Why You Need a High Temperature Pump

Pumping cold water is normally straightforward, only requiring standard seals and lower-pressure components. However,use of a standard pump in a high temp application may lead to leaking seals, stalled drives, or even cause premature motor failure.

While all pumps can handle a certain degree of high temperature, some pumps are specifically designed to withstand the extra high temperature found in some fluid solutions in applications, such as furnace condensate, waste from boiler blow-down, plant washdown and industrial cleaning sump pits, and transformer vaults.

Among our pump selection, a popular choice is the Little Giant Model PLG-HT10ENCIM-A, Automatic submersible effluent pump that can handle liquids up to 200 degrees with a maximum capacity of 75 GPM, maximum head of 25 feet, and 1.5 discharge NPT. Reliable and robust, it’s equipped with a continuous duty rated, energy-efficient permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor with thermal overload protection. PSC motors provide lower current draw increasing energy efficiency, improved performance, and a cooler running motor.

The motor housing and volute are epoxy-coated cast iron, and the mechanical shaft seal is fluorelastomer (FKM) with carbon and Ni-resist faces to assure maximum protection against pump failure. Other features include a non-clog impeller, stainless steel fasteners to prevent corrosion, and solid handling up to ¾-inch diameter.

Whatever your high-temp pumping needs, our team can walk you through the proper pump selection, considering the liquid being pumped, flow and pressure required, liquid viscosity, and the range of temperatures. Contact us at 262-253-1353 or

Do You Need a Utility Pump?

Utility pumps, also known as water transfer pumps, are available in a variety of sizes, but the function of these pumps built to withstand difficult applications is the same – to move water from one location to another.

Some pumps can discharge the water whether the pump is sitting up or lying on its side, while others are designed to handle liquids up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. A fair amount of utility pumps can also run dry for an extended period without damage.

Utility pumps should not be used for pumping gasoline and fuel oil mixtures, detergents, acids, chemicals, beverages, pesticides, fertilizers, or any other flammable liquid or corrosive. If the water contains hard or soft solids, such as mud, leaves, small twigs, sand, and sludge, a trash pump is required.

When choosing a utility pump, consider:

  • Discharge capacity: Gallons per minute or the rate of speed that the water flows from the water source to the discharge point.
  • Horsepower: The higher the horsepower, the greater the gpm or the amount of pressure provided.
  • Maximum head lift: The amount of pressure required to push the liquid to the point of discharge. Note that as the distance from the water level to the point of discharge increases, pump output decreases.
  • Vertical suction lift: The vertical distance that a pump may be placed above the water level and be able to draw water.

Utility pumps can be powered in several ways. Depending on the application, you can find utility pumps that operate on DC power (for example pumping water out of a boat); AC power; fossil fuel; and hydraulics. JMI also has gas engine and diesel driven water transfer pumps available for quotes.

It is best to base your selection on how you need to use the pump. If you are transferring water from locations that are (for the most part) dry, then a non-submersible model will do. But if you need to pump water out of a pond, hot tub, or pool, select a submersible model whose motor is enclosed with watertight housing.

JMI offers utility/transfer pumps for commercial and residential applications. For more information, contact us at 262-253-1353 or

JMI Offers High Performance with Barnes Chopper Pumps

Chopper pumps are very powerful sewage processing pumps designed to reduce the size of solids in a wastewater stream. As the solids pass through, they are sliced into pieces and the deep vane impeller passes them along.

Sometimes there is confusion on the difference between chopper pumps and grinder pumps. They are both macerating pumps, but choppers can pass solids up to three inches or more. Grinder pumps can only pass fine slurry. Plus, choppers can pump larger ranges of flow than grinders. Even fibrous and stringy materials can be handled by a chopper, macerated to the point they are pumpable.

The premium chopper pump offered by JMI Pump Systems is the Sithe from Barnes. The Sithe can chop solids including mop heads, pantyhose, wood, plastic bottles, metal cans, wipes, Swiffers, and other materials bigger than three inches. It provides reliable operation in applications like hospitals, correctional facilities, retirement communities, RV parks, truck stops, daycare facilities, and the like.

