Pumping into a pressurized system
Home plumbing, irrigation system, pressurized tank
"If all we can do is use the pump to fill a bucket we'll be satisfied."
You don’t have to settle for that. Both our hand and motorized models are routinely configured to pump into a pressurized indoor plumbing system or irrigation system.
The connection to your household plumbing can be made in a variety of ways.
• Hose directly to pressure tank: Pressure tanks have a faucet near the bottom, normally used to drain the tank. Along with a CV-1 check value and gauge, you can pump into that pressure to supply your house. (Use drinking water compatible hose, or piping.)
• Hose into external faucet: Connect a hose or pipe from the Simple Pump to a faucet that exits directly from your house. (This works only if your house is 25 years or older.) Houses built more recently do not have a gate valve that allows water to be introduced from the outside. Again, the CV-1 check valve/gauge would be used.
• Yard hydrant: Connect a hose or pipe from the Simple Pump to a yard hydrant. All yard hydrants are designed in such a way that allows water to be pumped into the hydrant, thereby supplying water to your plumbing. Water is being pumped into pressure here, too, so the CV-1 check valve is required.
• Or by connecting to an existing pitless adaptor. In the case of failure of your submersible (due to mechanical problems or failure of the grid), the Simple Pump can supply your water.
"Why do you ask if we want to pump into a pressurized system?"
We ask about pumping into pressurized systems for two reasons:
1. Depending on your depth, it can affect the choice of pump cylinder, or whether the motorized pump is viable.
2. Because pumping into a plumbing system (agricultural or domestic) means pumping into pressure, there must be a way to keep that pressure from pushing back into the pump when pumping stops. The CV-1 pressure guage and check valve performs that task and will be quoted when needed.
3. And because the extra effort may suggest an upgrade from the standard 24” lever arm to the 36”, which cuts any needed force in half.