Hi Bob,

I have a Myers shallow well pump I got from you about three years ago for a back-up in case we loose our city water service during or after a hurricane. The pump is in storage and other than testing it on the well, it has never been used.

I drained it and capped the inlet and discharge openings, but:

1. Should I put some kind of preservative in it to prevent rust build-up?

2. What about using the stuff that comes in a pressurized can for pressure washer pumps?

3. Will it hurt this kind of pump to run it dry for a few seconds just to make sure is it still free and operating?

Remember, I'm in Pensacola and close enough to the Gulf that stainless steel will rust in my front yard...[:u]

Retired in Pensacola and enjoying it.