rod, and moving it up and down (right). You will be able to feel when the piston at the bottom is moving in water.
Certainly before proceeding with the installation of pump head, you should confirm that the pump cylinder is in water. Do not attempt to operate the pump unless you have determined that the cylinder is immersed in water. Pumping air can seriously damage the inside of the pump cylinderthis damage is not covered by the five-year Simple Pump warranty.