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  • Replacement pump for still??????

    My Harbor Freight cheapo pump ($29.99) may be on its last leg. Doesn't seem to like the 20 degree weather much. Looking for a replacement/backup for my still. What do you guys like? My understanding is that the Northern Tool pumps are quite a bit better even though they look very similiar. I was also considering some of the Redline pumps which are quite a bit more $. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  • #2
    Northerntools tuthill pumps are good.

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    • #3
      Jason also sells a pump...he advertises it as a good centrifuge pump which means it handles high pressure well but it would be a good one and in the same price range as all the others really.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CHenry View Post
        Northerntools tuthill pumps are good.
        here it is, this is basically what i have only its a different model number and its a better pump than mine...this one has a 30 min. duty cycle and mine does not. Mine is kinda loud and i dont know about this one.
        http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...7963_200347963

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        • #5
          Clay is this the one you have?

          http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...6970_7738_7738

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HORSEMOVER View Post
            Thats the one i have goin gfrom my clean storage tote to my fillter hose...not on my still. See the thread about my filtration unit...i updated pics.
            That pump is fine for filling the tank with and only running for a short length of time but i have smelled what seemed like elec. burning comming from that little POS after running 10 minutes to fill the truck so i would NOT use it on my still under pressure and for longer cycle times. This pump i'm told doesn' like pressure.
            Its a POS just the same as the harbor freigh job but it has its place in my system for now.

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            • #7
              Heres another poption i like...I think i will try the redline 2000DD when I need another pump...its a little more $$ but not much and i almost bet its a quiet pump with some real guts.
              http://redlinepumps.com/lowcostpumpsmp2000dd.html

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                Heres another poption i like...I think i will try the redline 2000DD when I need another pump...its a little more $$ but not much and i almost bet its a quiet pump with some real guts.
                http://redlinepumps.com/lowcostpumpsmp2000dd.html
                Thats the one I was looking at. Actually I think you turned me on to that Redline one awhile back but I opted for the POS to see how it would work.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HORSEMOVER View Post
                  Thats the one I was looking at. Actually I think you turned me on to that Redline one awhile back but I opted for the POS to see how it would work.
                  Yeah well i now believe the blue pumps are okay for "some small" jobs...lol but the quality of these leaves much to be desired.
                  As i said, it works fine for movign oil from tote to tank but i wouldn't trust it to run long under pressure for an hour at a time with my still.
                  My tuthill pump has moved several thousand gallons and it keeps on going...and its fast, real fast but its also loud and annoying. The redline is the next one on my shopping list i think.

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                  • #10
                    Talked to the guys at Redline today and they said the MP2000 RSG is the cats azz for pumping cold oil. It better be for $499. Below is a link

                    http://redlinepumps.com/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CHenry View Post
                      here it is, this is basically what i have only its a different model number and its a better pump than mine...this one has a 30 min. duty cycle and mine does not. Mine is kinda loud and i dont know about this one.
                      http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...7963_200347963

                      Without going and checking the model number, I'm pretty sure this is the one I have. It's a good pump and it's fast, but it is LOUD....haha.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by HORSEMOVER View Post
                        Talked to the guys at Redline today and they said the MP2000 RSG is the cats azz for pumping cold oil. It better be for $499. Below is a link

                        http://redlinepumps.com/
                        I really do not see the difference in this pump and the 200DD for 225.00
                        Maybe the motor haas more horsies but the pump unit looks identicle. At half the price i would use the 225.00 model. If your using this on your still, your oil should be over 90*f when your filtering and i should flow just fine. Even if you were pumping cold oil, it should be fine. And you can always pick up a larger motor (this one is 1/3 HP) to put on it cheap.

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                        • #13
                          Same exact unit but has some kind of gear reduction system that is supposed to help not burning out the motor when pumping cold oil. I usually filter right around 100 - 110 degrees so no problems there just moving the oil into the hwt when it is 10 degrees in the barn. I guess I could always pick up a band heater for the settling drum.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HORSEMOVER View Post
                            Same exact unit but has some kind of gear reduction system that is supposed to help not burning out the motor when pumping cold oil. I usually filter right around 100 - 110 degrees so no problems there just moving the oil into the hwt when it is 10 degrees in the barn. I guess I could always pick up a band heater for the settling drum.
                            Is your drum metal?
                            I have seen guys drop a bucker heater in there drums for this purpose. This pump would still move the oil at 10* probably, It would just be slow and you might want to monitor how hot its getting and turn it off for a breather if it gets warm enough you can't hold your hand on it. Even if it sowed to 5 gpm, it would only take 10 minutes to move oil into the HWH and i wouldn't think that is long enough to burn it up. Is your oil fitration still in a room that actually gets that cold like a barn or something? My new shop hasn't gotten colder than 50* yet You can also install a HWH element into the barrel in the lower 2/3rds of the barrel, just don't forget and leave it on more than a couple hours.

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                            • #15
                              you might still try the northern tool blue pump like mine, i pumped oil the other day that was cloudy - had alot of animal fat in it and it was the consistancy of gravy and it pumped it fine. took about 10 minutes to pump 50 gallons on a 20 foot hose and about 5 feet of lift. And you can still heat your barrel to help speed this process.
                              Has your other pump quit completely or are you just thinking it will soon?

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