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MAX-E-GLAS IITM and DURA-GLAS IITM

CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS

WITH INTEGRAL TRAP

O W N E R ’ S M A N U A L

INSTALLATION, OPERATION & PARTS

Series P4E, P4EA, P4R, and P4RA

See Page 2 for Model Numbers

This manual should be furnished to the end user of this pump; its use will reduce service calls and chance of injury and will lengthen pump life.

Sta-Rite Pool/Spa Group

293 Wright Street, Delavan, WI 53115

North America: 800-752-0183, FAX 800-582-2217

International: 262-728-5551, FAX: 262-728-4461, TELEX: ITT 4970245

www.sta-ritepool.com

Union City, TN • Delavan, WI • Mississauga, Ont. • Murrieta, CA

© 2002, Sta-Rite Industries, Inc.

Printed in U.S.A.

S454 (Rev. 12/5/02)

‘P4R’ and ‘P4E’ SERIES II PUMP

WITH TRAP

To avoid unneeded service calls, prevent possible injuries, and get the most out of your pump, READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY!

The Sta-Rite ‘P4R’ and ‘P4E’ Series II Self-priming Centrifugal pumps:

Are designed for use with swimming pools or as centrifugal pumps.

Are excellent performers; durable, reliable.

 

Table of Contents

Safety Instructions ........................................................................................

3

Installation.................................................................................................

4-6

Electrical....................................................................................................

6-8

Operation ................................................................................................

9-10

Storage/Winterizing ....................................................................................

10

Pump Service.........................................................................................

11-12

Troubleshooting Guide ...............................................................................

13

Repair Parts List .....................................................................................

14-18

Warranty.....................................................................................................

19

Max-E-Glas II™

HP

 

 

 

 

 

3/4

P4E6D-186L

 

P4E62D-186L

P4E6D-186LV

 

1

P4E6E-187L

P4EA6E-186L

P4E62E-187L

P4E6E-187LV

 

1-1/2

P4E6F-188L

P4EA6F-187L

P4E62F-188L

P4E6F-188LV

 

1-3/4

 

P4EAA6F-198L

 

 

 

2

P4E6G-189L

P4EA6G-188L

P4E62G-189L

P4E6G36-189

P4E6SSG36-189

2

 

 

 

P4E6G-189LV

P4EA6G-188LV

2-1/2

 

P4EAA6G-189L

 

 

3

 

 

 

P4E6H-190LV

 

3

P4E6H-190L

 

P4E62H-190L

P4E6H36-190

P4E6SSH36-190

 

 

 

Dura-Glas II™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HP

 

 

 

 

 

3/4

P4R62D3-186

 

 

 

P4R6D3-186

1

P4R62E3-187

P4R6E-187L

P4RA6E-186L

 

P4R6E3-187

1-1/2

P4R62F3-188

P4R6F-188L

P4RA6F-187L

P4RA6YF-187L

P4R6F3-188

1-3/4

 

 

P4RAA6F-198L

 

 

2

P4R62G3-189

P4R6G-189L

P4RA6G-188L

 

P4R6G3-189

2-1/2

 

 

P4RAA6G-189L

P4RA6YG-188L

 

3

 

 

 

 

P4R6H3-190

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Always follow basic safety precautions with this equipment, including the following.

To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product unless they are closely supervised at all times.

This pump is for use with permanently installed pools and may also be used with hot tubs and spas if so marked. Do not use with storable pools. A permanently installed pool is constructed in or on the ground or in a building such that it cannot be readily disassembled for storage. A storable pool is constructed so that it may be readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to its original integrity.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

READ AND FOLLOW SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS!

This is the safety alert symbol. When you see this symbol on your system or in this manual, look for one of the following signal words and be alert

to the potential for personal injury.

warns about hazards that will cause death, serious personal injury, or major property damage if ignored.

warns about hazards that can cause death, serious personal injury, or major property damage if ignored.

warns about hazards that will or can cause minor personal injury or property damage if ignored.

NOTICE indicates special instructions not related to hazards.

Carefully read and follow all safety instructions in this manual and on equipment. Keep safety labels in good condition; replace if missing or damaged.

Incorrectly installed or tested equipment may fail, causing

severe injury or property damage.

Read and follow instructions in owner's manual when installing and operating equipment. Have a trained pool professional per-

form all pressure tests.

1.Do not connect system to a high pressure or city water system.

2.Use equipment only in a pool or spa installation.

3.Install pump with at least 2 hydraulically balanced main drains equipped with correctly installed, screw-fastened, anti-entrapment certified covers. See Page 5.

4.Trapped air in system can cause explosion. BE SURE all air is out of system before operating or testing equipment.

Before pressure testing, make the following safety checks:

Check all clamps, bolts, lids, and system accessories before testing.

Release all air in system before testing.

Tighten Sta-Rite trap lids to 30 ft. lbs. (4.1 kg-m) torque for testing.

Water pressure for test must be less than 25 PSI (7.5 kg/cm2).

Water Temperature for test must be less than 100o F. (38o C).

Limit test to 24 hours. After test, visually check system to be sure it is ready for operation. Remove trap lid and retighten hand tight only.

NOTICE: These parameters apply to Sta-Rite equipment only. For non-Sta-Rite equipment, consult manufacturer.

INSTALLATION

Only qualified, licensed personnel should install pump and wiring.

Pump mount must:

Be located away from corrosive or flammable chemicals.

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Figure 1

Have enough ventilation to maintain air temperature at less than the maximum ambient temperature rating (Max. Amb.) listed on the motor model plate. If this pump is installed in an enclosure/pump house, the enclosure must have adequate ventilation and air circulation to keep the temperature in the enclosure at or below the motor’s rated ambient temperature whenever the pump is running. Be solid - Level - Rigid - Vibration free - Non-combustible. (To reduce vibration and pipe stress, bolt pump to mount.)

