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Has anybody used one of these pumps with WMO during collection or filtration? I'm thinking of getting one for starting my filtration setup.
I first had one set up as a push system for wvo thru 2 whole house filters. filters clogged very easily and was very messy. next set up was just as a transfer pump after a centrifuge and it worked great with every type of oil. my buddy ran his as a pull off a 300 gal wmo tank. worked good for about a yr then died.Surley
are you using one for filtering. Mine is still in the box. I am wondering if I should set it up for pushing or pulling on the filter system (before or after the filters). My WAG says it should work fine in the before (push) mode.
I guess I am gonna give that hog a try on pick up. I did not think it would handle the goey stuff.
For best results I filter at about 50-75% of the filters rated flow rate and my filters are on the suction side of my pumps. There is no way a 10" cartridge will handle 10gpm unless it's coarse like 100-150 or more. I've got my process pump geared down with pulleys to run about 1.5 gpm and it works great. In a pinch a few weeks back I used my other pump, pulled through the stringwounds and pushed the absolute at about 3-4 gpm. I collapsed the absolute and got crud in both my tank and the neighbors. Cost us about 3-4 filters each. I will never put my final filter on the pressure side of a gear pump again! LOLOn the HF 1" 120v pump, are you having any issues with the flow being too fast for the filters during mixing? Since this will move oil near 10 gpm I wonder if that will push contaminates past a 10" whole house filter.
I was wondering about this too. Right now I push through the filters with this pump but I close the valve before the pump to slow the flow. It does slow the flow down quit a bit, but I haven't measured it. I'm still nervous about weather or not its pushing stuff past the filters. This is my first batch and I don't want to screw it up.On the HF 1" 120v pump, are you having any issues with the flow being too fast for the filters during mixing? Since this will move oil near 10 gpm I wonder if that will push contaminates past a 10" whole house filter.
whoah thanks for that word of caution. I think I will reverse my hoses.I have seen this in the past while filtering some veggi fuel on a buddys set up. You can push sediment thru a whole house filter. Yes the 1" HF pump has the power to pump thru them.
Careful, most filters are not reversibile. Don't reverse the hoses, move the filters.whoah thanks for that word of caution. I think I will reverse my hoses.
good comment rsr. I shoulda thought my comment out a little more and said something like move the plumbing around so the motor sucks the fuel through the filters instead of pushing it.Careful, most filters are not reversibile. Don't reverse the hoses, move the filters.