The Sithe chopper features an open center cutter design. Its slicing mechanism reduces solids to prevent downstream clogging and blockages in piping, valves, and head works.

Built for durability with a cast iron volute, cast iron motor house, and cast-iron seal plate, the impeller is made of ductile iron and the field replaceable slicing blade is heat-treated 440C SS. Robust heavy-duty bearing are cooled in an oil bath. The Sithe also features a plug and play “quick connect” cord that simplifies maintenance and an envie3 high-efficiency air-filled motor.

The Barnes envie3 motor platform's ability to continuously run-in air means that its minimum required submergence is significantly lower than the competitions. This allows customers to set floats lower, resulting in more regular turnover of the lift station, less FOG buildup, and less chance for the station going septic.

Envie3 high efficiency air-filled motors come without application limitations. Its patent pending, closed loop glycol cooling system keeps motors stress-free, even in the most demanding applications — suitable for shallow wells, high water tables, and rocky terrain and available in both vertical and horizonal configurations.

Plus, it’s premium efficient IE3 motor delivers significant energy savings versus traditional motor offerings. Designed to run both submerged and dry run, these motors are available with Barnes and Deming chopper and non-clog pumps.

Sithe chopper pumps are available in standard and explosion proof models in 3-, 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-inch discharge sizes ranging from 3 to 150 hp with flows up to 5,000 gpm.

No matter your pumping applications or needs, you can depend on JMI’s expert staff to help choose the right solution for you. For more information, contact us at 262-253-1353 or

Liquid Level Alarms for Peace of Mind

Even with the most diligent maintenance, a pump can fail. The most common occurrence that prevents a pump from running is a power outage (hello battery backup for sump applications!). However, pumps can fail for other reasons too, including overworked, clog in the pump, pit, or discharge pipe, and even possibly a defective product. The result is flooding that can mount up to tens of thousands of dollars.

According to Chubb’s* Fifth Annual Homeowner’s Risk Report from November/December 2021, 44% of U.S. homeowners experienced water damage in their home in the past two years, compared to only 27% in 2020. Non-weather-related water losses continue to be the number one source of property damage as 48% of all interior property damage is caused by water, according to Chubb's internal claims data.

While we always recommend a battery back-up, it makes sense to have some type of warning method. One such option is liquid level alarms. These detection systems can be sophisticated with sensors and Wi-Fi capabilities. They can sound an audible alarm, light a visual indicator, and send a text message and email.

Some water alarms are equipped with multiple sensors, so not only is the sump pump monitored, but utility room, laundry room, water heater, or any place there is a potential for a leak.

A basic audio/visual alarm will have a float located at a chosen high level in the sump pump basin. When water reaches that level, the float will tip up, sending a signal to the alarm control box, which will activate the light switch and sound the alarm.

The audio/visual alarm is the most basic type of alarm system. We are finding that homeowners and building managers who are looking into an alarm system, prefer one that can monitor multiple locations as well as text, email, or directly dial (auto dial) responsible party or parties.

Besides indoor monitoring of water, there are also alarms that function both indoor and outdoor that provide notification of high/low levels in lift pump chambers, sump pump basins, holding tanks, sewage, agricultural, and other non-potable water applications. There is even an alarm control that can turn off city water or a well if there is a leak or a broken pipe.

Whatever the applications, let the experts at JMI guide you to the one that best suits your needs. We offer systems from SJE Rhombus, Alderon, PHCC Pro Series, Little Giant, and Alpha.

For more information and assistance, contact “Your Partners in Pumping” at 800-234-5490 or

*Chubb is a property and casualty insurance company.

The Basics of Sewage Pumps

Sewage pumps are designed to pump solid materials up to two inches. Sump, effluent, and utility pumps are not designed for this purpose and will fail if attempting to process these size solids.

A sewage pump works when: pumping sewage to a septic tank; pumping sewage to a sewer main; pumping distances of 750 feet or less; and there is a low vertical distance to lift the sewage (under 70 feet). Sewage pumps can also be used in clear water applications where higher gpm is required.

