1400JF & 1400JFL Aerating Fountain Specifications______________
This specification is written and intended to provide bidders the necessary information pertaining to the floating aerating fountain(s) or surface aerator (s) for the _______________ project.
1. 1400JF & 1400JFL INFORMATION
a. The motor shall be ? HP, 1750 RPM motor operating at 120 Volts, Single Phase, 60 Hz and
drawing 3.1 running amps.
b. The fountain shall include 5 interchangeable patterns ranging from 4’ tall to 10’ wide.
c. The unit shall be able to operate in as little as 12” of water.
d. The unit shall include motor, float with mooring ropes, fountain components with built-in
screening, underwater rated power cable, and 120 volt electrical control panel. The unit shall
be completely assembled in the box. (Lights included if 1400JFL specified.)
e. The SJTOW underwater rated power cable shall be 50 feet, 16 gauge, 3 conductor cable.
2. OPTIONAL LIGHTING INFORMATION
a. The Optional Lighting Package shall be 12 Volt, Model L140050 with a single ring of 42
LED lights and built-in low voltage transformer.
b. The SJTOW underwater rated power cable shall be 50 feet, 16 gauge, 3 conductor cable.
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1400JF & 1400JFL Aerating Fountain Detailed Specifications_______
1.1. Manufacturer shall furnish a surface aeration device that is self contained with integrated float ring
and capable of pumping water from below the water surface into the air creating a 5 decorative
fountain displays and effectively mixing water throughout the lake or pond.
1.2. Submersed fountain motor with top intake shall draw water into the fountain housing and push the
water past the deflector nozzle into the air creating the fountain displays.
1.3. Individual water droplets absorb oxygen from the atmosphere and return to the body of water
transferring oxygen from the air and into the water.
1.4. Moving water shall mix and agitate the water, spreading oxygenated water throughout the body of
1.5. Single propeller and deflector nozzle design shall allow for greater water flow with lower likelihood
1.6. U.V. resistant thermoplastic fountain housing screen shall catch large debris and assist in reducing
the likelihood of clogging.
2. AERATING FOUNTAIN COMPONENTS
2.1. Motor: The motor shall be ? (.25) HP, 1750 RPM, 120 volt, single phase, 60 Hz, oil-cooled,
continuous duty rated, submersible motor. The rotor shall have a shaft of Series 300 stainless steel,
be supported by top and bottom ball bearings, and dynamically balanced. The stator windings shall
be dipped and baked with a Class A insulation designed for complete immersion in oil and built-in
automatic reset thermal overload protection. The Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) shall be bolted to
the motor bottom end bell with stainless steel hardware and have a 10 uF rating for proper motor
start up. The assembled motor unit (rotor, stator, and PSC) shall be completely submersed in a no
detergent, low weight, turbine oil for continuous lubrication of internal seals and ball bearings and
for efficient transfer of heat to and through the stainless steel unit housing wall. The motor unit shall
be sealed with an external lip seal and internal mechanical seal and O- ring. The external lip seal
shall be water lubricated and protect the internal mechanical seal from grit and debris. The internal
mechanical seal shall be a fully unitized, heavy duty mechanical seal, composed of ceramic, carbon,
and stainless steel. The O-ring shall be molded rubber composite which expands in the presence of
oil to create a water tight seal. Motor shall be attached to a thermoplastic motor top and inside a
Series 300 stainless steel housing. No air or water lubricated motors are acceptable. Motor shall be
2.2. Motor Housing: The motor housing shall be a canister formed deep drawn and annealed Series 300
austenitic stainless steel. The motor top shall be engineering grade thermoplastic with brass inserts
for motor mounting bolts, and molded, threaded power cable connection with brass pins molded into
the thermoplastic. The motor top shall fit into the motor housing canister with a molded rubber
composite O-ring creating a water tight seal.
2.3. Fountain Components: The aerating fountain shall have a 4-blade U.V. resistant engineered
thermoplastic propeller with all blades on the same plane, U.V. resistant thermoplastic fountain
housing that also acts as a screen, and include 5 U.V. resistant thermoplastic deflector nozzles to
create 5 unique fountain pattern designs. The fountain nozzles shall attach to the propeller or
fountain housing with 300 Series stainless steel hardware. The thermoplastic fountain housing shall
attach to the motor top and housing using thermoplastic clips with 300 Series stainless steel screws
2.4. Fountain Nozzles/Patterns: The aerating fountain shall include 5 interchangeable deflector nozzles
creating 5 unique patterns including two “V” or Funnel patterns, one Arch pattern, one Two-Tier
pattern, and one Tall Arch/Geyser pattern. The Eagle’s Nest (3.5’ Tall x 10’ Wide) and Hawk’s
Nest (3’ Tall x 7’ Wide) are of a Funnel or “V” shape. The Osprey (3.5’ Tall x 7’ Wide) is of an
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Arch shape. The Condor (4’ Tall x 4’ Wide inner tier; 2’ Tall x 10’ Wide outer tier) is of a Two-Tier
shape. The Falcon (4’ Tall x 4’ Wide) is of a Tall Arch/Geyser shape.
