Forums :: NEW! Web Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Dec Fri 03, 2021 2:35 pm


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 6:20 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct Sat 15, 2011 12:19 am
Posts: 2633
Location: 23452
I was cruising home from the store the other day (listening to the radio) when I saw this pump sitting out by the curb. couldn't resist and now I have a new project.

I have gone through most of it and it should work when completed but I cannot find a source for the rubber disc valves. does anyone know of a source?

pump is a Rapidayton 300B shallow well double acting piston

the valves are about 3/8" thick rubber discs about 1.5" diameter with a 3/8" hole in the middle


Attachments:
Pump.jpg
Pump.jpg [ 631.17 KiB | Viewed 610 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 7:49 pm 
Member

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 11131
Location: 13 Critchley Avenue, PO Box 36, Monteith Ont, P0K 1P0
A farm supply store should have what you need.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 8:15 pm 
Member

Joined: Aug Mon 17, 2009 4:11 pm
Posts: 3917
Location: DFW Texas
That was worth picking up even if just for the motor.

_________________
The lucky ones realize the "Good Ole Days" while they are still in them!
AA5LP


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 8:43 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug Wed 26, 2015 9:41 pm
Posts: 1498
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
I have a very similar piston pump. What I used for the first valves I put in it was rubber laboratory stoppers sliced off to a suitable thickness. They may still be in the pump. A sheet of rubber of the correct thickness can be cut to make valves. It is not too critical, just that the seating surface is flat. The piston seals, on the other hand, are critical. Mine were leather and I have made several sets over the years. The leather disks to make the piston seals should be cut out of dry leather and the circumference skived at an angle so that when the leather seals are soaked in water, softened, and inserted into the bore, the edges form a skirt that is somewhat square with the bore. The smooth side goes against the bore and the seals are cut about 1/2 inch larger in radius than the bore radius. Skive the diameter making the rough side a smaller diameter

Keep in mind, these pumps can only raise water from about 25 feet, but they can make very good pressure.

_________________
Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 11:12 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct Sat 15, 2011 12:19 am
Posts: 2633
Location: 23452
Thank you for the info, I was hoping there was a supplier for the parts somewhere but searching did not turn up much. Improvisation will commence shortly


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 11:16 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jul Tue 15, 2008 6:13 pm
Posts: 9647
Location: Gretna, Nebraska
That appears to be a pretty old unit. The manufacturer may no longer support it, or even be around for that matter.

Sometimes aftermarket parts can be found and lacking that, you make your own.

_________________
http://www.vintagerestorationservices.com
Paul
...... how hard can it be?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 11:18 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct Sat 15, 2011 12:19 am
Posts: 2633
Location: 23452
it was made by Dayton but they don't appear to sell any parts for it


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 7:20 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug Wed 26, 2015 9:41 pm
Posts: 1498
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Have a look at McMaster-Carr.
https://www.mcmaster.com/rubber-washers ... washers-6/
The ones I linked to are a little too thin, but you may get by with stacking them.

_________________
Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 1:21 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: May Sun 10, 2020 2:55 pm
Posts: 2247
Location: SW, MI
It's going to hard to find good quality rubber. Look into industrial belting too. Not sure what thickness, is it reinforced with cloth? You should be able to make or find something.

_________________
only the dead fish go with the flow


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Thu 16, 2021 1:31 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: May Sun 10, 2020 2:55 pm
Posts: 2247
Location: SW, MI
I was in Ace hardware today and they have up to 2.5" rubber fender washers.

_________________
only the dead fish go with the flow


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Well Pump Replacement Parts
PostPosted: Sep Fri 17, 2021 1:04 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct Sat 15, 2011 12:19 am
Posts: 2633
Location: 23452
kc5gym wrote:
Have a look at McMaster-Carr.
https://www.mcmaster.com/rubber-washers ... washers-6/
The ones I linked to are a little too thin, but you may get by with stacking them.


Picked up some just like this from Lowes, have them doubled up. That will suffice for now, if they are not stiff enough I can always add a brass backer to hold them flat.


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 11 posts ]  Moderator: Alan Voorhees

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Lou deGonzague and 10 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  




































Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB