Understanding Water Pump Terminology

wmp20_pe_imglgWhat is a head, and why is it important? What causes cavitation, and why is it bad? If you’re looking into buying or fixing a water pump, some terms that are used can be confusing. This guide will walk you through meanings and specifications so you can make the right choices when buying, operating, and maintaining a pump.

The Parts of a Water Pump

Consumer water pumps nearly always use an impeller to move water. This is a rotating disc with vanes on it that resembles a fan.

The impeller is held inside a housing called a “volute” or “volute case.” It’s designed to direct water toward and away from the impeller. A tight fit ensures pressure can be maintained. Continue reading

How to Operate a Honda WX15 Water Pump

Honda Power EquipmentThere are many ways to stay safe when operating a Honda WX15 water pump, but one of the best ways to stay safe from harm is simply understanding how the equipment works and how to operate it in a variety of scenarios. Simply understanding the fundamental nature of water pump controls and ignition can reduce the risk of injury. Of course, there are other ways to reduce this risk as well. Keeping the water pump away from bystanders and pets, operating it in sufficient water with the proper style of hose, and preparing for quick action in an emergency can all help to reduce the risk of injury during use. Continue reading