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  1. trevor peacock

    trevor peacock Active Member
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    Got my ro system up and running, thanks for all the help.
    I've got an ibc 1000lt tank which has an outlet which I can get an outlet to 1nch hose adapter so I thought rather than using a submersible why not use an external pump, I've already got the 1 inch hose and nozzle from varitech but the pumps I've found are quite pricey, any idea's or recommendations?
     
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    Clarke SPE800 1” Self Priming Pump - Machine Mart - Machine Mart

    If you have it low down on the floor then you shouldn't have an issue. If you have it above the level of the IBC tank then you will need a brass foot valve (plastic isn't heavy enough) and you will need to prime it. I have mine in a cupboard above the IBC tank (I heat the cupboard with a 40 watt light bulb during freezing conditions). I have a length of 1" transfer pipe from Machine Mart going into the tank through the vent hole in the filler cap - I removed the vent. Its worked this way since 2007.
     
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    your quickly becoming my hero!!!!
    Thanks again
     
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    Spruce is everybodys hero ;)
     
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    found the pump a lot cheaper at tool-net, might go for the next one up for a bit of ooompf
     
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    is the female inlet a 1 inch bsp?
     
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    Can a booster pump be used as a transfer pump?
     
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    I have.

    I have never had one single problem with it. The pipe after the pump runs along the garage floor next to the wall and is hooked up higher than the pump at the door. This stops any siphoning from happening. The pump is always full of water, so in effect is a booster. I screw another length of hose onto that out to the van. When the gas board was renewing the pipes we couldn't park on the drive, so had to fill the van in the street. I just bought another 20 meters of transfer hose and joined them together.

    In future I will replace that pump with a submersible. The only reason being is than I wouldn't have to heat the cupboard as the sub pump will always be protected against ice, being at the bottom of the tank. I have had the water in the transfer pipe on the floor freeze, but I have never had water in the IBC tank freeze.
     
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    Trevor, there are cheaper pumps available. Machine Mart also isn't the cheapest supplier.
    What you need is either a plastic or stainless steel housing and a plastic, stainless impeller.

    My mate has a pump with a cast iron housing and that sends a dose of rusty water down his pipe. So he has to flush his transfer pump each time before he fills his tank. What a pain in the butt.

    His looks like one of these.
    Clarke BIP1500 1" Electric Water Pump - Site Equipment, Water Pumps & Hoses, Booster & Centrifugal Water Pumps
     
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    Mine is
     
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