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Winterizing Your WAYNE Well Pumps: Easy Tips to Prolong Pump Life and Prevent Damage

Winterizing Your Well Pump
Easy tips to prolong pump life and prevent damage

Just as your most cherished (and expensive) investments, require seasonal maintenance, so do some of the lesser known items around the house. As important as WAYNE well pumps are during the spring and summer months, it’s important to properly winterize your permanent pump installations, to prevent serious damage. Fortunately, winterizing a well pump is easier than you may think. Follow the four easy steps below to prevent sudden pump failure, and extend the life of your well pump.

Well Winterizing Tips

1. Ensure your WAYNE SWS/CWS is properly drained of all water. To ensure your idle pump does not freeze during the winter months, remove ALL water contained in the pump housing. To drain your WAYNE SWS/CWS well pump, please follow the steps below:

• Start by turning all power to the pump off. After you have confirmed that the pump is no longer being powered, turn on a faucet connected to the discharge line, to relieve the pump of pressurized water.

• After the pump has been relieved of the pressurized water, unscrew the drain plug, located at the bottom front of the pump, to remove any remaining liquids. If the pump is not completely drained, serious damage to the pumps motor from freezing can occur.

• Disconnect the PVC pipe connected to the inlet and discharge, to drain remaining water. Stow the PVC pipes upright and allow them to dry.

2. If the pump cannot be removed from its current location or completely drained, follow the steps below.

• After confirming the pump has been drained and the drain plug has been reinserted, fill the pump with 99.9% pure usp food grade propylene glycol.

• Propylene glycol has a much lower freezing point than water, and will mix with any remaining water in the pump, that would have frozen otherwise.

3. When warmer weather has returned, follow the steps below ensure proper operation.

• If propylene glycol was used, unscrew the drain plug and drain all remaining liquids.

• If the pump was moved indoors, reconnect all inlet and discharge connections.

• After reconnecting the inlet and discharge pipes, prime the pump with water, power the pump on, and allow the pump to flush water through an open discharge port located on the top of the pump.

4. Enjoy your pump! Remember to follow the above instructions when stowing your WAYNE SWS/CWS next winter.

For any questions, please contact WAYNE Customer Service, at cs@waynepumps.com

March 22 World Water Day

World Water Day is observed on March 22 every year.  This day is held to bring attention to the importance of the earth’s most precious natural resource.  Many take freshwater for granted but many cannot.  Think about how many things we do in our daily life that revolves around water, not just water for drinking but cleaning, food production, transportation, power generation, worship, recreation, fire fighting, the list goes on.  Twenty years ago World Water Day was proposed at the United Nation Conference on Environment and Development as they thought about the importance of water.  Below are some interesting facts you may not know as you keep water in mind today. Continue reading

We’re back!

Hi everyone,

We took a little hiatus from the blog, but now we’re happy to be back! We manufacture residential, worry-free, water handling systems. In this space, we’ll talk about keeping your basement dry, and storm preparation tips. We’ll share water well, and sewage system maintenance tips. We’ll talk about properly watering lawns, sizing the pump that’s right for your pool, removing unwanted water around your property and more. We’ll share product maintenance tip and answer any questions you have. So, join us in the conversation!

WAYNE Pumps Live on Morning News Shows Oct. 19th

Home Improvement expert Jodi Marks shows off WAYNE energy efficient sump pumpTo celebrate October as “Energy Awareness Month,” WAYNE Pumps was featured on a series of live radio and television morning shows on Tuesday, October 19 from 6 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.  The special news feature on energy-efficient products was hosted by noted home improvement expert and TV personality Jodi Marks.  The segments aired on National USA Radio, New York City, Boston and St. Louis radio stations.  Live TV newscasts included The Daily Buzz, a morning news feed in 166 markets; ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in Wisconsin, Indianapolis, Idaho,  New York State, Colorado, California, Nevada, Atlanta, Toledo, OH and Florida.  The WAYNE Energy Efficient Sump Pump with Vertical Float Switch was featured along with major manufacturers such as Bosch washer/dryers, LG Electronics refrigerators, Mitsubishi’s Electric ductless HVAC system and Moen Faucets.  For more information on energy saving appliances from the newscast and to view the podcast version visit: http://www.moreaboutthat.info/464/
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