Adjusting the Metabo pump station pressure switch
Metabo HWW 3300/25 G pumping station connection experience and use review
Example of connection and use of a Metabo HWW 3300/25 G pump unit
This article is solely for informational purposes for those who wish or are going to buy and connect the pumping station on your garden plot. This material is not advertising, and describes the private experience of shopping and connection, as the author does not guarantee that everything was done correctly. The fact remains that the station is connected and functions normally.
From the author: For the convenience of water use in the suburban area it was decided to buy and install a pumping station. After several days spent at the monitor in order to find the best station in the price range of 7500 to 9000, I chose the station: Metabo HWW 3300/25 G. The task of choosing a station is not an easy one, there is a huge range of pumps from different manufacturers, tons of information. Why Metabo? 1 even outwardly very neat design and layout of the elements. 2 All the same, although the station is made in China, but the quality control of Metabo
the pump is quiet (not noisy) pump operates with the characteristic sound of a neatly assembled device, no grinding clangs, etc. in my opinion the sound is nice the presence of filling cork on top of the start the presence of drain cork bottom quality power cord with a plug all very neatly done nothing is chattering handle to transfer, a huge plus for someone who removes the station for the winter. the presence of a button with an indicator on the pump the presence of the check valve included. nice detail.
not found yet, or rather was one minus if I may say so, but it will be described below.
And so in order: Put the station in a country house is not possible (not enough space), plus the house is not a winter house anyway the station will have to remove and drain. The well is 5 meters deep, 7 meters from the house, the standard hose for the intake of water length of 8 meters, so that when placed directly at the well length of the hose enough to spare. For what was bought a hose for 1100 containing on one end of the flange at 32 and on the other a check valve and a plastic strainer.
Т.к. All connections, valves, filters and the station itself needed to be protected from rain, dust and dirt, it was decided to assemble a box like this. When making the box took into account the need to place a socket inside for connection. the ability to easily dismantle the pump, (in the picture all plastic pipes soldered to the left of the pump with the purpose after unscrewing Americanok inlet and outlet take the pump aside and with a handy handle to pull up) Just top lid of the box covered with galvanized steel to protect against rain. Very convenient to use a wooden box to mount soldered pipes, filter.
Why the pipes, but just have no experience in such cases and had to learn to solder pipes immediately, and anyway would have to conduct the pipe at home and there without the soldering can not do. For soldering a soldering iron was bought for 2300 r. Russian in a case with scissors (scissors not very, although the work cope with it) nozzles Teflon, so nothing stuck, soldered all easily.
Diameter used pipes 20, although now at the connections inside the structure and up to the house I would use 32 I think it would be correct. In this particular case, from the pump to the kitchen sink in the kitchen of the cottage house a total of about 20 meters and the pressure produced by the pump enough, the water pressure is stronger than in a city apartment. In the future will be a boiler for the shower, let’s see how it will be further. One very big advantage of using soldered joints is the low price of all consumables, so minor modifications can be made at any time.
Now about the circuit itself, it is simple and unpretentious, and most importantly everything works. And so: the water comes through a hose 8 meters long lowered into the well at ground level, then after the hose is an additional check valve (brass), then the tap, then a coarse filter is replaceable and through an American pipe is connected to the pump inlet. After the pump output through the American, then oblique filter (as if the mud from the pump did not spoil the faucets) is divided into three directions: one toward the house one toward the bath and the output directly to the pump to connect a hose or if necessary directly to the pump to fill water. That’s it.
