Booster pump help!!

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  1. Having learned a few good tips on here I'm putting this one out there.

    I am looking to be able to fill a 350l tank within an hour. I am told by purefreedom that their booster pump will do this but at a price of £500.

    I am also told by another company that a Draper booster pump see link (www.draper-gardening.co.uk/acatalog/Draper_Booster_Pumps.html) will do the job but for half the price.

    Does anyone out there use a booster pump and can they meet my requirements? This is a big point for me as I'm trying to maximise the capability of a small tank.

    Cheers,

    J
     
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  2. mark m

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    Is it a booster pump for you ro you need if so send a link of the purefreedom one you have been looking at if you are going to spend that sort of money would you not be better getting a 40 40
     
  3. Yes I am, a HF5 40 40. I'm not sure what the rest of that sentence means? Thanks
     
  4. mark m

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    Sorry i can not help you i have a 1000lt static tank in garage i just pump it from there 10 minutes all done but i have been looking at these as i could do with the space in garage http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/info_1_EZ_PURE_RO_KIT1.html
     
  5. Anyone out there that can offer any of their experiences or opinions would be greatly welcomed.

    J
     
  6. Matty H

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    I'm running a HF5 4040 mate which is classed as a low pressure membrane - ideally operating pressure is 80psi. My tap pressure is only 55 and it was taking 8hrs to fill a 600ltr tank through pre filters and then membrane I was getting a reading of around 8-9 into tank. So I had a PF booster fitted - fill time down to 2hrs and now getting a reading of 1-2 after membrane. You can adjust the PSI on the pump and I can easily fill up to 120psi with no problems. Matt
     
  7. Nice one Matty! So looking at my links you reckon I would get away with the Draper?
     
  8. Matty H

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    Possibly - the only problem with the cheaper pumps is that they are not heavy duty enough to be left on and can overheat and will cut out. I would contact draper and ask them what is the constant work times for the pump - as you only have 350ltr tank you will probably get away with it.
     
  9. From what I'm reading the Draper is a mid spec on the shelf pump. I understand what your saying with the cheaper pumps which you can buy for £40-£60 and will do what you said. May I ask which booster pump you have?

    Thanks for the advice

    J
     
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