Like other pumps, sewage pumps come in a variety of materials of construction, sizes, and horsepower. When selecting a sewage pump, consider how many water fixture units (toilets, sinks, etc.) producing waste that will be feeding the wastewater system.

When choosing a pump, you need to determine total dynamic head (TDH), including the length of the horizontal run, and the flow rate the pump needs to handle. Once you have the flow and the head you can select a pump using a manufacturer’s pump performance curve charts.

Typically, a 4/10 horsepower pump is sufficient. But households with more than four residents may require up to a 2-HP pump. Unless absolutely needed for the application, larger horsepower pumps can short cycle and reduce the life of the pump.

Sewage pumps have two main types of impellers, deep vane and vortex. A deep vane impeller paddles the liquid and solids. Pumps with these impellers can produce a greater gallon per minute output.

A vortex impeller, located at the top of the volute (base of the pump), creates a velocity that transfers the liquids and solids as it spins. In theory, the vortex impeller is a better selection than a deep vane impeller because the solids are less likely to come in contact with the impeller.

Thermal overload protection, a feature in almost all pumps, automatically shuts off the pump at a specific temperature to avoid overheating and damaging the motor and preventing the pump from burning out if it is clogged.

The sewage basin also needs to be correctly sized. Typically, a minimum diameter of a 18x30-inch basin is required for a simplex system (adequate for most residential projects) while duplex systems (for commercial or municipal installations) need at least a 30-inch diameter.

JMI carries many brands of sewage pumps including Little Giant, Barnes, and Ion Technologies. Horsepower ranges from 4/10 to 2 HP.

As with all our pump systems, JMI’s professional staff can help you determine the correct pump for your application. Contact us at 262-253-1353 or

Explore Our Extensive Line Of Pump Products

JMI Pump Systems carries a broad product selection of pumps, alarms, prefab lift stations, basins, covers, panel controls, accessories, and more from the top names in the business. We maintain an extensive inventory and keep abreast of new products from our suppliers. Here is a sampling of some of the products we offer.

NEX Series® Pump Control Panels

The NEX Series® simplex (8 x 6 x 4″) and duplex (10 x 8 x 4”) pump control panels feature compact designs that are ideal for residential applications. The innovative internal design of components and integral mounting tabs make installation quick and simple. Plus, the universal pump voltage and control/alarm power allows the NEX Series® pump control panels to handle three voltages (120/208/240V). The simplex panel is designed to control one single phase pump in water and wastewater applications, while the duplex control panel is designed to alternately control two single phase pumps in water and sewage installations, with the alternating action equalizing pump wear. Two control switches activate a power relay to turn the pump on and off. If an alarm condition occurs, an additional alarm switch activates the audible/visual alarm system. In addition to the alternating pump control, these systems provide override control should either pump fail.

TOPP Covers

JMI offers a variety of basin covers from TOPP Industries in steel, stainless steel, fiberglass, structural foam, and aluminum in a range of sizes for construction and retrofit applications. These covers include all necessary accessories and most are available immediately from stock for standard applications. Customized configurations are available as well.

Fiberglass composite covers have excellent weather-ability, heat and extreme cold resistance, and chemical retardant properties. Various composite cover styles are available: solid, simplex, duplex, hinged & lockable hatch, simplex with access, duplex with access, “frogmouth” hinged & lockable, and septic riser. All stainless steel hardware and gasket material are included with each cover. Composite cover features include: UV protective coating; 300 lbs. per sq. ft. load rating; non-skid surface; cost effective; easy to install and maintenance free; various sizes available; zero theft value; dimensional accuracy and stability, high impact resistance; and exceptional uniformity.

H-20 Hatch/Access covers are designed for a load rating of 16,000 lbs. with a 30% impact factor, applied over a 10" x 20" area. Intended for use in off-street locations with occasional traffic; sidewalks, medians and road shoulders are examples of acceptable installation locations. Features include: 5/8" thick ASTM A36 smooth steel; steel curb frame with anchor legs; a hot dipped galvanized finish; and threaded holes for eyebolts to assist in lifting. Covers, round or square and in solid, gas tight hatch, or hinged hatch, are available in 18", 24", 30", 36", 42", 48", 60" & 72" diameter (larger upon request).

