Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the cylinder that encases the traveling valve and foot valve.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Test pump performance by pumping 40 strokes. An effective pump should return at least 10 liters.
  • Test pump performance by pumping 40 strokes.

  • An effective pump should return at least 10 liters.

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Remove the two pins connecting the handle to the slider. Remove the two pins connecting the handle to the slider.
  • Remove the two pins connecting the handle to the slider.

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Pull the two lever arms away from the slider. Pull the two lever arms away from the slider.
  • Pull the two lever arms away from the slider.

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Lift the two pins attaching the pump frame to the head and handle up, off of the pump frame. Lift the two pins attaching the pump frame to the head and handle up, off of the pump frame.
  • Lift the two pins attaching the pump frame to the head and handle up, off of the pump frame.

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Throughout this step, make sure you support the handle and head with at least three hands. Slide the bearing rod out of the head. Inspect the bearing rod and head for any wear or tear.
  • Throughout this step, make sure you support the handle and head with at least three hands.

  • Slide the bearing rod out of the head.

  • Inspect the bearing rod and head for any wear or tear.

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Remove the head and handle, and place them on a clean surface to prevent contamination.
  • Remove the head and handle, and place them on a clean surface to prevent contamination.

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Firmly lift the riser main slider with two hands. Use caution not to drop the riser main, as this can damage the pump cylinder.
  • Firmly lift the riser main slider with two hands.

  • Use caution not to drop the riser main, as this can damage the pump cylinder.

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Use a pipe wrench to fully loosen the above grade riser pipe. Use a pipe wrench to fully loosen the above grade riser pipe. Use a pipe wrench to fully loosen the above grade riser pipe.
  • Use a pipe wrench to fully loosen the above grade riser pipe.

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Lift the slider and riser main pipe. Place a pump rod clamp around the rod, and tighten it securely against the pump rod. Carefully lower the riser main and slider to allow it to rest on the rod clamp.
  • Lift the slider and riser main pipe.

  • Place a pump rod clamp around the rod, and tighten it securely against the pump rod.

  • Carefully lower the riser main and slider to allow it to rest on the rod clamp.

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Loosen and remove both the pump rod jam nut and pump rod nut on the top of the slider. Loosen and remove both the pump rod jam nut and pump rod nut on the top of the slider. Loosen and remove both the pump rod jam nut and pump rod nut on the top of the slider.
  • Loosen and remove both the pump rod jam nut and pump rod nut on the top of the slider.

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Remove the riser main slider, and inspect it for wear and tear. Set the slider in a sanitary place to prevent contamination.
  • Remove the riser main slider, and inspect it for wear and tear.

  • Set the slider in a sanitary place to prevent contamination.

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Remove the above grade riser pipe. Firmly screw a T-handle onto the pump rod. If you are replacing the above ground riser main, leave the T-handle attached until you are ready to install the replacement part.
  • Remove the above grade riser pipe.

  • Firmly screw a T-handle onto the pump rod.

    • If you are replacing the above ground riser main, leave the T-handle attached until you are ready to install the replacement part.

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Use a pipe wrench to loosen and remove the pump spout. Inspect the spout for obstructions or potential contaminants. Place the spout on a clean surface to prevent any contamination.
  • Use a pipe wrench to loosen and remove the pump spout.

  • Inspect the spout for obstructions or potential contaminants.

  • Place the spout on a clean surface to prevent any contamination.

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Deck the Halls
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Place one wrench on the top of one of the pump riser plate bolts. Place another wrench around the bottom of the bolt. Pull the wrenches apart to loosen the bolt.
  • Place one wrench on the top of one of the pump riser plate bolts.

  • Place another wrench around the bottom of the bolt.

  • Pull the wrenches apart to loosen the bolt.

  • Repeat this procedure for the remaining three bolts.

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Remove the four nuts and bolts securing the pump riser plate, and store them in a sanitary container such as a bucket. Remove the four nuts and bolts securing the pump riser plate, and store them in a sanitary container such as a bucket.
  • Remove the four nuts and bolts securing the pump riser plate, and store them in a sanitary container such as a bucket.

