Surface Pumps

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  1. chefwong

    chefwong New Member

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    Can anyone recommend a very shallow water height water surface pump ?

    I have others....
    This pump does not need to be super robust as I'm just pumping it into a *container* in which a Zoeller will be doing the duty.
    Does such a beast exist.
    I had planned to use a wet vac for this application but you would be amazed how fast 5 gallons fill up......
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The Little Giant pumps with the intake on the bottom will pump down to about a 1/2" from the surface.
  5. chefwong

    chefwong New Member

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    I have a wayne that does the same down to 1/8. The issue is to get it primed and pumping, it wan'ts like 2 1/2" if I recall
  6. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Time to get the jackhammer out and make a pit or buy that shop vac with pump out.
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