Sicci Pumps

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Tony, 26 Apr 2009.

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    Hi Guys. I have a reef Octo Xtreme with the Sicci pump. I want to service the pump and clean it out but the thing won't budge. I can't remove the inlet cover. Are there any tricks to persuade it as I don't want to break it
     
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    tony i have no ideas about those pumps. There is a very good irragation shop in Stridompark (mainly submersible borehole pumps) and the guys there are brilliant. Used them alot for the farms pumps. The guy to chat to is Paul (big fella, dont bother with the owner he is a tosser! but Paul is tops and few know more about pumps than him), but I am wracking my blond brain for the shops name. Ill get it soon and send you their details if you need to take the pump to get serviced, its where I would take mine.
     
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    Thanks Crispin. Will check them out
     
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    Phone Northlands and speak to Chris, if he does not know ask for Sean's number as he used to be the local importer.
     
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    mmm probably a little dirt in the locking system.. pry open with caution....or slowly with a pump pliers.. ... careful not to snap the shaft..
     
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    Hi tony leave them in vinegar 3-4hours it should remove all calcium build up that jams the pumps
     
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    Hi Tony, I know what you are talking about - the needlewheel locks in very tightly onto the pump. However, with enough pressure, it slowly does come off for cleaning. It just takes some fairly strong arms. These pumps are built well, I guess it shows lol.
     
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    I managed to get the pump open with some gentle persuasion from a vice grip with no damage to the pump housing. The seal was ginked up with dirt and detritus and gave the pump a good cleaning. Thanks for all the help guys
     
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    Thats what I used too. I think these skimmers are almost too well made- I struggle to remove the cup as well:p
     
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    MOnti. I just don't push it in all the way so I can remove it easily
     

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