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Rotate the pump plate 45 degrees.  This will allow for a better grasp when lifting the plate. Rotate the pump plate 45 degrees.  This will allow for a better grasp when lifting the plate.
  • Rotate the pump plate 45 degrees. This will allow for a better grasp when lifting the plate.

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Securely lift the T-handle several inches. While 2 people support the T-handle, remove the pump rod clamp. Lower the T-handle gently until the pump rod is supporting itself.
  • Securely lift the T-handle several inches.

  • While 2 people support the T-handle, remove the pump rod clamp.

  • Lower the T-handle gently until the pump rod is supporting itself.

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This particular pump is using a tripod with a block and tackle to lift the riser main.  C-wrenches may also be used to lift the riser main. Securely clamp and tighten the pipe elevator to the riser main below the spout exit. Securely clamp and tighten the pipe elevator to the riser main below the spout exit.
  • This particular pump is using a tripod with a block and tackle to lift the riser main. C-wrenches may also be used to lift the riser main.

  • Securely clamp and tighten the pipe elevator to the riser main below the spout exit.

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Being careful not to let the rope slip, use the block and tackle to lift the riser main until the pipe elevator reaches the block and tackle. Being careful not to let the rope slip, use the block and tackle to lift the riser main until the pipe elevator reaches the block and tackle.
  • Being careful not to let the rope slip, use the block and tackle to lift the riser main until the pipe elevator reaches the block and tackle.

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Once the riser main has reached the block and tackle, tighten the base clamp against the riser main. Once the riser main has reached the block and tackle, tighten the base clamp against the riser main. Once the riser main has reached the block and tackle, tighten the base clamp against the riser main.
  • Once the riser main has reached the block and tackle, tighten the base clamp against the riser main.

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Secure the base clamp to the frame base using a bolt. One bolt is typically sufficient to keep the base clamp in place, but you can add another bolt if you wish to further secure it. One bolt is typically sufficient to keep the base clamp in place, but you can add another bolt if you wish to further secure it.
  • Secure the base clamp to the frame base using a bolt.

  • One bolt is typically sufficient to keep the base clamp in place, but you can add another bolt if you wish to further secure it.

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While supporting the top portion of the pipe, carefully move the elevator clamp off of the pipe. Lower the elevator clamp while providing tension towards the ground to prevent the ropes from tangling in the block and tackle. Lower the elevator clamp while providing tension towards the ground to prevent the ropes from tangling in the block and tackle.
  • While supporting the top portion of the pipe, carefully move the elevator clamp off of the pipe.

  • Lower the elevator clamp while providing tension towards the ground to prevent the ropes from tangling in the block and tackle.

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Attach and tighten the elevator clamp to the riser main as close to the bottom as possible. Attach and tighten the elevator clamp to the riser main as close to the bottom as possible. Attach and tighten the elevator clamp to the riser main as close to the bottom as possible.
  • Attach and tighten the elevator clamp to the riser main as close to the bottom as possible.

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Once the elevator clamp is tight, provide tension on the rope. While keeping tension on the rope to support the riser, loosen the base clamp.
  • Once the elevator clamp is tight, provide tension on the rope.

  • While keeping tension on the rope to support the riser, loosen the base clamp.

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Use the rope to pull the riser main up as far as comfortable. Be sure to keep the rope within the confines of the tripod to prevent the tripod from pulling over. Watch the top of the tripod to align the riser main in the support slot.
  • Use the rope to pull the riser main up as far as comfortable.

  • Be sure to keep the rope within the confines of the tripod to prevent the tripod from pulling over.

  • Watch the top of the tripod to align the riser main in the support slot.

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Remove the clamp from the riser main, and repeat steps 23-25 until first joint is exposed. Remove the clamp from the riser main, and repeat steps 23-25 until first joint is exposed. Remove the clamp from the riser main, and repeat steps 23-25 until first joint is exposed.
  • Remove the clamp from the riser main, and repeat steps 23-25 until first joint is exposed.

