When To Replace Pumping Parts

Knowing when to change your pump parts can be tricky. Guidelines are a helpful tool to follow but ultimately you’ll need to pay attention for red flags.⠀⠀
And 🚨 I’m about to go rogue by suggesting something that goes against the grain! In my opinion this recommendation makes the most sense and is something I practice. ⠀

🗣 replace duckbills/valve&membranes AND backflow protector diaphragms together! ⠀
These parts work together; pump applies suction to BFP, BFP applies suction to DB/V&M. These parts work as a team and wear at a similar rate. ⠀

💡When replaced together, keeping track of each parts lifespan becomes easier!⠀
Replacement indicators:⠀⠀⠀
1️⃣if you start experiencing changes in the fit of your flanges or flanges are showing any signs of damage⠀⠀⠀
2️⃣continuous decrease in your output, while all other factors remain the same⠀

The above pictured parts are all considered consumables, meaning they will wear (and tear) with redundant use and need replacement.⠀⠀⠀
Trust your gut, if you think it’s time to replace your parts then do it! If you’re unsure, your supply hasn’t changed and everything is working as they should, no need to replace your parts just yet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s not a bad idea to have an extra unused set as back up!


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