Among the components to take a close look at and repair or replace are the leathers and the ball valves. "The single biggest killer of leather seals is flushing sealer and sand out with water. The sealer leaves and the sand stays," [Eric Humphries] says. "The next time you start the pump you have raw sand scratching the inside of the pump and premature wear on the leathers. You should not wash the pump and plumbing out until you introduce raw sealer through the pump first to remove the sand."
Equipment Maintenance By Allan Heydorn Winter downtime is the right time to take care of sealer applicato
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