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 

Double Disc Pump Comparison: The State of the Double Disc Pump Business

Compare Penn Valley and Sludge Pro Double Disc Pumps

Double Disc Pump

Wastecorp was recently at WEFTEC exhibiting our newest double disc pumps for the municipal wastewater treatment market and industrial fluid handling space. Wastecorp’s Sludge Pro double disc pump marketing program continues to focus on building awareness with WWTP operators and consulting engineers that competition exists in the double disc pump space and the market offers a more robust alternative than traditionally known.

We have noticed that when a double disc pump for a WWTP upgrade or expansion goes to the planning stage and/or bid stage, we get calls from consulting engineers saying that the competition or their pump distributor make misleading or incomplete statements about double disc pump competition. What it boils down to is trying to eliminate competition. In America, we call this an attempt to create a monopoly. History has shown that monopolies are seldom good for competition in the pump business or any other business for that matter. History has also shown that monopolies in the United States aren’t looked at favorably by either regulators or the public. Continue reading

Trash Pumps: Selecting The Right Pump

Trash Pump: Engine Driven

Trash Pump: Engine Driven

When looking for a trash pump for your rental, municipal, industrial or mining pump application, you will likely encounter dozens of manufacturers out there. The pump industry is certainly not short on selection. But here’s what you should know: sizing the right pump for your application can not only help you get the right pump, but may also prevent premature pump wear and maintenance down the road.
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Pump Stations for Expanding WWTP’s

Trash Pump

Trash Pump

Trash pump stations for expanding wastewater treatment plants are an effective way to transfer secondary sludge and raw effluent. Wastecorp recently designed and manufactured a four pump solution for an expanding community near Canada’s capital (see the video below). These trash pumps feature a 3” connection and each pump is capable of transferring 740 GPM.

These pumps feature several add on options for ease of maintenance and pump protection in the event of a closed valve or blockage in the line. First, the Trash Flow pumps were outfitted with spring loaded check valves and drain kit assemblies to reduce pump downtime during maintenance. The engineering specification called for Ashcroft pressure gauges and tungsten carbide mechanical seals  for improved life cycles. Read more about this installation in our recently published trash pump case study


 

Grout Pump Options

Grout Pump In Use

Grout Pump In Use

Grout pumps are one of those tools that are always in need on residential and commercial construction sites but are not readily available at equipment rental shops or Home Depot or Lowes (Not the the professional grade grout pumps anyway). You should be aware that a lot has changed in the world of grout pumps and the availability of them for contractors, do it yourselfers and construction professionals.

First, the grout pumps we are talking about are manual grout pumps or grout pumps operated by hand and air operated grout pumps, grout pumps operated by compressors with air hose lines. Second, we are talking about non-epoxy type generally grout used in the construction industry and grout that flows. Continue reading