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Taking a poll on water pumps - what type water pump do you use ?

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Postby smwarships » Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:58 am

Hello All ,
What type water pump do you use ?
Where did you get it ?
Is the pump you use reversible ?
What was the cost ?
How dependable is it ?
Does anyone use windshield water pumps ?
If so , for what car ?

Darle ???
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Postby JeffG » Tue Sep 09, 2003 3:30 pm

I use the Tee vavle and water pump from Skip Assay and it works fine. :)
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Postby David H » Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:54 pm


I use a Dick Smith Electronics Centrifical high pressure water pump. it's hermetically sealed and is one way. Use a pinch line with a metal geared servo. (Dick smith is an aussie electronics firm. They have a webpage you could probably look up.

V reliable pump.


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Postby KOEZE » Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:02 am

I'm using a pump that is sold in hardware stores. It is supposed to be attached to an electric drill. I have adjusted (improved) the seals and attached the driveline of an old electric screwdriver (Johnson engine with double planetary gears).
The pump has quite a large flow (33l/min) but by using a geared down engine the flow is reduced. This way I can fill my 2 liter ballast tank in an acceptable time.

Pump E25,-
Drive Free
Seals E2,-

The whole unit is reversable and usable to fill and empty the tank.

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Postby JWLaRue » Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:50 pm

My 1/32nd scale Type VII uses a Shurflo pump with a solenoid-based check valve.

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