View Full Version : Small Pumps

06-25-2004, 12:06 AM
I need some small pumps, one for water with some kind of rust inhibtor in it. Flow rate doesn't have to be real hi.

The other one is for my electric hacksaw, just to keep the coolanr Lube, like ATF or Sawzit recirculating from the collection pan bad to a nossle over the blade.

Any one have a good and less expensive than some of the big supply houses source for these?



Herb W
06-25-2004, 12:19 AM
Jerry, are you in Canada now? Princess auto sells small submersible pumps. Can't remember the price but quite reasonable when they're on sale.

06-25-2004, 01:25 AM
Windshield washer pump?

Mike W
06-25-2004, 03:55 AM
I have used the small submersible ones, think one brand is Giant. I have used them on swamp coolers. I put a plastic bucket under the cooler so the water totally drains out of the cooler.

John Stevenson
06-25-2004, 05:07 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
Windshield washer pump?</font>

I tried these a while ago with not so good results.
Washers pumps are made for intermittant use and running then continious soon wore them out.

John S.

06-25-2004, 05:34 AM
Small aquarium type pumps like below work well for me.Been using one for a coolant pump for over a year will no problems
take care


06-25-2004, 08:02 AM
Jfsmith, if you are going to use a pump like the one motorworks suggested (and you dont want to wait on an ebay auction) try Jacks Aquarium on 161, east side. Had to buy one for the saltwater fish tank and they had the best price in town. If your still in Columbus that is.


Starting at $10.00 they might be worth a try. I have a little pump in a saw at work that noted "clean water only" on it. I put a little filter on so that it would not try to pump chips and it has worked for a year.
Good luck. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

06-25-2004, 08:59 AM
For the moment, I am like 5 minutes away from both Jacks and HF. On the 1st I will be in Quebec enjoying the Canada Day celebrationg and then we will return for the American Indepenedence Day celebrations.

Thanks, I will check these out.


Forrest Addy
06-25-2004, 09:08 AM
Sounds likeone of the pumps is for a TIG torch cooler. The perfectpump for that service (water service, low GPM, low pressure) is a carbonator pump from a soft drink dispenser.

You can get 'em sometimes for free from your local Coke and Pepsi wholesaler repair department. While you're bumming the carbonator pump ask them for a condensing coil from a small refrigeration unit. Some of them come with a fan.

06-25-2004, 05:20 PM
there are alot of good small aquaruim pumps out there.do an internet search under aquaruim pumps or powerheads.


07-02-2004, 07:46 PM
Well this is what I found, the aquarium pumps are for aeration.

The two less expensive pumps from H.F.


This one has a short lift of 16 inches at most

Where this one:

Has a lift of 59 inches.

The smaller one I will use for recirculating a lube/cpplant called Sawz It.

The other one I will on my gem faceting machine which is basically recirculating water to faceting laps (platens).

In the middle of all of this, I found that Adobe Acrobat 6 will let me cut and paste from MH CD to any windows program.


07-02-2004, 08:03 PM
Jerry, I hope there's no chance of there being metal chips in the coolant.

"Equipped with magnetic impeller..."


07-02-2004, 11:45 PM
I am planning on a aluminum mesh basket and a larger magnet under the drip pan. I salvage lots of magnets from car speakers, as well as the speakers the kids blow out and end up waiting for bulk collection garbage day.


[This message has been edited by jfsmith (edited 07-02-2004).]

07-03-2004, 10:22 AM

some aquaruim pumps can be used for aeration, but most are not. You have seemed to already made up your mind, I just want to say for other readers that if you need a small or large pump, there are great ones to be had from the aquaruim suppliers. I have over 10 pumps running on my 240 gallon coral reef tank, and some have been running for over 12 years, and not a one is being used for aeration.

see here for what my tank kinda looks like.


07-05-2004, 12:29 AM
What made up my mind was the availability of the HF pumps. There was no one to help me the pet store. I just read the labels on the boxes and all I saw were aeriation pumps. I am looking at lube pumps that jewelers use for their stone cutting, they have some that are meant to run with water and some anti rust meixed in.

Nice looking fish tanks that you have posted.