Can I wrap excess pump power cable around by discharge pipe
Can I wrap the power cable around my discharge pipe without damaging of over heating th cable or discharge pipe. I have 20 foot cable and the receptacle is only ten feet away. I am concerned that the excess cable could be a safety issue but I am also concerned with the SJTW cable rating and heat dissapation
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What motor's amp draw? What is the pipe material? If you can loop the wire back and forth and tie it to the discharge pipe with a wire tie you would be better off. I have seen a 110 volt electric smoker melt the power cord in a retractable shop light. A coil of romex without metal at the center will do the same thing.
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there is a kevlar heat shield tube that can be used around electrical wires Probable available from an electrical equipment whole sales shop. Next fibreglass matting cut into strips and wrapped around the wire will do the trick. Just do not use epoxy as this is what makes fibre glass inflammable. Best bet is to have an accredited auto electrician make up a battery cable with a length so that the cable can be positioned away from any heat source.
There are several things you can do to reduce heat on a Can-Am Spyder.
1- Remove the plastic 'Splash Panels' under the frame below the motor. These were added NOT to keep water and debris off the motor, but to reduce noise to pass EPA noise standards. Removing these panels will not hurt anything and allows hot air to flow out and cool air to flow into the engine compartment.
2- Wrap the exhaust with exhaust wrap (found at any auto parts store). Start as far back on the 2 exhaust pipes as possible wrapping towards the front. Wrap all the way to the head on each pipe. 1" exhaust wrap goes around bends better, 2" takes less time. Overlap each wrap by 1/2 of the width of the material.
3- Adding a fuel management system (Two-Brothers Juice Box Pro or Power Commander system) will allow you to increase the fuel mixture to ideal levels. The Spyder runs very lean from the factory creating additional heat.
Yes, you can use heat tape on pipes UNLESS they are plastic or PEX. Copper lines - no problem.Heat tape is used to keep lines from freezing, and generally they do a good job at it, IF you get it wrapped around the part that usually freezes. BUT please understand the design purpose of heat tape before using! For example: My kitchen has an overhang that extends about four heet from the foundation that the water lines run through. In -30 F weather, my water lines will freeze up. I initially wrapped heat tape on the lines below the sink and still had freeze up. So I relocated the heat tape to the crawl space and wrapped the pipe as close to the foundation as I could. That solved the problem.
You can try defrosting with a hair dryer, no open flames as you could melt the piping. May I suggest an insulation or a pipe wrap to prevent this from occurring again. You could use a heat tape with a thermostat and pipe wrap too.
You can purchase the insulation from a local A/C supply house or contractor. They will need to know the size of the pipe (OD diameter). The insulation that is exposed to sunlight can be protected (life extended) by loosely wrapping some duct tape around the pipe to shield it from the UV rays.
Well, you can dismantle the pump head and check if the impeller is damage. If damage, replace the impeller. Then reassemble the pump and reinstall to its position. Set the discharge gate valve at full close position. Then, fill the priming pipe full with water. Then, switch the power on, and slowly open the discharge gate valve to the desired pressure. Send in your e-mail for further assistance.