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Gas Pump

Postby tubular031 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:00 pm

I am looking for a gas powered pump and ofcourse dont want to pay a ton.

This one looks pretty interesting anyone use it before? ... mber=66585

or this one ... mber=95123

does either self prime? if it will not self prime, its useless to me.
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Postby coachgeo » Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:30 pm

On the harbor freight pages you can download the manual. Do so and read to see about the priming.
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Postby David » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:09 pm

I have used both those styles For oil collection which I assume is what you want them for.

The first one was very dissapointing and not nearly as fast as I thought it would be. My electric SBC pump leaves it for dead.
The one I had was also very noisy and annoying to use.

The second type was very effective but you want to be using it on large amounts of oil at a time. If you use a 2" pipe they are heavy to handle and can be annoying to prime. Once they hook in though, they move massive amounts of oil even at a fast idle. I think some people use those with 1" hose and get very good results.

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Postby tubular031 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:23 pm

Oil collection, yes and no. I found a person that I will be buying bulk oil from (like a tote at a time) and moving a tote with my little fillrite pump would be like trying to move a mountain with a spoon.

I tried a SBC pump linked up to the motor from one of those HF 1 inch little water pumps we all use and it would spin for about 10 seconds then almost wedge the shaft and sieze the motor. I was using a lovejoy (i think its called) coupler. I threw in the towel on that pump for now.

Add to the puzzle, its going to be colder coming up and my fillrite gets even sssssllllllloooooowwwwwweeeerrrrrr.
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Postby hheynow » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:22 pm

A 300 gallon Super Sucker won't work for you? They truly are the fastest suckers I've ever seen! And I've seen two separate ones in action. And they work in c-o-l-d temps with t-h-i-c-k oil.
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Postby tubular031 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:10 am

That did cross my mind when I was collecting oil. I bought a 80 gal compressor tank to make one, but then changed up to a supplier that brought me oil when I needed it. He dried up so now I found another bulk supplier.

a big vac tank would be cool but I dont think I am ready to build that just yet. Been looking at tanks on craigslist and bigger ones are much more then I want to spend at the moment.

I would not mind using my little HF clearwater pump but they SUCK at sucking haha.
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