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"The Papa Pump was designed with simplicity in mind and the Papa Pump Kit includes everything you need to connect to your system and start pumping water!

You should be confident that with basic skills you can self install a Papa Pump.  You may need a little help with digging trenches and laying pipes, etc., but many farmers and land owners have the equipment and experience to do this work themselves."

Phil Selwyn - Inventor and Technical Director

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Self Installation

How to install the Papa Pump
Step by Step Video Guide

Pipework, Trenching and Installing Chambers

Laying Pipes and Trenching

We recommend burying your pipework if possible to protect from damage, but DO NOT FILL IN YOUR TRENCH BEFORE TESTING THE SYSTEM - make sure there are no leaks, as this will affect the efficiency of your system.

Please use the recommended pipe specifications as below.  The pump is designed for a 2" supply pipe and a 1" delivery pipe.   USE 2" STEEL PIPE FOR THE SUPPLY PIPE - This is essential for the efficiency of the pumping system.  For full details on supply pipe specifications consult the installation guide pdf (page 11).

Papa Pump Chambers
Papa Pump Steel Pipe


Recommended for the Supply Pipe


4" Soil Pipe
(up to 2 pumps)
or 6" Soil Pipe
(3+ pumps)

for Inlet and Feed Pipe/Overflows Drains & Standpipe:

Papa Pump MDPE pipe

1" (32mm) MDPE

Recommended for Delivery Pipe


1" or 2" (preferred) MDPE
Recommended for Conduit Pipe which should be fitted as future proofing for further installations such as a Sureflow Valve.

Tanks and Chambers

You can use any solid (eg brick, block) chamber for your Supply Tank and Pump Chamber but if available, we would recommend using 48" concrete rings which can house up to 3 Papa Pumps. We also recommend using lids or covers for livestock safety and to keep debris out the chambers.

Storage Tanks can be bought in a range of sizes from your local agricultural or building merchant. Alternatively you can use a pond or lagoon for storage.

Full instructions and guides can be found on our website or in the Installation Guide.

Papa Pump Concrete Ring

You can download this handy shopping list which details the parts you will need for your installation.

Does the pump chamber need to be a concrete ring?

Water Powered Technologies recommend using concrete rings wherever possible because they provide excellent protection and the ample space for installing and maintaining your pump.

However, in some situations, cost and availability can be prohibitive and alternative materials or constructions can be used for your pump chamber.  The important thing is to leave enough space to work and to give the pump some good protection.  It is also recommended that a good lid or cover is fitted to keep out debris and animals.  It will also suppress any noise from the pump.

Papa Pump Brick Chamber

Note: While the Papa Pump's threaded connections conform to BSP, in the USA NPT is the standard fitting.  The Papa Pump kit contains the BSPT/NPT adaptors required for your installation.

Installing your system...

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Self Installation
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