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Once the first joint is exposed, tighten the base clamp below the joint. Once the first joint is exposed, tighten the base clamp below the joint. Once the first joint is exposed, tighten the base clamp below the joint.
  • Once the first joint is exposed, tighten the base clamp below the joint.

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Remove the elevator clamp from the riser main, and secure it to the tripod to keep it out of the way.
  • Remove the elevator clamp from the riser main, and secure it to the tripod to keep it out of the way.

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Keep the pipe wrench a few inches above the joint in this step. Using a pipe wrench, unscrew the first section of the riser main from the connection.
  • Keep the pipe wrench a few inches above the joint in this step.

  • Using a pipe wrench, unscrew the first section of the riser main from the connection.

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Secure a splash guard over the joint to prevent water from spraying out of the connection when separated. Using the pipe wrench, loosen the riser main until water begins to spray into the splash guard. Do not loosen it any further until the water has stopped spraying.
  • Secure a splash guard over the joint to prevent water from spraying out of the connection when separated.

  • Using the pipe wrench, loosen the riser main until water begins to spray into the splash guard.

  • Do not loosen it any further until the water has stopped spraying.

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Remove the splash guard, and finish loosening the riser main. Remove the first section of the riser main by lifting it straight up, while supporting the top of the section and keeping the pipe within the support slot on the top of the tripod. Remove the first section of the riser main by lifting it straight up, while supporting the top of the section and keeping the pipe within the support slot on the top of the tripod.
  • Remove the splash guard, and finish loosening the riser main.

  • Remove the first section of the riser main by lifting it straight up, while supporting the top of the section and keeping the pipe within the support slot on the top of the tripod.

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Attach and tighten the rod clamp a few inches below the first pump rod connection. Attach and tighten the rod clamp a few inches below the first pump rod connection. Attach and tighten the rod clamp a few inches below the first pump rod connection.
  • Attach and tighten the rod clamp a few inches below the first pump rod connection.

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Using two crescent wrenches, unscrew the pump rod from the remaining portion. When the joint is separated, carefully lower the riser main to the ground. When the joint is separated, carefully lower the riser main to the ground.
  • Using two crescent wrenches, unscrew the pump rod from the remaining portion.

  • When the joint is separated, carefully lower the riser main to the ground.

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Carefully lower the riser main, horizontally, and place it in a sanitary place, preferably resting above the ground, to prevent contamination. Carefully lower the riser main, horizontally, and place it in a sanitary place, preferably resting above the ground, to prevent contamination. Carefully lower the riser main, horizontally, and place it in a sanitary place, preferably resting above the ground, to prevent contamination.
  • Carefully lower the riser main, horizontally, and place it in a sanitary place, preferably resting above the ground, to prevent contamination.

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Remove the T-handle from the separated pump rod. Attach the T-handle to the remaining pump rod. Remove the rod clamp and repeat steps 29-35 until the riser main is completely removed, or until the broken section is reached.
  • Remove the T-handle from the separated pump rod.

  • Attach the T-handle to the remaining pump rod.

  • Remove the rod clamp and repeat steps 29-35 until the riser main is completely removed, or until the broken section is reached.

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Make sure to keep the cylinder off the ground to prevent contamination.
  • Make sure to keep the cylinder off the ground to prevent contamination.

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Using two pipe wrenches, unscrew the cylinder from the riser main. Using two pipe wrenches, unscrew the cylinder from the riser main. Using two pipe wrenches, unscrew the cylinder from the riser main.
  • Using two pipe wrenches, unscrew the cylinder from the riser main.

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Slowly pull the cylinder off of the pump rod, exposing the traveling valve and foot valve. Slowly pull the cylinder off of the pump rod, exposing the traveling valve and foot valve.
  • Slowly pull the cylinder off of the pump rod, exposing the traveling valve and foot valve.

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Conclusion

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

Jake Devincenzi

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