Submersible Pump & Foot Valve Stands

Winterizing a water supply pipe from a lake, river, and or other water body is one of the most rewarding investments a home owner can make in their property. Heat-Line makes this investment possible by developing and manufacturing the most advanced heating cable and water pipe freeze protection systems available, implementing advanced self-regulating conductive core heating cables to provide unsurpassed energy efficiency. To further support the winterizing of home and or cottage water systems Heat-Line has also developed products directly related to the installation, operating, and overall winterizing of submersible pumps and foot valves in lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

Installing your submersible pump and or foot valve has never been easier with Heat-Line’s easy to install and low maintenance submersible pump and foot valve stands.  There is no need to remove your submersible pump and or foot valve during the winter season, leave it in all year long by combining Heat-Line’s advanced heating cable systems and submersible pump and foot valve stands.

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The importance of an engineered and durable stand to prevent your foot valve and or submersible pump from drawing silt and sand from the bottom of a lake or river cannot be overlooked. More importantly submersible pump stands must be mechanical constructed to provide the proper degree of horizontal/ vertical positioning in order to prevent premature pump failures.

Heat-Line offers simple yet effective submersible pump and foot valve stands to compliment your water supply system. As in the case of any Heat-Line product, the installation of either stand is fast and efficient, and both products are provided with easy to follow and precise installation instructions. Never before has winterizing and servicing your cottage or lake home water supply system been so easy. Whether using Heat-Line’s submersible pump and or foot valve stand, you will find peace of mind knowing that you have year round running water.

 

Submersible Pump Stand:

The use of submersible pumps in lakes, rivers, and other water bodies is becoming increasingly common. A submersible or deep well pump provides greater capacity and pumping capability at greater distances and elevations than a common suction or jet pump. Installing a submersible pump in this type of application requires a specialized stand to keep the submersible pump partially vertical (at least 45 degrees), stabilized from motor torque, and above the water body bottom where sediment can be collected. 

Heat-Line offers a submersible pump stand kit which provides vertical steadiness, stabilization, and mechanical protection for your pump, without jeopardizing performance. It is designed to suit many types of submersible pumps and may be adjusted in the field to suit various conditions or requirements. Heat-Line can also provide custom submersible pump stands to suit larger pumps at the request of our customers.

  

Foot Valve Wheel Stand:

Installing a suction and or jet pump in a building with a downward foot valve located in lakes, rivers, and or other bodies of water is a common and traditional method of water retrieval. Installing the foot valve in this type of application requires a specialized stand to keep the foot valve stabilized from underwater turbulence, and to keep it located above the water body bottom where sediment can be collected.  When installed properly the unique design of the Heat-Line Foot Valve Stand wheel does not physically allow the stand to tip over, meaning no sediment is sucked into your water system.

Heat-Line Foot Valve Stands are designed to keep the foot valve off the bottom of the lake or river and keep it clear of debris. Constructed of polyethylene, the foot valve stand rests on the lake bottom without the worry of rust or corrosion. Due to its circular wheel construction, it can move on the lake bottom without tipping over like conventional foot valve stands. The stand has four oval shaped holes allowing water to pass through so it stays on the bottom. The foot valve stand is precut to fit both 1 inch and 1¼ inch pipe although it can be easily altered to fit other pipe diameters.

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Part Number: PUMP STAND

Description: Submersible Pump Stand Kit

Additional Materials Required:

  • ABS Cement
  • Premixed Concrete
  • Flexible conduit or Big-O
  • Rope and float (optional)

Part Number: FV STAND 

Description: Polyethylene Foot Valve Wheel Stand

Additional Materials Required:

  • Foot Valve
  • Male Adapter (consult Heat-Line)
  • One or more bags of pre-mix concrete
  • Rope and float (optional)
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Q – What is the submersible pump stand constructed of?

A – Heat-Line’s submersible pump stand is constructed of standard certified plumbing ABS pipe.

 

Q – When using the submersible pump stand how do I connect and disconnect the submersible pump from the water supply pipe?

A –Heat-Line recommends and is pleased to offer an extensive range Philmac pipe fittings to connect your water supply pipe and your submersible pump. Commonly submersible pumps are provide with a female pipe thread, making a connection with a Philmac male threaded pipe adapter simple and reliable. One excellent feature of Philmac compression style fittings is that they can easily be connected and disconnect, allowing simple servicing and or replacement of your submersible pump.  

 

Q – Should I remove the submersible pump stand in the winter months?

