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    Both of mine are outside. My BB4 piston pump ...

    Both of mine are outside. My BB4 piston pump (before Babson Bros became Surge) is in the open, no cover. My Surge 75-100 is under a tarp canopy. I took an old vendor tent and just used a part of the...
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    On the one for the 30, I used an old hinge I...

    On the one for the 30, I used an old hinge I found, it is badly warn now. On the one for the 75-100 I welded 3 black nipples 1/2" x 2 each, spaced about 2 1/16 apart to the base and welded 2 of the...
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    On my Alamo 30 I used the same belt for 7 years...

    On my Alamo 30 I used the same belt for 7 years before it needed replacing. On the Alamo 75-100 I changed to 2 new belts every second year. I only had one time when I had belt failure. That was when...
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    Besides needing to refuel 2x a day, what other...

    Besides needing to refuel 2x a day, what other issues did you have. I ran this pump on a 6.5 Honda for 4 seasons with no issues and the Alamo 30 I'm replacing has run 9 seasons on a 6.5 Honda too. At...
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    I'll be able to let you know in 2-3 weeks if a 9...

    I'll be able to let you know in 2-3 weeks if a 9 will do it. That is what I have that is going on the same pump you have. I will see what vacuum I can get with that. When I had a 6.5 on it, I could...
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    That looks the same size as my larger one, to get...

    That looks the same size as my larger one, to get more than 17" you need a bigger engine and at least a 3" or 3.5" engine double pulley. Then put on a remote gas tank. I will be using 2@4.5 gal each....
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    Mine is 10" on the pump on both my Alamo 30 and...

    Mine is 10" on the pump on both my Alamo 30 and on my Alamo 75-100. Some members on here can tell you how many CFM you will get at specific RPM's. My engines do not run wide open but at about 3/4...
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    As said, if the 4.5 electric was right you need...

    As said, if the 4.5 electric was right you need at least a 9 HP to run it. I ran a bigger Alamo on a 6.5 Honda but could only get 17" vacuum because even with the weight of the engine on it the 2...
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