So, I have a water
cooled fridge, cruise
full time in the Caribbean
, and I am looking to replace my water
pump. I have found these 3 options out there, some are used by the fridge re-sellers, some I found by talking to people.
If anyone has any votes as to what to use, that would be great. They all seem to put out more water flow then needed by a single compressor
, and I have heard some people have "turned down" the pump by lowering the voltage to it. If anyone has experience doing that, please share it!
Basically, as we all are, I am looking for a long running, low maintenance
, low energy water pump.
Flojet 4105-512 (this is what I use now. Works ok, but clogs easily in the tropics, draws about .7amps in my installation
, but after 3 years of use, is in need of replacing. Frigoboat states this is the best pump available.)
Shurflu 8050-261-05 (it states the water flow is adjustable, but installers have told me its not, its set at .5gpm flow. Don't know much about this pump but one installer is recommending it.)
March 893-09 (50,000 hour run time, but does not self prime, which for me is OK as the pump and inlet will all be below the waterline anyway. States it draws 1amp, but curious as to what people have seen in real use.)
If anyone has other pumps, or other solutions, or thoughts on these I listed, please contribute to the thread as I know there are other water-cooled fridge people who want a better pump!