Flojet shower pump

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 12:31
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Hi,

Has anyone found a cheaper alternative to the Flojet pump range?? Intend setting up a shower pump under the camper and am sick of replacing the cheap 12 volt shower pumps. The Flojet are good quality but a tad expensive.
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Reply By: Member - Tony G (ACT) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 12:35

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 12:35
The two that spring to mind are the Flow Jet and the Sure Flow, both around the same price but work well as a shower pump.

I prefer the Flow jet as I use one on a spray tank for spot spraying and one for the water pump on the camper as well as one for a shower, all work really well.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:53

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:53
Thanks.
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:04

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:04
Yes , there is another.

Cant for the life of me remember the name however, They are available from Camping/Caravan Shows. They have a full range (from the bigger suckers to little ones) , and probably Chinese imports (just a guess). They are priced a heap cheaper then the Flowjet etc alternatives.

I bought a little one for the CT kitchen (only a couple of litres per minute), and cost me $50.

I'll see if I can dig up a name for them.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:14

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:14
Ecopumps . . . Thats the mob I think

http://www.ecopump.com.au/index.htm

From Ebay

FL2202

ECOPUMP

12 VDC/ 2.6 litre/ 35psi

WATER PUMP

12 mths warranty

Continual Flow

Used for water including salt, water based chemicals and more.

Auto pressure switch on/off

Rubber mounts

Not glued so is servicable

Used for: Spot spraying, Caravan sink supply, showers, Ponds and water features and much more.

Self priming

small in size approx: 15cm long

Very popular

IN STORE PRICE $96.00

I'm 99.9% sure this is the size I have , but I paid $50 at the Cvan Show.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:54

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:54
Thanks Flappa, you got your's for a bargain.
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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:39

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 13:39
There's a lot of cross over products that suit campers/4WD in boating stores.

Whitworths for example have a Rule 800 GPH 12V Bilge Pump for $60, or a Rule 360 GPH 12V Bilge Pump for $27. Either should keep you wet :-)
www.whitworths.com.au

Tim

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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:54

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:54
Thanks never thought of Whitworths.
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 16:33

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 16:33
Try this:

Marine and recreational pumps

Smooth Operation

Includes strainer

3 tube adaptors

Self Priming

Silent running

low power draw

runs dry without damage

easy connecting system

Open Flow 3.3 GPM (12.4L/Min)

Volts - 12 VDC

AMPS - 7.5A

pressure setting - 35 psi (0.86 Mpo)

dimensions - 21 x 11 x 11cm

Powered by 12V battery (not included) (utilising red and black metal tip cables)

Recommended Retail Price: $149

DealsDirect Price: only $89 + $9 Shipping (Australia-wide) at this price, you'd better hurry! They're sure to sell out fast!

LINK: http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=978
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:53

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 17:53
Thanks, that's a good price.
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Follow Up By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 18:02

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 18:02
I've got one of these, Deals Direct

Works fine,

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:39

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:39
Thanks Geoff,

Can't tell from the specs but I'm guessing it has a pressure switch, does it??? Don't want to put in water proof switches so definitely want the unit to switch off when tap is turned off.
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Follow Up By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:46

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:46
Hello Austravel,
Mine has a pressure switch,

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:54

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:54
Thanks Geoff, just went ahead and brought one.
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Reply By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 20:16

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2006 at 20:16
Watch the flow rate - I have a SurFlow which is 12 lpm - I wouldn't want anything less..

Some of the above are also 12 lpm at a cheaper price, so may be a good buy..

Some of them are only 4lpm - beware unless you only have a small back to wash ;-)

Cheers,

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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:39

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 09:39
Thanks Ivan, was wondering the same thing about min flow rates.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 10:07

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2006 at 10:07
Thats true.

I have a seperate Flowjet shower pump . . . This small one is purely for kitchen duties , not shower duties.
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