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    Default How do I determine specifications for a filter pump?

    I recently purchased a Wes Fab 7" short filter press with hand pump, and was looking for an electric pump to replace the hand pump. However, I realize I have no specifications for such a pump. It looks similar to my Guzzler on my vacuum system, but I have no idea if they are interchangeable. Can anyone say what I should be aiming for pump-wise?
    2017: added shut-off valves at several points on the main line, 66L made, 13L sold
    2016: Added Wesfab 7" Filter Press with hand pump, 96L sold
    2015: now 216 taps, added low vac (24" hg) to new Sugar Shack (24' x 16') w/400gal storage, 143.15L sold
    ​2014: now 150 taps, added 2 sump pumps to 12'x12' sugar shack w/100gal storage to CDL 18"x5', 2 chamber drop flue, 40L sold
    2013: 10 5/16 taps gravity to hose, boiled on BBQ

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    Most have a gear pump if they use electric. I switched to an air powered diaphragm pump
    William
    900 taps plus 1200 purchased sap
    3 X 12 Thor pans on a Brian design arch
    1986 Seprotech 900 RO

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiam View Post
    Most have a gear pump if they use electric. I switched to an air powered diaphragm pump
    Do you mean you use a compressor to drive the pump, if so, what powers the compressor? I should clarify. I don't so much care whether the pump is electric or air powered, only that I have electricity at the sugar shack so would rather use that instead of other fuel.
    Last edited by NTBugtraq; 03-26-2016 at 11:29 AM.
    2017: added shut-off valves at several points on the main line, 66L made, 13L sold
    2016: Added Wesfab 7" Filter Press with hand pump, 96L sold
    2015: now 216 taps, added low vac (24" hg) to new Sugar Shack (24' x 16') w/400gal storage, 143.15L sold
    ​2014: now 150 taps, added 2 sump pumps to 12'x12' sugar shack w/100gal storage to CDL 18"x5', 2 chamber drop flue, 40L sold
    2013: 10 5/16 taps gravity to hose, boiled on BBQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by NTBugtraq View Post
    Do you mean you use a compressor to drive the pump, if so, what powers the compressor? I should clarify. I don't so much care whether the pump is electric or air powered, only that I have electricity at the sugar shack so would rather use that instead of other fuel.
    Yes,I use a pancake compressor to run this pump.
    https://www.zoro.com/warren-rupp-dou...k9/i/G2116721/

    This model is rated to 220 degrees. Last year I used it on my 7" press even when only using 4-6 papers. Now I use it in my 10".
    William
    900 taps plus 1200 purchased sap
    3 X 12 Thor pans on a Brian design arch
    1986 Seprotech 900 RO

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiam View Post
    Yes,I use a pancake compressor to run this pump.
    https://www.zoro.com/warren-rupp-dou...k9/i/G2116721/

    This model is rated to 220 degrees. Last year I used it on my 7" press even when only using 4-6 papers. Now I use it in my 10".
    Alas, seems I get only pumps, not operating pumps. Is it how I am asking??
    2017: added shut-off valves at several points on the main line, 66L made, 13L sold
    2016: Added Wesfab 7" Filter Press with hand pump, 96L sold
    2015: now 216 taps, added low vac (24" hg) to new Sugar Shack (24' x 16') w/400gal storage, 143.15L sold
    ​2014: now 150 taps, added 2 sump pumps to 12'x12' sugar shack w/100gal storage to CDL 18"x5', 2 chamber drop flue, 40L sold
    2013: 10 5/16 taps gravity to hose, boiled on BBQ

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