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MT1071 04-05-2009 12:49 PM

12 B utility pump 1 gal @ 6 sec ????
 
Took pump out of sump took apart cleaned it out everything looked good.placed it in 5 gallon bucket .Connected a 3/4 id 2 ' long tube up and over to a 1 gallon bucket, it took 6 sec to fill it ??
The specs say it shoud pump way more then that ?? pump is dated 07/05 :shock:

Kellsindell 04-10-2009 10:35 AM

how often do you clean it? what type of pump is that? how many are you expecting to get? That's a 600gph speed (if my math is correct), how long was the line you used to pump the water? and how narrow was the hose?

A way to clean it is to put the pump into water and use either mariotic acid or white venigar and run the pump in that solution over night. The next day, clean it off and it'll be like a brand new pump.


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