Now the minus, which was mentioned in the beginning. When all was soldered and connected through the fill hole was filled with water, start and everything immediately worked. But t.к. All work took all Sunday pump in automatic mode started about 5 times. Next week of downtime and when we next weekend after turning on the power pump has not started (buzzing, but not rotating). At first there was a moment of mild bewilderment. But my gut told me. that the motor rotor does not rotate (incidentally, this pump is equipped with overheat protection). It was decided to remove the protective casing of the impeller (shown with arrows in the picture), the casing is removed very easily two screws and access to the impeller, light hand movement to twist the impeller (with the pump off) and after turning on the pump immediately purred. At the time of this writing, the pump has worked for 2 weeks and there have been no further problems. I assume that the problem of sourness arose because the pump was not given to work in, and since the pump is designed by Germans, they are all in titel to titel. And no worries in particular Metabo has an extended warranty of 3 years. This in itself already speaks for itself.
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Parts for Metabo Hww 3300/25 g power unit pump station (6.00968.00) (type 00968000)
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The principle of the device
The most common mechanical pump station pressure switch is a metal plate, on top of which there is a contact group, two spring-loaded regulators and connection terminals. On the bottom of the metal plate there is a membrane cover. It directly covers the diaphragm and the piston attached to it. And also on the cover is a threaded connection for installation on the adapter, which is located on the pumping equipment. All of the above design details are covered by a plastic cover.
The cover is bolted to the working part of the regulator.
It can be removed if necessary, using a wrench or screwdriver.
Relays can have different configurations, shapes, and even a variety of arrangements of certain elements or connection diagrams. There are relays with additional protective elements, which save the device when working “dry” and allow to protect the motor from overheating.
For water supply of a private house, station designs are used, in which the pressure regulator is PM-5 or its foreign analogues. This model pressure switch has a sliding plate and two springs on opposite sides inside. The plate moves the water pressure in the system using a diaphragm. Turning of clamping nut of a spring assembly can change up or down limits, at which the relay actuates. The springs make it easier for the water pressure to move the plate.
The mechanism is made so that when the plate shifts, several groups of contacts open or close. If we consider the scheme of operation, it is as follows. When the pump is turned on, it feeds water into the accumulator. The motor is energized via the closed contacts of the relay. This causes the water pressure in the tank to rise.
When the pressure reaches the value set by the upper limit springs, the mechanism responds, the contact opens and the pump is switched off. The liquid in the pipeline does not drain back into the well due to the check valve. As the water is used, the well becomes empty, the pressure decreases and then the bottom parameter spring is actuated which closes the contacts, switching on the pump. The cycle repeats.
During the operation of the entire pumping station, the operation of the pressure switch is as follows:
- the water tap is opened, and the water comes from the filled hydraulic tank;
- pressure starts to drop in the system and the diaphragm presses against the piston;
- the contacts close and the pump switches on;
- water flows to the consumer and when the tap is closed it fills the hydrographic tank;
- On pumping water into the hydraulic tank the pressure rises, it acts on the diaphragm and the latter acts on the piston and contacts open,
- the pump stops working.
The relay settings determine how often the pump will start, the water pressure and the service life of the entire system as a whole. If the parameters are not set correctly, the pump will not work properly.
Metabo pumping unit HWW 3300/25 G (600968000)
The pump station is created by the world known brand for water supply of a country cottage or country house with adjacent land. the Metabo HWW 3300/25 G works by taking water from any source, such as a well or a borehole, and pumping it into an accumulator, and then feeding it into the water pipes at home or using the water for irrigation. The depth of the well must not exceed 8m.
The German manufacturer Metabo is a leader in pumping equipment, which is undoubtedly confirmed by the high quality of the products and their durability. Proof is the extended warranty from the manufacturer for 3 years. Water station will help to establish a life in a country house, provide water to all water supply systems. It can be used for city watering, lawn and garden irrigation. The uniqueness of the equipment lies in the fact that it can be used for wells with any holes, even narrow ones.