Steel covers are powder-coated for durability and to reduce corrosion. Covers are quarter-inch thick and come in a range of diameters. Structural foam provides maximum durability, as they won’t crack or dent. Available in diameters up to 30”, they are gas tight for sewage and mitigation applications, plus they are packaged with all necessary inlet grommets for ease of use for the contractor.

Need a PVC cover? JMI can make one in less than two hours to meet any specification. We manufacture customized PVC covers regularly, and up to 48”.

Demersible Chopper Pump

The Barnes’ Deming Demersible Chopper Pump is equipped with an innovative, unique, first-of-its-kind, patented chopping technology that slices even the most troublesome solids in the waste stream. It can easily chop and pass solids like rags, mop heads, pillows, glass, organic material, and literally any solid, including tough items commonly found in jails or prisons! Available in both standard and explosion proof designs. Demersible Chopper Pumps are offered from 3HP to 150HP in 3-inch, 4-inch, 6-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch discharge sizes. Heat treated 440C Stainless Steel chopping blades with 53-60 HRC cut hard items with minimal impact on sharpness. Blades typically last for seven to eight years. White Iron (25% chrome) impellers are available as an option for abrasive applications involving sand, grit, gravel, etc. Applications include agricultural, dairies and food processing, marine/onboard processing, commercial wastewater (schools, correctional facilities, high rises, zoos, etc.), and industrial wastewater/power and utility plants.

Inline 1100 SpecPAK Pressure Boosting System

Offering a simplified solution for a pressure boosting system, the Franklin Electric Inline 1100 SpecPAK™ is a quiet, compact system that can be easily mounted to the floor, wall, or ceiling to reduce its footprint and maximize floorspace utilization. This pressure-boosting system provides a simplified way to select a packaged system for boosting water pressure in applications requiring one to five pumps. The Inline 1100 SpecPAK easily connects to nearly any commercial, industrial, or large residential plumbing configuration. Instead of choosing individual components within the system, contractors simply determine how much water flow is required to be boosted to the desired constant pressure output. The system comes prepackaged and ready for installation virtually anywhere with a product footprint small enough to be hung in a small closet.

VR SpecPAK Pressure Boosting System

The Franklin Electric VR SpecPAK Pressure Boosting System is a pump and drive package that combines the benefits of its high-performance VR Series vertical multistage pump with an efficient TEFC motor and variable frequency drive specifically designed for pump applications. It is ASHRAE 90.1-2010 compliant and is designed with NSF/ANSI 61 and 372 certified isolation valves. Users can easily configure it to comply with pressure-boosting needs in most commercial, industrial, or multi-residential applications for constant-pressure operation with several available options according to flow needs, control enclosures, interfaces, and additional communication ports.

Packaged Fiberglass Lift Stations

When your project requires a water or sewage lift station, you can specify TOPP Packaged Fiberglass Lift Stations with confidence. TOPP has established a leadership position in the industry by providing superior quality in product, service, and support. Each lift station is designed and manufactured under a stringent quality program to meet the needs of your specific application. Engineering support is available to assist you with technical considerations, product selections, and lift station design layout. To assist with your project’s success, standard drawings and specifications are available on CD-ROM, in AutoCAD ASCII file formats. If a greatly reduced lead time is required, JMI Pump Systems can build a pre-fabricated pump system with the same quality TOPP products. We have provided next day service on past projects.

No matter the application or need, you can depend on “Your Partners in Pumping” for products, support, and “No Problem” service. Contact us at 262-253-1353 or We look forward to helping you!

Polypipe and Compression Fittings

JMI Pump Systems stocks polypipe from Polyethylene Technology Inc., based in Lakeville, Minnesota, which offers Copper Tube Size (CTS) and Iron Pipe Size (IPS) polyethylene (PE) pipe in a variety of sizes that meet NSF/ANSI Standards 14 & 61. All stacked polypipe is also certified to NSF/ANSI 372 requirements for “lead-free” plumbing.

