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Old 04-15-2012, 07:00 PM
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H.F. clear pump

Anybody rock'n one of these, for ur wvo set-up, and if so, does it tend to turn off/on? Mines' doin it, and not sure if its the filters causingthe resistance or its just a surge protector built in.

Also, if anyones' using the house filters, what psi (if gauge is on the filters) are acceptable before you know when to change them...thanks.
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thermal overload?

I know I have seen a ton of those clearwater HF pumps in use, some work well. I imagine yours might be a thermal overload since it probably isn't a 100% duty cycle motor. I have no experience with them though, clear water vs something made for oils...

I run a 1hp industrial motor (100% duty) connected to an oberdorfer gear pump. not the fastest in the world, but will withstand the heat of the oil, self priming, can run my CF and will pump straight crap without issue.

So far I have gone through 2 of the cheapy HF diesel refueler pumps and a GPI 15gpm (tried pumping cold creamy oil too long). The oberdorfer has a few 1000 gals on it now and I bought it used ($100). Bought the 1hp motor used as well, $50. The oberdorfers are very well made and made in the usa for over a hundred years. This is my recommendo.

on the whole house filters, if I have a 10-5-1 configuration, my 10 clogs and the 1 clogs, before the 5mic clogs, so be aware that all three don't need to be changed at the same time. Now, how to figure which one needs to be changed without a gauge on each is a trick for which I have no trick.

My whf cases are rated to 100psi at 120deg, I let my pressure creep up too 100 and change them. I blew a cheap cpvc valve early on because of some pulsing, what a mess . Everything is cast and brass now.
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THE OBERDORFERS...thats what they're called. I "searched" everywhere, wanting that design, but couldn't think of the proper name/word for it...Alright, also thats what "duty cycle" means, yea mine aint it. Was able to get a response from "ebay seller" and he said about it cut'n out if it got hot.. Wasnt sure at first, so yesterday, babysat the damn thing, because of it shuttting off, while switch was flipped,..not good, but seemed to wrk "alright". Realized theres a few "corks" in the filterinf system, one being the pump. If/when there will be a problem with it, theres no "union couplings" to isolate the exchange. I'll need to remove the valves, fittings..etc to get pump off. Whatta mess that'll be, so with lil oil i have now, i think nows the time to re-plum it...
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corks or quirks?

The quirks will probably never be worked out (I don't think mine ever will). I like think its a character thing. Sometimes I stand back and look at the madness that is my filtration area and think....

I'd get rid of the thermal overloaded "timer" method and put the pump on a $15 digital timer. Figure out how long to run it before it overheats and set timer to go off prior to that... this will save the pump's thermal switch from wearing out and any unforseen garage disaster.

Where are you in Cali?
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The quirks will probably never be worked out (I don't think mine ever will). I like think its a character thing. Sometimes I stand back and look at the madness that is my filtration area and think....

I'd get rid of the thermal overloaded "timer" method and put the pump on a $15 digital timer. Figure out how long to run it before it overheats and set timer to go off prior to that... this will save the pump's thermal switch from wearing out and any unforseen garage disaster.

Where are you in Cali?
hahaha...i sit back and wonder, wtf my neighbors think, whats goin on...lol I try and "process" through the day, cuz the smell of oil gets kick'n at night, if heated up then.

The timer idea is awesome, but i hardwired the switch. Wouldn't take much, but for the 35 buks i got on the pump, i'll do the filtration during the day, and babysit it...

In the rut of the I.E....Lake Elsinore. Come July, my 3yrs will be up, and be able then to keep the "first time buyer" grant. Then plan is to rentt his pad out and get closer to O.C., where my daughter is the other 1/2 of time...I went this route (wvo burning) for this reason, the drive to/from IE to OC everyday, for her school, and now wanna move closer...doesnt matter, i go to Glamis and river alot during their seasons...

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