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Old 11-12-2010, 17:23   #16
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I had origionally thought that adding a Speed Seal when the existing Jabsco cover was working quite well in spite of the six bronze screws was a case of creeping kwakiutlISM but I finally decided that it was needed to cure my cronic slovenliness and procastination to doing preventative maintenence.
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Don't get the speed seal thing, I have replaced the bronze screws for SS ones under $2.00, replace my impeller 1 per yr. Put around 800 hrs a yr on. Turn the faceplate around and install it backwards the 2nd yr along with a new wear plate. By the 4th year new faceplate and new wearplate. To burn up an impellor indicates lack of water.
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Old 11-12-2010, 22:14   #18
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I have done the same thing but in the two times I have changed the Impeller it took me 45 minutes and the location is not obstructed. One of my main motivations was speeding up the process and making it so easy that it would get done. It was a psychological rather than a financial decision. Plus I know that If I suck in a plastic bag or a big piece of kelp and have to change the impeller under extremis and not at the dock I would pay a high premium on speed.
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Old 11-12-2010, 22:49   #19
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Plus I know that If I suck in a plastic bag or a big piece of kelp and have to change the impeller under extremis and not at the dock I would pay a high premium on speed.
You do have a sea strainer, I hope?

It's the little bits of a broken impeller that I'd worry about.
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Yep - I do have a large Bronze Perco strainer which because of the easy access it gets checked often and cleaned when needed.
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