Hand Pump is pumping sand!

My hand pump froze. Got it thawed, but now it is getting fine sand particals, and will not hold a prime. sometimes it will hold, and other times it won't last five minutes. Could the pipe be broken underground where it froze? I didn't have any problems until it froze!

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Jan 03, 2017
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by: Ron Thomas

I put all new leathers in it. It seems if the pipe broke, it would not prime at all.

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by: Steven

I do not think your pipe would break since it has an open top that would allow for expansion. Rubber seals, gaskets or valves may be damaged from freezing.

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