The coil ends are heat-sealed and pressurized to ensure no leaks. Other key features include permanently indented print; color coded and bar-coded labels; and coils bundled and wrapped in poly stretch wrap.

Benefits of Polypipe

Polypipe, which is crack resistant and not affected by temperature fluctuations, has exceptional strength and endurance, impervious to abrasion wear or damage from fatigue. It also is used where there may be a possible concern over pipes corroding. It won’t rot, produce odors, or damage the taste of liquid. Lightweight and flexible, it’s ideal for hard-to-reach spots and it can stretch under pressure. In applications where there are multiple turns, you can connect the copper pipe to PE pipe to finish an installation.

Polyethylene CTS and IPS pipe, which is specific to plumbing and potable water systems, is very resistant to damage, yet extremely flexible. Suitable for industrial applications and featuring an extensive range of wall thickness options, it is manufactured with high performance PE4710 resin that provides maximum performance benefits. This higher density resin increases tensile strength, stiffness, and chemical resistance. Plus, the pipe made from this resin is heat fused on each end for a leak-free seal. Both the CTS and IPS PE pipe are available with a working pressure rating of up to 250 psi. JMI currently stocks CTS pipe in blue, while it has IPS pipe in black.

Compression Fittings

In addition to offering polypipe, JMI also stocks Philmac compression fittings from IPEX. Featuring the unique Slide and Tighten™ technique, Philmac 3G compression fittings for CTS and IPS pipes make installation simple. In addition, they offer a high integrity 230 psi rated connection and have no corrosion or lead risk, and yes, they are approved to be buried. Connections are available for CTS from ¾- to 2-inches, while connections for IPS are from ½- to 1½-inches. The connections also meet NSF/ANSI Standards 61 for cold water only use.

Also from Philmac, JMI has available Universal Transition Coupling (UTC), which again features Slide and Tighten™ technology. The UTC, CSA and NSF 61 approved for potable water use, is rated to 180 psi. It accommodates a range of different outside diameters across most pipe materials, including PVC, copper, galvanized iron, ABS, lead, stainless steel, and steel, plus UTC can be used to join two different pipe materials together.

No pipe preparation is needed and no force is required to push the pipe past the seal. This means faster and easier installation because the fitting seals on the outside of the pipe. Simply insert the pipe into the fitting until the first point of resistance is felt and then tighten the nut. The size of the fitting has been kept to a minimum, making the fitting ideal for use in confined areas.

Each fitting is pre-assembled and ready to use so there’s no need to disassemble the fittings or prepare the pipe. And what’s more, there is no need for special tools or solvent cement. Simply cut the PE pipe square and insert it into the fitting until you feel the first point of resistance and then tighten the nut to the flange. Just slide and tighten and the job’s done! Typically, only two turns are needed to tighten the nut. The body flange on the 3G® compression fitting acts as a visual stop to indicate when the nut is tightened. There is no benefit in further tightening the nut. And, YES, they can be buried.

For more information on polypipe and compression fittings, contact “Your Partners in Pumping” at 262-253-1353 or email

Product Focus: Seamless, One-Piece, Low Profile Septic Tanks

JMI has expanded its line of products to the pump and septic installer with the Norwesco line of low-profile tanks, pump chambers, and septic tank risers.

Norwesco polyethylene Low Profile Septic Tanks are manufactured using a proprietary state-of-the-art rotational molding process, ensuring uniform tank wall thickness and maximum strength.

The low-profile tanks also provide several advantages when compared to septic tanks made of traditional materials. Their lighter weight makes them easier to transport and install, and the combination of the low profile and ease of installation make the new tanks an ideal choice for all installation sites. They require no special backfill or filling with water during installation, saving significant time. Because the tanks are seamless, they is no assembly or leakage testing, saving more time and effort during installation.