Pump Pressure Switch Adjustment
Among the undoubtedly important features of the station should be noted:
automatic water supply, distribution through pipes in the house, the pump can serve as an excellent tool for pumping groundwater;
asynchronous brushless motor does not need any maintenance, because the brushes can not be replaced. It is reliably protected against overloading, which, in turn, prevents the motor from overheating;
The cast iron pump housing is capable of withstanding severe physical stress;
the pump casing cover is made of gray cast iron, which is characterized, besides its strength, by quick absorption of vibrations and prevention of their spreading to the working area;
Impeller made of polyphenylene oxide. Noryl, another name for a modern material, has high resistance to chemically active substances, including alkalis and acids, it is insoluble in water, lightweight, able to withstand high temperatures;
the motor shaft made of stainless alloy does not corrode, is resistant to sharp temperature fluctuations, considering the reliable material, can be in any environment, even aggressive;
Ceramic and graphite mechanical seal eliminates the possibility of water seepage. The gaskets reduce the friction force, as a result the wear and tear of the equipment comes much later, which is reflected in the maintenance costs for the unit;
Manometer installed on the top of the body is needed to constantly monitor the current pressure in the system;
Mechanical adjustment of pressure switch will help the operator to set the required values of maximum and minimum pressure, based on the needs of the water supply at home;
Degree of protection IPx4 means safety against water spray in all directions;
The Metabo HWW 3300/25 G single-phase pump unit has a separate water inlet for the initial start-up of the unit;
The water drain plug can be easily unscrewed without any tools. It has a reliable protection against freezing.
The pumping station: arrange the space for the placement of equipment
Take the opportunity to buy a pumping station in Ukraine, look through the range of online store “Metabo-Center Chernigov”. But determine in advance where to place the equipment. If the house has a basement, in most cases the unit is installed there. But the room must meet the following conditions:
- Good noise insulation.
- Temperature range from 5оС to 25оС.
- Surface area not less than 5 m2, wall height at least 2.2m.
- Availability of ventilation, proper slope of the floor.
If the groundwater is sufficiently low, it is possible to install a water pump directly in the well or other source that you use.
As for the need to equip the room. in non-compliance with the stated conditions, there is a chance of rapid withdrawal of the unit from failure, frost overfreezing of nodes when the water supply system works. If the basement, cellar and other facilities do not meet the temperature standards, they can be “adjusted” to the necessary parameters. For example, organize heating inside or lay a layer of thermal insulating material outside.
Diagnose relay problems
The process of station automation is due to the operation of the pressure switch. It is this element that controls the mode of switching on and off the electric pump. With its help, a stable level of head in the water ways. At the initial stage, it is recommended to check the indicators of the pressure level at which the operation of the station modes takes place. All manufacturers of pumping stations adhere to the same standard settings:
A common misconception is to try to regulate all pressure settings at once. Specialists strongly recommend checking the indicators of the impact of compressed air masses in the tank of hydraulic accumulator.
Before starting work it is necessary to de-energize the pumping station, open the plastic cover located on the end side of the tank. It is recommended to measure the pressure with a pressure gauge on the car pump. If the obtained values are less than one and a half atmospheres, it is necessary to further increase the pressure mode with a car pump. Further checks are recommended at regular intervals.
For the accumulator membrane to function properly and for a long period of time, it is necessary to maintain a constant and uniform pressure of the air masses in the tank.
After successfully raising the pressure setting, the unit will begin to operate normally. If this does not happen, it is recommended to start a detailed regulation of the relay’s settings and modes.
The threshold for turning off the pump unit should not exceed the pressure level of the set parameters. Otherwise it will ensure continuous operation of the electric pump and the inability to create the desired pressure.
Review: Metabo HWW 4000/25 G pumping station. The heart of my plumbing
To all users of otzovik hello!Since you found this overview. So you are also interested in how to implement the water supply in your country house.Here I am, too, wondering about transporting water from the well to the house and garden. Proven version of the transfer of liquid with a bucket. Certainly good, and probably the most reliable. However, this method was acceptable for the 18th century.
Moving to the village we were not ready to give up such benefits of civilization as a hot shower, washing machine and dishwasher, and this entailed the need for knowledge in this area. Well, as one of my acquaintances used to say. figured out the C. You can deal with anything.
