Eskom-proof return pump?

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  1. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I came across this neat little pump.
    Its used to fight veld fires and with a few modifications im sure it can be used as a return pump during power failures. Its powered by a 50cc petrol engine, is fully portable and comes with a set of bright yellow pipes. No mention was made of head height or flow but it looks like it might be able to replce the return pump and maybe also add a bit of flow to the tank.


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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the issue would be the seals and shaft of impeller, i have a Speck porpoise pump, works forever in freshwater but lasted 6 months with salt, had to do a mod on the seals etc from speck
     
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    yip, metal parts....

    not going to last. But as a temporary use for few hours, why not. Just have to run it outside as you do not want all that exhaust fumes in the house.
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    50cc pump, that thing must be relatively strong ?
     
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    459b Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Riaan and Dallas - you guys are way too serious for this time of year :p
     
  7. FransSny

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    The bright yellow hoses are cool :)
     
  8. shaunn

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    i had yammha rz 50 and that thing went like a bomb well when u are 16 15 years agao any thing went like a bomb
     
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    And it comes with a flow control system :thumbup:
     
  10. Electrician24

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    These are very strong pumps,the only problem is that the impeller is cast-iron and the casing corrodes easily, even with normal tap water.
     
  11. AfricaOffroad

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    Whereabout would I be able to buy that?
    What sort of money are we talking here?

    I'm thinking of using it when pumping water from the sea to my 2x 210L containers
     
  12. Electrician24

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    Mc Beans is the supplier here in capetown
     
  13. Nemos Janitor

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    lazy dude man :lol:

    Save petrol and do the environment a favour. :):)
     
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    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Guys I would make a different suggestion.

    Buy yourself a Tunze electronic Return pump with the power protector module. I have it on my flow pumps and it works like a bought one !!!! I will be doing it in the new year. One 6105 flow pump and work for +3 days non stop on a small 12v battery.

    Generators come with their own problems!

    L8r..
    Willie
     
  15. HenkHugo

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    I think i need one to pump the sludge out of the koipond....
     
  16. AfricaOffroad

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    Collecting NSW from the shore is a PITA (well pain in the back actually).
    Still looking for a smart easy way to do my water changes:peroni:
     
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    We use one of these for collecting nsw for waterchanges extreemly powerful for the size, but it must be rinsed well after use with salt water or it will seize...
     
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    i am with willet on the Tunze. they rock
     
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