Additionally, polyethylene is unaffected by soil chemicals and by the chemicals and gases present in sewage. This means the tanks will not rust, corrode, or require additional coatings as other tanks do.

Our stock tank sizes range from 500 gallons with a single compartment and 750 to 1,500 gallons with single or double compartments. Norwesco tanks, which are available up to 10,000 gallons, are suitable for use as a septic or pump tank and may also be used for non-potable water.

Norwesco also offers low-profile cistern tanks for instances when drinking water must be hauled in or if a well does not meet consumption needs. Manufactured using resins that meet FDA specifications to ensure safe storage of potable water, where applicable, the cisterns have been certified under ANSI/NSF Standard 61.

Pump Chambers and Risers

Norwesco offers a full line of polyethylene plastic pump chambers (tanks), risers, and lids.

Pump chambers are required when gravity prevents the wastewater from being pumped due to the site having a higher-water level. The pump chamber will distribute effluent wastewater and sewage to the main sewage system or the septic tank system.

Norwesco spherical pump tanks are designed to be used as a holding tank or pump tank with a capacity range of 200-525 gallons and are structurally sound in the ground when empty. These tanks are furnished with manhole covers and include a molded-in elevated pump stand on the bottom of the tank.

Manhole extensions and lid-riser combinations are available to bring tank access to grade and to meet code specifications. Because they are polyethylene, they are strong, durable, lightweight, and easy to handle. The riser connects to the septic tank and the pump-out opening or access port. The riser reduces labor time as all that is required is to run a pump hose into it to access the tank. That means no more digging up the ground and having to rebury the tank.

Whatever your needs for tanks or pumps, no matter your pumping application, JMI Pump Systems has a large selection from which to choose. Plus, you can depend on our expert staff to provide “No Problem” Service, helping to determine the right solution for your situation. For more information, call “Your Partners in Pumping” at 262-253-1353 or email

Szuster Ball Check Valves

JMI is the exclusive distributor of Szuster Valves in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Elbow ball check valves are primarily used in pumping stations, lift stations, and sewer systems.

Szuster system elbow check valves are made from cast iron (1¼″- 2″) or ductile iron (3″-12″). Their optimal ranges of working pressure are adapted to the pressure occurring in the sewage systems (145 PSI or 230 PSI).

The Szuster valve substitutes an elbow on the pipeline and eliminates one flange joint (the COMBI check valve eliminates two flange connections). It is located at a right angle and connects a vertical pipe with the horizontal one. Please note that the technology of ESK check valves allows using them on surface and underground installations.

The elbow check valves, type ESK or COMBI, can be mounted in horizontal and vertical drainage systems.

Compared to traditional ball check valves, Szuster Valves benefits include:

For Pumps:

  • Enables more compact construction of the pump canopy.
  • Low service time – less than 15 minutes to service.
  • Quick replacement time – customers can quickly replace the valve balls themselves without damaging the equipment.

For Pumping Stations:

  • Space saving allowing for use of a much smaller tank.
  • Quick replacement time.
  • Full opening at the velocity of 0.7 m/s providing efficiency.
  • Significant reduction of vibration for more quiet operation.

For Waterworks:

  • Full opening at the velocity of 0.7 m/s and constant local resistance coefficient.
  • Easy access to valves interior and the ball which enables: placing the cover in the so-called servicing position; inspection of the inlet pipeline (including the pump impeller) and inspection of the pressure pipeline.
  • Reduction of vibrations making the system work more quietly.

For Engineers:

  • Combined solution – a two-in-one compact solution (elbow and check valve) or even a three-in-one compact solution (elbow, check valve, and knife gate valve).
  • Fully open position and constant local resistance coefficient.
  • Reduction of vibrations.

Additional Options

Type of Check Valve

  • Version with floating ball (F) with a specific weight of approx. 49.9 lbs./ft3
  • Version with quasi ball (Q) with a specific weight of approx. 63.7 lbs./ft3
  • Version with drainage (drain plug) (D)

Examples of Application

  • Backwater protection (valve is fully opened with the velocity of 0.66 f ps)
  • Lift stations, lift stations with separation of solids, pumps with inverter
  • Pumps, dry lift stations, gravity installations with anti-reflux valves

Contact us at 262-253-1353 or for more information about the Szuster Valve system. At JMI, we have multiple options in stock! You can count on Your Partners in Pumping for any of your pump system and accessory needs.