The heart of the entire water supply system is the pump and its quality affects the reliability and stability.To select a pressure pump began beforehand, so that then the problem did not fall like a snowball on his head.
What to choose?The submersible version of the pump was not considered for a long time. In practice, such pumps are very often sucked into the sludge and then get them out is quite problematic. Another difficulty I think the maintenance of such a solution, from the assembly of the system to the technical seasonal cleaning. Perhaps for the warmer seasons such a solution is suitable, but it is not our option.
The power unit is delivered fully assembled and ready to use immediately. No special knowledge is required and the purchase of additional equipment is not obligatory and is only a recommendation.
My positive experiences with Metabo tools (I use an angle grinder and mitre cutter) influenced my further choice. The company produces professional solutions and has established itself in the market as a good top that you can expect stability not only in operation but also in service.I bought the station from an official representative of the company in order to avoid troubles with counterfeit products and refusal of service in the future.
The equipment is delivered in a tight box with all main characteristics.
Everything is packed inside according to the best traditions of German pedantry. All components are in their places, and the free space is padded with large pads of polyethylene. The pumping station is fixed between two sections of foam plastic. This version protects the unit very well from the incompetence of shipping companies.
It comes with instructions, check valve, packing tape, pump, and warranty card.The official warranty card Metabo looks only like this (at least in Ukraine):
The pumping station is made of plastic and metal. The device is well assembled and has no faults. It is obvious that the engineers at the company and the loaf eat for a reason. It was also confirmed after a year when I did the maintenance. All connections are tightened, nothing rattles and all holes are covered with plastic plugs.
The device itself is quite heavy 17.2 kg, for carrying there is a handle. It came in very handy during the installation of the station in the pit and dismantling for cleaning. The plastic is thick and is part of the motor housing, so you can carry it without fear.
Asynchronous capacitor motor. Considering that there are no elements such as brushes. This motor is maintenance free. The housing is made of steel and cast iron with plastic elements. With additional fins for heat dissipation and well-conceived cooling system.
Button for turning it on is on the side and has an operating indicator.Water inlet and outlet is standard one inch. I connected it with the “americanes” to simplify further maintenance. For the first start, there is an inlet, and in the case of conservation for the winter there is a drain.
The first power-up is elementary: unscrew the plug of the fill hole, pour the water out to the brim. about 1.5 liters, close the hole with the plug, turn on the machine.
Pressure switch is hidden under the accumulator cover. Conventional mechanical version. Is not fastidious in operation, from the factory tuned (1.4-3.2), but it is possible to adjust the turn-on threshold for their purposes.
The motor is attached to the accumulator with a plastic bracket. The tank capacity is 24 liters, the usable water capacity is approx. 17 liters. There is a standard car nipple for pumping air, which is covered with a plastic cap. For tanks up to 100 liters. 1.5 atmospheres is the norm, as the information label indicates.
The engine is connected by means of a 12-inch hose, all thoughtful and without unnecessary loops. This question remained unclear to me, because I thought that before the accumulator, the truncation of the pipe diameter entails an additional load on the motor, but the manufacturer gives three years warranty, and therefore all responsibility for the operation of the device lies on him.
The connection cable is very flexible with a length of 2 meters and a wire cross section of 1 mm, the plug is standard with grounding.
I have the pumping station installed in a concrete ring pit at a depth of about 1.5 meters away from the well. A filter for coarse filtering and non-return valve is installed in front of the station. Filter installed for reinsurance, and what if the sand and other debris.
How did it behave in operation?? And it was just the best way.The depth of the well 7.5 meters, the distance of the pump from the house horizontally 36.5 meters and vertically 3 meters. Keeps a stable pressure. Powerful enough for irrigation and domestic use. Serves: shower, washing machine, dishwasher, toilet, hand basin and kitchen sink plus the garden has an outlet for watering. The device has overheat protection, but it has never worked.
