Pump Type Functions

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  1. watrax

    watrax New Member

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    what is the difference in terms of function between jet pump (deep/shallow well) and Centrifugal pump? i have known that below 25' well a shallow well should be used and deep well for more than 25'. how far can a jet pump (deep and shallow) pushed water? for centrifugal pump, how depth can it suck water and how far can it also pushes water up the building?
     
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    A shallow well jet can lift 25' maximum, and a centrifugal even less. A deep well jet can go much deeper, depending on the size of pump. A submersible can go as deep as needed. Pumps can push a long way, they just can't suck from very far.
     
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  4. watrax

    watrax New Member

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    ok. when should a centrifugal be used?
     
  5. Mr.Nice_Guy

    Mr.Nice_Guy New Member

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    How about you give an application - then someone can tell you which style is the best.
    They are all centrifugal pumps... the keyword you're looking for is "Suction Lift".
     
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