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Commonly asked questions > Pump Questions > Installation Tips for Rainsaver MK3 Pressure Pump Systems

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  1. Surface mounted pumps should be protected from the elements and kept well ventilated by use of appropriate Pump Cover.
  2. Suction pipe-work should be at least the same diametre as the pump suction fitting and where lengths are greater than 4 metres, pipe of the next size up should be used.
  3. Suction pipe should have a continuous rise to prevent formation of air pockets.
  4. if flexible suction pipe is used, reinforced hose designed for suction conditions should be used.
  5. Surface mounted pumps should be primed with water before operation.
  6. Barrel unions should be used on pump suction and delivery lines to facilitate pump servicing.
  7. Pipe sealing compounds must never be allowed to flow into pumps, pump controllers or Rainsaver.
  8. Pipes should be inspected for any debris prior to installation.
  9. Pumps are fitted with auto restart controllers and may be in the middle of its restart program (blinking light, except Divertron).  To reset the controller and cause the pump to start, turn power off and then back on to pump.