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When using a trash pump, it’s important to understand what it can and cannot do. Centrifugal trash pumps can’t handle water with too much solid content (25 percent is the approximate maximum). You should also avoid pumping corrosive material or fuels, as well as water that is too hot or too far down. Experts further warn against using too much suction hose or pipe, which leads to suction cavitation. Last, be sure to follow all safety recommendations.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s not enough to be able to operate a trash pump, you should know all its capabilities.
  • You will also need to decide whether you want to rent a trash pump, which can save you money.
  • Finally, look for a trash pump with a strong, top quality engine and always perform maintenance on a regular basis, unless of course you rent which means that is taken care of for you already.

“If you’re considering adding a trash pump to your yard, look at your usage time as well as the types of jobs on which you are using the pump.”

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