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Pump running all the time? Maybe your pressure tank…

Pump running all the time

Is your pump running all the time?  Does it come on whenever any water at all is used?  Is your pump running driving up your RECO bill?  The problem may not be your pump, but your pressure tank.

Your pressure tank is an integral part of your system – it allows the pump to cycle on and off at appropriate intervals, providing pressure to your home or business.  When your pressure tank and pump are working together properly:

  • The pump should build pressure against water usage, and shut off
  • No noticeable drops in pressure during water usage
  • Good pressure at all points (low and high)
  • The pump should not run when water is not being used
  • The pump should not run continuously when water is being used

 

pump and pressure tank system

 

Pressure Tank Problems

Even if your pump is working 100%, it cannot give you the best efficiency without a properly working pressure tank.

 

Most common problems:

  • Broken air “bladder”
  • Incorrect air pressure (low or high) compared to the pump cut on/off pressure
  • Under-sized tank for building height or heavy water usage

broken bladder

well mate pressure tank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WellMate WM series tanks, for sale in various locations in Roatan and the mainland, have replaceable bladders available for all sizes above 20 gallons.

 

 

rooftop installation

Liquid Systems will soon be re-stocking common sizes of replacement bladders – 40 – 60 gallons.  Contact us for custom orders, bladder replacement, advice regarding your current system or a new installation.  Liquid Systems is here to save you money right now, and in the long term.  Better for your business or home!

 

How Liquid Systems Helped You: Saved by a Snap Ring

Sometimes it might not be obvious HOW Liquid Systems can actually help you or your business save money.  So here I will recount some of the Liquid Systems success stories:

Saved By A Snap Ring: community deep well pump

A customer brought a deep well pump to Liquid Systems.  This particular well pump was one of a few supplying a particular community in Roatan.

The owner of the pump had previously brought it to another place for repair.  This other place told them that parts were not available and nothing could be done for this pump, but maybe to bring it to Liquid Systems “as a last resort”.  Now just to be clear, the other place was not a dedicated pump repair center, but they would have taken on the repair regardless.  Liquid Systems provides free estimates, guaranteed repairs, and ever increasing inventory suited to meet your needs – including factory parts and generic parts.

At Liquid Systems we determined:

  • The electric motor was working AOK, the problem must have therefore been in the pump end.
  • Upon opening up the pump, we found each impeller and diffuser to be completely encrusted in “Roatan Red Clay”, which caused significant drag – the pump would not perform correctly with this extra material on its main “water moving parts”
  • The impellers were not turning correctly together inside the pump housing; the problem was a missing part – a “snap-ring” or retaining ring.  This is a generic part that Liquid Systems keeps in stock in a variety of sizes (metric and standard)

snap ring box snap rings

With the pump and motor combination retailing at several thousand $$, they got their deep well pump cleaned up, repaired and tested all for an unusually low 4% of the cost of new!  This included a FREE estimate – the customer decided to go ahead with the repair.

With our knowledge and our preparation – this community saved money…Maybe yours can too!

Contact us for a free estimate or more information any time

 

Bearings, Pullers and Presses

Bearings/Balineras

Rotating equipment typically has bearings in its construction.  Changing the bearings when they are worn, can prevent more catastrophic failures such as burned motors, which keeps your repair/maintenance cost lower.

At Liquid Systems we carry a selection of common bearings of various sizes at competitive prices. We can also order custom bearings or unusual sizes.  For the commonly used ball bearings, we try as much as possible to get double shielded (metal), for longer durability in heavy use conditions.

double shielded ball bearing

6203ZZ Double Shielded Ball Bearing.

There is definitely a RIGHT way and a WRONG way to install or remove bearings.

The difference between us and other places is that Liquid Systems has the RIGHT TOOLS.  With our years’ experience operating these tools, we can remove and replace bearings without damaging your equipment, or your new bearing.

 

 

For example: a new bearing should absolutely NOT be beaten onto the shaft.  If you don’t have a bearing press, there isn’t really another great way to do that.

 

Pullers

We have a 10-ton straight jaw puller, and a hammer slide puller to help us with the removals.

straight jaw puller

10-ton straight jaw puller in action

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hammer slide puller w/ variety of attachments

 

Presses

Our 20-ton air/hydraulic bearing press (with various accessories) takes care of pressing on/off.

20 ton bearing press

20-ton air/hydraulic bearing press – we press the bearings on your motor the right way!

 Bring us your rotating equipment for a FREE ESTIMATE.  Let us check your electric motor’s bearings and get an update on its condition for FREE.  Contact us with any questions, any time!

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