SHURFLO PUMP

Submitted: Monday, May 10, 2004 at 08:42
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I've mounted my pump on my camper connected to the water tank i did'nt put it inside on the off chance it sprung a leak and soaked everything, my question is will it be ok out in the weather or will i have to cover it. I did'nt put under the bonnet because, well if anyone has looked under the bonnet of an Explorer you'll understand.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Don (QLD) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 08:53

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 08:53
G'day Baz,
I about to do the same thing,can you tell me what pump you went for.I was told they can be mounted outside of the vehcile or camper.But it would not be a bad thing to make a bracket for it anyway. What kind of faucet did you use. I would be interested to see how you go with it.
Good Luck
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 10:18

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 10:18
It's a big one about 100 120 psi came off a truck it's strong enough to spray water 10 to 20 metre's it is a bit of overkill i know but is was at the right price.I spoke to the guy that own's the 12 volt shop here in Sydney about the size of my pump he said it would ok but a smaller one about 60 psi would enough. I still have the pump type tap on the camper as a back up, i thought it would effect it with all that pressure but it did'nt i had this image of the handle flying off and water spraying everywhere lol, and use standard garden hose connectors good quality one's for the shower and the sink in the kitchen. I still have to put a permanent tap on the kitchen so i'm using a shower head temperarily. I will be adding another water tank in the future. It seems to work great pressure cut off works, delivers water fine, it self primes, i will let you know how it goes when it's raining or after a long dusty drive, fingers crossed it will still work.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Don (QLD) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:14

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 11:14
Baz,
Does the water that you pump go through the hand pump as well as using the pump itself incase the pumps dies or are you using a different faucet altogether.
Do you use a one way valve or do you use a shut off valve.are you running the pumped water to anymore than one pump.
Thanks
Don
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 12:07

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 12:07
From the water tank to T junction then one goes to 12volt pump in, one goes to hand pump as back up, they both pump directly out of water tank, then from 12volt pump out to shower and kitchen sinkand anything else i want to add in the future, eventualy it will all be permanent, at the moment it's one step at a time it's all leading to being totally self sufficent. Having the hand pump pumping out of the tank as back up, is for if the 12volt pump dies yes, i dont have a 1 way valve or shut off valve the 12volt pump has a pressure shut off which makes life a lot easier and no only the 2 pumps with my 12volt pump being so big it will pump to a number of things without to much trouble it's even strong enough to do mutiple things at one time. When i get home tonight i'll send you some pics, send your email to my member msg, i'll send pics.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 13:52

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 13:52
G'day Baz,

That pressure is very high, most of the pumps operate best for showers and sparying at 35-45 psi. You can adjust down the pressure on the unit quite considerably for the operating pressures. Yes, we realise you don't put the pump under the bonnet because of fear of ex.......

Just remember the security for the volume of water you carry drops off very rapidly the more Kerry can pump out quickly.

Best wishes to you folks there.....
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 14:59

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 14:59
ploder thats not rest of that word is it i hope, your not making fun of my vehicle hahahahah, hi John, i know it's a bit of overkill when it breaks i'll replace it with something smaller, it does have it's advantages though. Light and heat is Kerry's main demand, does'nt like eating in the dark and does'nt like being cold, when we went to NT if we camped out you could see our camp for 600 ks it was that bloody bright. Travelers must of thought it was a big town they were approaching.

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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 16:44

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 16:44
Sounds like Kerry is related to Lex
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 18:21

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 18:21
ROFLMAO, maybe it's a girl thing.
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Reply By: rolande- Monday, May 10, 2004 at 19:12

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 19:12
Baz,
Rosco has his mounted on the outside of the trailer, may be worth a quick message to see how it has gone,
rolande
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 10:03

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 10:03
Thanks rolande, i'll do that.

Baz.
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Reply By: Crackles - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 19:44

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 19:44
Baz. Have mounted mine low down inside the bull bar (allows easy priming from creeks) & after 3 years have had no issue with it being in the elements. Protect it from sun & stone damage & it should be right. A quality plug also for the wires.
Cheers Craig............................
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 10:10

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 10:10
Thanks Craig, the good plugs will be on soon, getting it working properly was first and it is now so i'll be doing wiring this weekend making sure it is neat and out of the way.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Don (QLD) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 10:31

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 10:31
Thanks for the emails Baz, Pictures say it all.
Again thanks for your help.
Don
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 11:00

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 11:00
No worries, i thought they did'nt go cause they were'nt in the sent mail.

Baz.
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