Questions and Answers

Issue 11 and Volume 83.

Questions and Answers NOTE—Readers are invited to send in questions, which will be answered in the order received. Names are omitted from questions unless otherwise specified Pumping Gritty Matter To the Editor: Kindly advise me on the following: At this institution we have a 750 gallon pumper. The machine is almost new, about three years old. Sometimes this truck is used to pump out sewers, basements and wells. I do not approve of doing this kind of work with a rotary pump; also, all this foreign material passing through the cooling system of the motor certainly does no good—and there are certainly quantities of dirt passing through the pump and cooling system when it is in operation draining out basements, sewers and wells. Am I right in opposing this practice? M. G. Answer: You are certainly right! Fire pumps, give best service when operating under those conditions for which they…

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