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Old 01-05-2015, 20:11   #16
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Re: Remote bilge pump recommendation

Rheinstrom pumps are very good


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Re: Remote bilge pump recommendation

Iíve had good luck with Flojet. Iím just now replacing my 18 year old model 4125-114.
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I was under the impression that only diaphragm pumps can pull and push water, no? Vane pumps suck air, therefore I would think they are not be able to pull (prime) only push and cannot serve as a remote pump.
Basically positive displacement pumps can self prime and centrifugal pumps cannot. Positive displacement pumps include piston, diaphragm, vane, lobe, etc. Some are better at pulling a vacuum on the suction side (and thus self priming) than others. Tight clearances are essential to this abillity.
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