Proper priming and layout procedures

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  1. catldavis

    catldavis Member

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    Hello all, I'm installing a vertical deep well pump. I have the pump attached to the casing and the pump wired. I've never installed a pump before, so I'm a little nervous that I might create a catastrophic failure. When I read the pump manuals for the proper start up procedure, one says to open all the faucets in the home and another stated don't. They both start with removing the pressure gauge, close regulator valve and pour water through the pump. Reinstall the gauge and start the pump. My question is, should spigots/faucets be open or closed as the pump is trying to pump? FloTec's manual says: NOTICE: Open water system faucets before priming pump for the first time. Goulds manual doesn't say anything about opening the faucet.
     
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    Open the faucets.
     
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