Introduction

Remove or replace the water tank on an India Mark II water hand pump.

Parts

No parts required.

Use a wrench to remove the bolt on the top of the cover plate.
  • Use a wrench to remove the bolt on the top of the cover plate.

  • When replacing the cover plate, this bolt only needs to be hand tight.

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Remove the top cover by pulling it straight off the pump.
  • Remove the top cover by pulling it straight off the pump.

  • Store the top cover in a sanitary place, preferably above ground, to prevent contamination.

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  • Pull the pump handle all the way down and hold it in this position, exposing the pump rod.

  • Place the spacer around the pump rod and under the chain attachment point.

  • Make sure the spacer is beveled side down, and flat side up.

  • Lift the pump lever until there is no tension in the chain and hold it in this position.

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  • Remove the bolt connecting the chain to the pump handle.

  • Remove the chain from the handle.

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  • There are 4 bolts securing the head section to the water tank, located at the corners of head section base.

  • Continue supporting the pump handle so the pump head doesn't fall off when all the bolts are removed.

  • Remove the 4 bolts on the base of the water tank.

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  • Lift the pump head off of the water tank and place in a sanitary place, preferably above ground, to prevent contamination.

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  • Lift the plunger assembly and separator plate and place a rod clamp below the separator plate.

  • Tighten the rod clamp and gently set the separator plate on top of it.

  • Remove the spacer.

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  • Hold the rod clamp steady while removing the chain from the pump rod. Check the chain for signs of damage.

    • Extend the chain sideways and use it as a lever as demonstrated in the first picture.

  • Remove the lock nut by turning it counterclockwise.

  • Remove the separator plate.

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  • Reinstall the lock nut.

  • Install a T-handle, screwing it down against the lock nut.

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  • Lift up on the T-handle to take pressure off the rod clamp.

  • Remove the rod clamp and slowly lower the T-handle.

  • The pump rod will rest on the end cap, located below the cylinder of the pump. It is important to lower the T-handle slowly to prevent damage to the pump.

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  • There are 4 bolts securing the water tank to the pump base. They are located at the bottom corners of the water tank.

  • Remove the 4 bolts on the base of the water tank.

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  • Lift the water tank up approximately 1 foot.

  • Place a base clamp around the exposed pipe and tighten it against the riser main.

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  • Secure the base clamp to the pump base with two bolt and nut sets installed on opposite sides of each other.

    • Hand tight will be sufficient for securing the base clamp.

    • Use the nuts and bolts removed from the water tank base or head section base.

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  • Turn the water tank counterclockwise until it comes free from the pipe.

  • Make sure to keep the tank level to prevent cross threading.

  • Lift the water tank up against the T-handle and secure the rod clamp to the pump rod.

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  • Remove the T-handle.

  • Remove the water tank and check for signs of blockage.

  • Store in a sanitary place to prevent contamination.

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Conclusion

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

Phillip Takahashi

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