Introduction

This guide will show the procedure for removing each segment of the pump rod. It can be used to replace the entire rod, or just to replace a single pump rod segment.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Assemble the required tools, including the Afridev tool and crescent wrenches.
    • Assemble the required tools, including the Afridev tool and crescent wrenches.

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  2. Perform a water test on the pump, by raising and lowering the handle a full 40 strokes. A properly performing pump will yield greater than 10 liters.
    • Perform a water test on the pump, by raising and lowering the handle a full 40 strokes. A properly performing pump will yield greater than 10 liters.

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    • Loosen the bolt on front of the face plate with the Afridev tool.

    • Remove the plate from the pump by lifting it straight up.

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    • Insert the T-handle into the top cylinder of the exposed pump rod.

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    • Loosen the 2 bolts on either side of handle.

    • It is not necessary to remove the bolt at this time; however, take caution to not let the bolt fall out of the handle.

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    • Loosen the 2 bolts on either side of the head to remove the handle from the pump rod.

    • It is not necessary to remove the bolt at this time; however, take caution to not let the bolt fall out of the handle.

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    • Lift the handle to a horizontal position.

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    • While one person lifts up on the T-handle, remove the bolt and connection pieces.

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    • Remove the bolt and connection pieces from the handle.

    • Set the bolt pieces in a sanitary place, such as a bucket, to prevent contamination.

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    • Remove the handle from the pump.

    • Be sure to set the handle in a sanitary place to prevent contamination.

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    • Grab firmly on the T-handle and lift the pump rod straight up.

    • Expose the first connection of the pump rod, and support the portion below the connection.

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    • While holding the pump rod below the first connection tightly, lower the first portion of the rod to a horizontal position.

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    • Unhook the first connection by pushing it out and down, then pulling it away from the rest of the rod.

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    • Repeat steps 11-13 for the remaining sections of pump rod.

    • Be sure to set the pump rod segments above the ground to avoid contamination.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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