Dirty Secrets in The Double Disc Pump Business

Compare Sludge Pro and Penn VAlley Double Disc Pumps

Compare Sludge Pro and Penn Valley Double Disc Pumps

Things are heating up in the marketplace for double disc pumps and competition has a great way of exposing the true colors of competitors.  Hearing what one double disc pump competitor says about another reinforces the  need to do your homework so you are getting an accurate picture of the benefits and drawbacks of each make. Continue reading

Grout Pumps for Commercial and Residential Applications

Commercial Grout Pump

Grout Pump

As the weather improves for commercial grouting jobs it gives us an opportunity to address contractor concerns. One of the comments we heard from contractors who work with grouting jobs before the Sludge Sucker grout pump was made available, is that there was a lack of dependable, compact grout pumps that could easily be moved to job sites with tight spaces. Wastecorp went to work and designed/engineered the Sludge Sucker Professional Grout Pump. Now, this has not been featured on Shark Tank (yet) but we have been thinking about it due to its positive response from construction professionals.  Since then, the Sludge Sucker has become a staple for commercial contractors and public works crews to grout door frames, pilings, slab jacking, void filling, mud jacking and many other commercial grouting applications. Continue reading

Primary Sludge Pumps | What you Should Know

Primary Sludge Pumps

Primary Sludge Pumps

With tough sludge pumping applications like those found at municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities, (WWTP’s) having the right primary sludge pumps can help reduce hassles and your spare parts budget down the road. This was just the case for the City of Meridian’s recent wastewater treatment facility upgrade and expansion in Meridian, Idaho.

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How to Pump Cooking Oil from Restaurants

Pumps for cooking oil and waste trap grease

Pumps for cooking oil and waste trap grease

In this post we provide answers to the question of how to pump out used cooking oil from restaurant waste collection bins especially in colder weather? Used cooking oil transforms into a gel when the surrounding temperature dips below 40°F (4°C). This makes the fluid very difficult to pump. Roger F., from Charlotte, NC conveys the difficulty in pumping cooking oil:

“We are trying to find optimum pumping solution for pumping used cooking oil (uco) from 100- 300 gallon grease bins at restaurant accounts. We’ve recently opened a plant in the Charlotte area and have been pumping with a trash pump. It may have started off great but the trash pump failed after about six months as colder weather gelled the oil. We want a solution to Continue reading

Car Wash Waste Pit Pumps

car wash pumps

Car wash waste pit pump. This pump can be used at commercial car washes, car dealership wash bays, bus maintenance terminals and more

Car wash waste pit pumps are an important waste management tool for the thousands of car wash locations in the United States, Canada and the world. Customers who are constructing new collection pits or retrofitting existing pits typically seek pump engineering support for the right equipment to do the job economically.

Planning Your Car Wash Pump Out System

The following question is one we hear often:
What kind of pump do you recommend for pumping out primary and secondary car wash traps with dual 500 gallon traps? How long does it take to pump out a 500 gallon pit?”
One of the most popular pumps for waste pit pumping is the Mud Sucker 2FA-M Series. With a 20 GPM transfer capability this pump is great for car wash waste. The waste pit generally becomes full with grit, silt, oil residue from cars and other oils. The pump must have the capability to transfer this variety of liquids. We also suggest placing the pump from 10-15 ft. from the pit with hosing to get the job done. Within 10 minutes for most applications the pit is empty.

Car Dealership Sump pit pump

Mud Sucker 2B Series pump in a BMW dealership sump pit car wash bays

If you can’t discharge into the municipal sewer system, we suggest a 500 gallon or above honey wagon. This can collect the car wash waste and then you can discharge at an approved dump station If you need a higher capacity pump we suggest going with the Mud Sucker 3FA Series with an 80 GPM capacity.

What Do Car Washes Typically Use To Pump Out Grit?

Wastecorp has worked with Ford dealerships, BMW dealerships and GM dealerships to standardize how their wash bay grit is pump out. It is typically a variation between a Mud Sucker 2B-M (shown in the photo above) and a Mud Sucker 3FA Series. All have worked well especially in the colder climate States and Provinces when you see lots of road grit in the winter washing down in the sump pits. Over 200 car dealerships, aircraft wash bays and maintenance terminals use Mud Sucker pumps in their sump pits to pump out grit. These pumps have worked well for airlines when cleaning and deicing aircraft and when transportation authorities clean off subway and bus grit. wi