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Shurflow Va Aquamist

Old 06-07-2004, 10:53 PM
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One of my Aquamist pumps died and I need to replace it , I use two because I put together a fairly high flow system, anyway , I recently came across the Shurflow pumps (looking at the "do it yourself" kits) and it seems that one of those can outperform my two Aquamist pumps !! . Anyone using these pumps ? , how good are they ? , do they actually work as good as they say ? , and the price is QUITE a lot cheaper than the Aqua. !! , by the way anyone know if the pump in the pic is actually a Shurflo pump , I already bought it for $40.00 , its rated at 2 gpm and 220psi !! ?
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:55 PM
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shurflow pumps are used in marine applications, im sure you can

find a **** load of pumps if thats what you need, that looks like

someone put a label on top of another pump
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:56 PM
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exactly what I'm thinking , and it looks like a Shurflow.
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:58 PM
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either way $40 aint bad
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Old 06-08-2004, 08:07 PM
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I am currently using a shurflow pump with two 3.5 gph misters. The only thing I don't like about the shurflow pump is, it will not hold a constant pressure. There working range is from 30-45psi. At 45psi the pump turns off and will not turn on until the pressure drops to 30 psi. So the misters are operating at different water pressure. I bench tested my set up and you can visually see more water being sprayed at different times of pump operation. Does the Aquamist pump hold a constant working pressure?

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Old 06-08-2004, 09:19 PM
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No the Aquamists' pressure also falls as water is being injected , but the pump starts sooner , maybe you need to adjust or even change the switch for one with a higher setting and maybe add an accumulator to the system to give you a reserve so that the system doesnt cycle as much . Guys with the high (100psi) pressure/ flow (1.6-1.8 gpm) pump say that the pump rarely starts and when it does its only for about 3-5 seconds at a time.
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:55 AM
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Ok this may be a little off-topic but is related... can i mount the water tank in the trunck... if yes then from where do i take the pipe??



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Old 06-09-2004, 05:15 PM
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Ordered a few more misters and another valve to add a intercooler sprayer to the system. This should make the pump cycle faster and make the water pressure a little more stable. http://www.turbomirage.com/water3.html This is what I am running. And adding a intercooler sprayer.

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Originally Posted by Rotorfreak' date='Jun 9 2004, 07:55 AM
Ok this may be a little off-topic but is related... can i mount the water tank in the trunck... if yes then from where do i take the pipe??



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Yes you can mouny it in your trunk / hatch , thats where I have mine , as for the other part or your question , I don't understand what you're asking.
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Originally Posted by sleeper7' date='Jun 9 2004, 04:15 PM
Ordered a few more misters and another valve to add a intercooler sprayer to the system. This should make the pump cycle faster and make the water pressure a little more stable. http://www.turbomirage.com/water3.html This is what I am running. And adding a intercooler sprayer.

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I'm with DuMaurier 7 on this. If you put in a accumulator and a check valve (does the pump have a check valve in it? if so, no need for extra check) the pump won't have to cycle as much and more importiantly the pressure will be more stabilized.
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