JMI’s Product Selection Can’t Be Beat

Whether it’s new construction or retrofits, the team at JMI Pumps Systems is ready to serve you with the vast line of manufactured products we represent, along with our expertise and experience. We’re known for our pumps, but we also supply prefab lift stations, basins, covers, control panels alarms, and pump accessories from the top names in the business.

We maintain an extensive in-stock inventory and keep abreast of new products from our suppliers. Here are just a few.

TOPP Non-Skid Fiberglass Septic Riser Covers

TOPP offers a Non-Skid, Kelp Green Fiberglass Septic Riser Cover to fit most 24” diameter risers, corrugated and ultra-rib pipe. The cover is non- corrosive, strong, lightweight and can withstand a 2,500-pound wheel load. The built-in cover gasket provides a watertight and gas tight seal. This cover is also cost effective, maintenance free, high impact resistant, and provides exceptional uniformity, dimensional accuracy, and stability. Covers range up to 82 pounds with half-inch thickness. Bolt holes are pre-drilled for quick and easy assembly with stainless steel hardware included.

A Positive Pipe-to-Tank Seal for Flat or Curved Surfaces

TOPP is an original supplier of Uniseal Pipe Seals. Designed for holding tanks, the Uniseal also works well in any application where pipe penetrations are required. Uniseals quickly create a secure watertight seal without any adhesive, hardware, or threads and can be used through the walls of any container or filter box.

Ideal for hydroponic growers, pond suppliers, and reef and marine industries, proven applications include wastewater lift stations, valve boxes, sump risers, pump stations, dispenser pans, junction boxes, cooling systems, and boats.

TOPP Uniseal features include:

  • models available for accommodating 3/8” piping (through 1” hole) up to 6” piping (through 7” hole)
  • easy installation
  • tough, pliable thermoplastic material
  • excellent resistance to most chemical compounds, petroleum products, methanol, ethanol, and most soil compounds.

The seal can be used with PVC, galvanized steel, copper, EMT, rigid conduit, fiberglass, and polyethylene pipe.

Barnes Razor Grinder Pump

Razor grinder pumps are the ideal 2 HP pump for light commercial and residential solids handling applications, including pressure sewer and municipal wastewater. The Razor is thoughtfully designed with an innovative axial cutting technology to efficiently reduce solids like flushable wipes, diapers, and other non-biodegradable items commonly found in the modern waste stream.

The Razor features a dual voltage, oil-filled motor with optimal cutting torque performance in low voltage situations. The grinder pump also has heavy duty, oil-lubricated bearings to extend the pump's life and is available with either a dual or single stage impeller. There are multiple configurations available to easily adapt into existing applications. The Razor grinder pump is easy to service and maintain, needing only a single tool to assemble.

High Performance With Barnes Envie3 Motor Platform

The Barnes envie3 motor platform's ability to continuously run in air means that its minimum required submergence is significantly lower than the competitions. This allows customers to set floats lower, resulting in more regular turnover of the lift station, reduced FOG buildup, and less chance for the station going septic.

Envie3 high efficiency air-filled motors come without application limitations. It’s patent pending, closed loop glycol cooling system keeps motors stress-free, even in the most demanding applications. It is suitable for shallow wells, high water tables, and rocky terrain and available in both vertical and horizonal configurations. The envie3 is easy to service with plug & play cord and commercially available mechanical seals and bearing components.

Plus, it’s premium efficient IE3 motor delivers significant energy savings versus traditional motor offerings. Designed to run both submerged and dry run, these motors are available with Barnes and Deming chopper and non-clog pumps.

No matter your pumping applications or needs, you can depend on JMI’s expert staff to help find the right solution for you. For more information, call 800-234-5490 or email