Allow pump suction inlet height to be as close to water level as possible. Allow use of short, direct suction pipe (To reduce friction losses).

Allow for gate valves in suction and discharge piping. Have adequate floor drainage to prevent flooding.

Be protected from excess moisture.

Allow adequate access for servicing pump and piping.

Fire and burn hazard. Modern motors run at high temperatures. To reduce the risk of fire, do not allow leaves, debris, or foreign matter to collect around the pump motor. To avoid burns when handling the motor, let it cool for 20 minutes before trying to work on it.

NOTICE: Use Teflon tape or Plasto-Joint Stik1 for making all threaded connections to the pump. Do not use pipe dope; pipe dope will cause stress cracking in the pump.

NOTICE: Pump suction and discharge connections have molded in thread stops. DO NOT try to screw pipe in beyond these stops.

Teflon Taping Instructions:

Use only new or clean PVC pipe fittings.

Wrap male pipe threads with one to two layers of Teflon tape. Cover entire threaded portion of pipe.

Do not overtighten or tighten past thread stop in pump port!

If leaks occur, remove pipe, clean off old tape, rewrap with one to two additional layers of tape and remake the connection.

NOTICE: Support all piping connected with pump!

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Piping:

Use at least 2" IPS PVC (51mm) pipe. Increase size if a long run is needed. To avoid strains on the pump, support both suction and discharge pipes independently. Place these supports near the pump.

To avoid a strain left by a gap at the last connection, start all piping at the pump and run pipe away from the pump.

Never use a suction pipe smaller than pump suction connection.

To avoid airlocking, slope suction pipe slightly upward toward the pump. NOTICE: To prevent flooding when removing pump for service, all flooded suction systems must have gate valves in suction and discharge pipes.

Fittings:

Fittings restrict flow; for best efficiency use fewest possible fittings.

Avoid fittings which could cause an air trap.

Pool fittings must conform to International Association of Plumbing and

Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) standards.

Use only non-entrapping suction fitting or double suction.

POOL PUMP SUCTION

REQUIREMENTS

Pump suction is hazardous and can trap and drown or disembowel bathers. Do not use or operate swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs if a suction outlet cover is missing, broken, or loose. Follow the guidelines below for a pump installation which minimizes risk to users of pools, spas, and hot tubs.

Entrapment Protection

The pump suction system must provide protection against the hazard of suction entrapment or hair entrapment/entanglement.

Suction Outlet Covers

All suction outlet covers must be maintained. They must be replaced if cracked, broken, or missing.

See below for outlet cover certification requirements.

All suction outlets must have correctly installed, screw-fastened covers in place.

At Least

3 Feet

 

IAPMO Certified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAPMO Certified

 

 

Anti-entrapment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-entrapment

 

 

Cover or Suction Fitting,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover or Suction Fitting,

 

 

screw-fastened to

No valves between

 

 

screw-fastened to

 

 

Main Drain Sump

Tee and Main Drains

 

 

 

Main Drain Sump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suction Outlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suction Outlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Main Drain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Main Drain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valves OK between

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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pump and Tee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 2 – Recommended pump suction layout.

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NOTICE: 3 phase models require magnetic motor starters and external overload protection.

If in doubt about the procedure, consult a licensed electrician.

Hazardous voltage.

Can shock, burn,

or cause death.

Ground pump before

connecting to

power supply.

Testing and Certification

Suction outlet covers must have been tested by a nationally recognized testing laboratory and found to comply with the latest ASME/ANSI Specification for

Suction Fittings For Use in Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpool Bathtub Applications.

Outlets Per Pump

Provide at least two hydraulically balanced main drains, with covers (see Page 5), for each swimming pool pump suction line. The centers of the main drains (suction fittings) must be at least three feet apart.

The system must be built so that it cannot operate with the pump drawing water from only one main drain (that is, there must be at least two main drains connected to the pump whenever it is running). (See Figure 2). However, if two main drains run into a single suction line, the single suction line may be equipped with a valve which will shutoff both main drains from the pump (see Figure 2).

More than one pump can be connected to a single suction line as long as the requirements above are met.

Water Velocity

The maximum water velocity through any suction outlet must be 1.5 feet per second unless the outlet complies with the latest ASME/SNSI Specification for

Suction Fittings For Use in Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpool Bathtub Applications. In any case, do not exceed the suction fittings maximum designed flow rate.

If 100% of the pump’s flow comes from the main drain system, the maximum water velocity in the pump suction hydraulic system must be six feet per second or less even if one main drain (suction fitting) is completely blocked. The flow through the remaining main drain(s) must comply with the latest ASME/ANSI Specification for Suction Fittings For Use in Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Whirlpool Bathtub Applications.

ELECTRICAL

Ground motor before connecting to electrical power supply. Failure to

ground motor can cause severe or fatal electrical shock hazard.

Do not ground to a gas supply line.

To avoid dangerous or fatal electrical shock, turn OFF power to motor before working on electrical connections.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) tripping indicates an electrical problem. If GFCI trips and will not reset, have a qualified electrician inspect and repair electrical system.

Exactly match supply voltage to nameplate voltage. Incorrect voltage can cause fire or seriously damage motor and voids warranty.

If in doubt consult a licensed electrician.

Voltage

Voltage at motor must be not more than 10% above or below motor nameplate rated voltage or motor may overheat, causing overload tripping and reduced component life. If voltage is less than 90% or more than 110% of rated voltage when motor is running at full load, consult power company.

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