Water pump base extension

A quick post on how to add a water pump base extension to the short style of USB rechargeable water dispenser pumps. If you have this style of water dispenser pump you will want to raise the level of the spout by adding an easy to make water pump base extension. This raises the level of the spout so it is usable at a sink or wash tub.

Base extension added to this style of USB rechargeable dispenser pump
Here is a picture of the extension base added to the short style of USB water dispenser pump.


Parts required:

  • 2″ PVC pipe piece about 1.5″ long
  • 2″ PVC coupler
  • Pan of boiling water

    Parts for the pump base extension
    Here are the parts required for the pump base extension

Instructions: water pump base extension

  • Extend the base on the short style of pump by inserting a small piece of 2″ PVC pipe into the pump base. The fit into the base of these particular style of pumps is usually pretty tight.
  • Ease insertion into the plastic base of the pump briefly immersing it in boiling water to soften the plastic. Don’t overheat. It may take a bit of force to get it pressed in (Watch video). Repeat as necessary to get it inserted.
  • Chamfering the edge of the pipe piece can also help get it started. Once PVC piece is inserted, push the pipe end into a 2″ PVC coupler.
  • After insertion, finish the magnetic base as described in the USB rechargeable dispenser pump hack post.
Completed pump base modification
Finished pump base modification. Pump installed on NV200 sink base.

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  1. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed reading it, especially because it addressed my problem. It helped me a lot and I hope it will help others too.

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