How loud does it make?? If you stand near the manhole, the noise is present, but it is necessary to move one meter away. the other it stops. During operation, vibration is minimal.
Now about the maintenance. Once a year the tank should be opened and the rubber bulb should be cleaned. Water from the well you can say live and over time on the surface of the contact can form a scum, which eventually turns into a crust. It is also necessary to check the air pressure in the tank once every six months, if lower than 1.5 atmospheres pump up.
It does not take long to open the battery: remove the protective cover, unscrew the connecting hose, unscrew the bolts that connect the cover and the flange. Almost everything is ready, the only thing left is to unscrew the nipple as it is used to fix the blower.The pressure switch as well as the flange is fastened with hex bolts and clamped with nuts on the other side.
Very much do not like the presence of corrosion on the flats.
The back side, which is directly in contact with water.
The diaphragm is made of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene rubber) in black. The outside is coated with talcum powder so as not to stick.
The membrane has developed a sticky layer over a year, which washes off well with an ordinary kitchen sponge and diluted whitewash.Before installing the diaphragm, everything is tapped and the powder is renewed.
Leafhack: instead of powder I used dry shampoo for animals, has a dusty fraction.
However, I did not stop there and decided to go even deeper. After removing the cast iron cover I found a yellowish buildup on parts. I’m sorry, but I don’t know enough to describe the insides.
These parts are made of ceramic or some very similar composite. Stainless steel shaft.Again the quality of the gaskets was astounding. even in time they are elastic and are good for at least one more cycle.
Amid the positive experience is a negative, in the form of rusty water stains on the tank at the welding.
Rust showing on cast iron shroud and bolts.
This is essentially why I did the maintenance, to see the weaknesses of the unit and promptly neutralize them. All rusty parts were treated with a rust converter and screwed back on the graphite grease.
This is what the station looks like in the pit in the system. It’s a bit cramped, but everything except the coarse filter fit in the frame.
At the end of the period the unit was replaced with a Leo 3.0 because of the unstable operation of the device.
And as it turned out, Metabo’s lauded warranty. It’s a marketing splash.In fact it only covers the motor. But since it uses a brushless motor, its life is already long enough and does not need a special warranty.
The problem with which I went to service:1. The tank does not hold pressure even after replacing the bulb.2. Leaking from under the hubcap. The construction of the device seems to be made of metal. However, the cast iron cap is screwed on a plastic base, which has warped over time.
The service was not able to help me, citing the fact that the conditions of use were violated. But apparently the task of the pumping station is not to lift water from the well, and stand somewhere on a shelf in the garage. then it’ll be fine.
In general, the pump motor is simply unkillable. Works hard to this day, sometimes for 10-12 hours. All the rest of the equipment. Chipmaking.By replacing the tank, the pressure switch and gluing the joint between the cast iron cover and the plastic casing. I have prolonged the life of the device. But agree for the price it cost. It is unacceptable.
Causes of equipment malfunction
Statistics of malfunctions in the domestic pumping stations says that the most frequent problems arise from the integrity of the hydraulic accumulator membrane, piping, water or air leaks, as well as from various contaminants in the system.
The need to intervene in its operation can be due to many reasons:
- Sand and various substances dissolved in water can cause corrosion, lead to malfunctions and reduce equipment performance. To prevent the clogging of the device it is necessary to use the filters that purify water.
- Decreased air pressure in the station causes the pump to frequently trip and wear out prematurely. It is recommended that the air pressure be measured from time to time and adjusted if necessary.
- Lack of tightness of the suction pipe joints is the reason why the motor runs without shutting down, but cannot pump liquid.
- Improper adjustment of the power unit’s head may also cause inconvenience and even damage to the system.
To extend the life of the unit, periodic check-ups are recommended. Any adjustment work must begin with disconnecting the power supply and draining the water.