HELP! need a return Pump

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  1. geoffrey

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    Hi guys my return pump seized this morning and i've tried all to fix it and nothings worked.

    please if anyone in pta has a return pump that i can buy off them later or that i can use. i dont have cash to go and buy a new one at the LFS.

    please help!:(
     
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  3. Mtroboer

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    Wish I were near, have a 1800lph that's almost new I would've given you! If you know of a lift from Kby just shout, could otherwise courier it, just dont have time to organise everything, but if you willing to organise it I will be happy to send it!
     
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    G I have an extra one you can borrow till you come right.. Got it in the box of crap from Likesfish. I think everything is there we need (I hope). it's a 5800l/h. I'm unfortunately stuck at work till 5 today.. If that one does not have all its bits we can looks at one of the 2000l/H ones in my display if you don;t come right.
     
  5. geoffrey

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    Mtroboer, thanks bud appreciate the help.


    hey lappies, i managed to get the existing one running again, but i doubt it will last a day even. making a fat noise. can i come past and collect it tomor morning early? like before work? or can u drop it off on your way maybe?
     
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    Let's see. How early is early? I leave for work at 7..
     
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    i'm awake at 6.30 every morning!. do you come past my place on your way to work?
     
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    Not really. I could bring it with the office. COuld you pick-it up here?
    Otherwise tomorrow evening?
    We have to make sure it has all the bits...I ahve lots a tubing ect so you could get everything you need to put it together...in case it doesn't fit your current tubing..
     
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    ok cool, well i'll come tomor evening then cause im writing a test this evening! only finish at 9.30. hope the pump holds out. give you a shout tomor. thanks champ!
     
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    Good luck with the Test Mate! See you tomorrow.
     
  11. lanzo

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    hey boet, if i had a extra pump i would have helped you;)

    glad we got lappies in pta with 10 pumps in his house:whistling:
     
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    Have you checked the rubber bushes that holds the impllor in place? Could have worn out or perhaps just slipped out of place.This could be causing your shaft to rub all over the inside of the pump causing the noise.
     
  13. geoffrey

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    Hey mek. i pulled the whole impellar out, it had been rubbing down on the one side for a while, so the coil wasn't round anymore and couldnt spin, probably from when the pump got hot wen my sump cracked... so i had to sand down the rough edges with sand paper to get it spinning again.
     
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    pond return pump:whistling:
     
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    Hey G. I got a 7000l/h return and a 1500l/h. We can have a look tonight which one works best for you.

    As luck would have it, one of my re-turns packed up last night... But I want to buy a bigger one anyway.. I run two any way so not an immediate crease.
     
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    :razz: it woked for half a year:whistling:
     
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    cool no prob. we can check it out tonight. thanks so much for the help again.
     
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