A – No. When installed correctly to compensate for lake and or river water level changes and depth of ice formation there is no need to remove the stand. Remember, Heat-Line specializes in advanced winter water system that operate year-round. Heat-Line’s goal is to have customers with 4 season water that requires little if no yearly maintenance.

 

Q – What do I need to install the submersible pump stand?

A – Beyond the submersible pump stand components provided by Heat-Line you will need additional materials which includes ABS pipe cement, pail or bucket, pre-mix concrete, rope and float (optional), and flexible conduit or “Big-O” pipe. (Refer to install guide) You will also require pump/ adjustable pliers to complete the connection of the submersible pump you your pipe fitting (Philmac Male Adapter) and a 1/2’’ wrench to complete the tightening of the anti-torque bolt.

 

Q – Where do I use the submersible pump stand product?

A – The submersible pump stand is designed to be used in lake, river, and or other water body applications where the installation of a submersible pump is required. Installing a submersible pump in this type of application requires a specialized stand to keep the submersible pump partially vertical (at least 45 degree), stabilized from motor torque, and above the water body bottom where sediment can be collected.  Most commonly the submersible pump which is located within the pump stand is connected to the water supply pipe using a Philmac Male Adapter and electrical spliced to Heat-Line’s Teck-90 submersible pump wire.

 

Q – What is the Heat-Line Foot Valve stand constructed of?

A – Heat-Line’s Foot Valve Stand wheel is constructed of standard polyethylene resins, vacuumed formed and milled to design specifications. 

 

Q – How do I connect and disconnect the Heat-Line Foot Valve stand from the foot valve and water supply pipe?

A – Heat-Line recommends and is pleased to offer an extensive range Philmac pipe fittings to connect your water supply pipe and your foot valve. Commonly foot valves, both metallic and non-metallic, are provide with a female pipe thread, making a connection with a Philmac male threaded pipe adapter simple and reliable. One excellent feature of Philmac compression style fittings is that they can easily be connected and disconnect, allowing simple servicing and or replacement of your foot valve. 

 

Q – Should I remove the Heat-Line Foot Valve stand in the winter months?

A – No. When installed correctly to compensate for lake and or river water level changes and depth of ice formation there is no need to remove the stand. Remember, Heat-Line specializes in advanced winter water system that operate year-round. Heat-Line’s goal is to have customers with 4 season water that requires little if no yearly maintenance.

 

Q – What do I need to install the Heat-Line Foot Vale stand?

A – Beyond the Foot Valve Stand wheel itself the required products to complete the install is limited to a foot valve with a female thread, male pipe adapter (Philmac adapter recommended), one of more bags of premixed concrete, and rope and float (optional). You will also require pump/ adjustable pliers to complete the connection of the female threaded foot valve to the male pipe adapter (Philmac adapter recommended).

 

Q – Where do I use the Heat-Line Foot Valve stand product?

A – The Heat-Line Foot Valve Stand wheel is designed to be used in lake, river, and or other water body applications where the installation of a foot valve is required. Installing a foot valve in this type of application requires a specialized stand to keep the foot valve stabilized from underwater turbulence, and located above the water body bottom where sediment can be collected.  When installed properly the unique design of the Heat-Line Foot Valve Stand wheel does not physically allow the stand to tip over, meaning no sediment is sucked into your water system. Most commonly the foot valve is connected to the water supply pipe using a Philmac Male Adapter.

 

Q – Why is the Heat-Line Foot Valve stand unique in comparison to other options available on the market?

A - Constructed of polyethylene with no moving parts, the foot valve stand rests on the lake bottom without the worry of rust, corrosion and or mechanical failure. Furthermore, due to its circular wheel construction, it can move on the lake bottom without tipping over like conventional foot valve stands.

 

Q- What other parts of my water system can Heat-Line provide?

A – Heat-Line is happy to provide the following products to help configure a complete year round water supply system:

  • Freeze protection system for the water supply line: Retro-Line or CARAPACE
  • Water pipe: 1" or 1 1/4"
  • Pipe Foam Insulation
  • Freeze Protection Thermostats and Controls
  • Submersible Pump, Kit and Stand
  • Teck-90 Armored cable for submersible pump, with quad break-out boot for underwater cables
  • MilliAmp 10mA GFCI certified wall mount safety protection for pump
  • Suction or Jet Pump and Kit
  • Pressure Tanks, both metallic and non-metallic
  • Tank T Kit including high quality Pressure Gauge and Pressure Switch

High quality Philmac O-ring Pipe Fittings and Accessories

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