2.5. Float: The float shall be a U.V. resistant, high density, molded thermoplastic of single piece
construction. The fountain housing shall attach to the float with 300 Series stainless steel hardware.
The float shall have molded light ring mounting indent. The float shall include two 15’ braided
nylon mooring/anchoring ropes.
2.6. Underwater Power Cable: The power cable shall be SJTOW UL, CSA, and NEC approved
underwater rated, 3 conductor cable (2 Hot and 1 Ground) with a molded NEMA 5-15P plug end.
The power cable shall be 50’ 16 AWG.
2.7. Electrical Control Panel: The electrical control panel shall be UL listed per National Electric Code
(N.E.C) and be enclosed in a NEMA Type 3R weatherproof enclosure. The electrical control panel
shall be 120V with a permanent power cable with a molded NEMA 5-15P plug for plug-and-go
operation. The electrical control panel shall include a 15 amp Class A Human Rated GFCI (Ground
Fault Circuit Interrupter) with test and reset buttons. The electrical control panel shall have two
NEMA 5-15R receptacles labeled “UNIT” and “LIGHT”. A 24 hour mechanical timer with 30
minute increments shall operate both receptacles and a permanent mounted photo eye shall create
secondary operation for the “LIGHT” receptacle.
2.8. Fasteners: All fasteners shall be Series 300 stainless steel.
3. SAFETY INFORMATION
3.1. The unit shall be total component tested and approved as a complete assembly. Individual
component testing is not allowed. The aerating fountain must be tested by ETL, ETL-C, CE, UL, or
other accredited testing facility.
3.2. The unit shall be tested as a complete unit and must meet UL (Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.)
requirements in compliance with Category 778 for Motor-Operated Water Pumps and compliance
with Category 50 for the Electrical Equipment (control panel). Lights must be approved as a
package with the fountain unit.
4. WARRANTY INFORMATION
4.1. The unit shall include a 2 year manufacture’s repair warranty on all components, including electrical
control panel. Unauthorized tampering will void the warranty.
5. ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURER
5.1. The unit shall be a KASCO 1400JF or 1400JFL Model, ? horsepower manufactured by Kasco
Marine, Inc., 800 Deere Rd., Prescott, WI U.S.A 54021. 715-262-4488. www.KascoMarine.com.
6.1. Unit: The unit shall be installed per instructions included in the Owner’s Manual with each unit.
The unit may be anchored or moored in place. The unit is designed as a complete package and to be
used with the included electrical control panel. Any alterations or substitutions, unless allowed by
the instructions in the Owner’s Manual will void the ETL Listing, void the manufacturer’s warranty,
and may cause a dangerous situation. Read the Owner’s Manual thoroughly before starting the
installation process and follow them carefully.
6.2. Electrical Control Panel: The electrical control panel must be installed per instructions and
National Electrical Code. Any alterations or substitutions, unless allowed by the instructions in the
Owner’s Manual will void the ETL Listing, void the manufacturer’s warranty, and may cause a
dangerous situation. Read the Owner’s Manual thoroughly before starting the installation process
and follow them carefully.
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7. OPTIONAL LIGHTING PACKAGES
7.1. Fixture: The lighting fixture shall include a single LED light ring which has 42 potted, amber
colored LED lights. The light fixture shall fit into the molded float/light mounting indent and attach
to the float using the 300 Series stainless steel hardware to attach the unit to the float. 7.2. Underwater Power Cable: The power cable shall be SJTOW UL, CSA, and NEC approved
underwater rated, 3 conductor cable (2 Hot and 1 Ground) with open wire ends for installation into
the low voltage transformer. The power cable shall have 6’ of protective flex sleeving at the
junction box for rodent protection. The power cable shall be 50’, 16 AWG.
7.3. Low Voltage Transformer: The low voltage transformer shall be built into the power cord to
transform 120 volt line voltage into 12 volt power to operate the lights. The low voltage transformer
shall be sealed and weatherproof if mounted correctly per Owner’s Manual instructions.
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