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  • Pool Pump Motor

    I have a pool pump and motor, works fine. Any reason to not trash it? Uses?

    Its not even a spare, its totally different than the one on my pool. I got too much junk!!!
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  • #2
    Send it to me. I have a friend who needs one.
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    • #3
      They are pretty high speed, 3450 RPM usually, though some are two speed and there are some new ones that are full variable speed.

      Had one for a long time and never used it. Didnt have a lot of torque for what we needed.

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      • #4
        Heck no, don't throw it away! A friend gave me one with wallered out pump & motor shaft. I fixed the shaft, trashed the rest and made a buffer/polisher out of it. Cheap! (I love cheap.)
        Milton

        "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

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        • #5
          I would say no because they are continuous duty motors and normally .75hp or larger.

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          • #6
            They tend to have non-standard shafts with threaded ends. If you want a pump, that's one thing, but as a general purpose motor, it gets harder to use them.

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            • #7
              If you decide to scrap it ask your scrap dealer if they have a better price for motors before throwing it in with your regular scrap.
              Cameron Watt: Welder, blacksmith, egotist.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DICKEYBIRD
                Heck no, don't throw it away! A friend gave me one with wallered out pump & motor shaft. I fixed the shaft, trashed the rest and made a buffer/polisher out of it. Cheap! (I love cheap.)
                I may try this. Good idea!
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                • #9
                  A special end might be an issue, but I have a 1725 rpm TEFC motor that was a poolpump replacement which I am using on my air compressor. Regular shaft.

                  Cost me a big $5 new and unused...... the smaller motor is good for the compressor because it has to run from an inverter and battery solar setup in a shed. I turned down the pulley to compensate for less power.
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                  • #10
                    I did a few seperate projects with them when I was in high school. One involved watering a rather remote piece of lawn using a pond as the water supply to avoid needing hundreds of feet of garden hose (the land owner had plenty of extension cord). The other (for same owner) was a homebrew water fountain for his lawn using the pump and a small nozzle to increase the pressure. Since you have the pump I say use it. Electric motors are a dime a dozen, so no use wasting a perfectly good pump.

                    Machinery related idea - how about using it to add coolant to a machine?
                    Last edited by justanengineer; 02-28-2011, 09:48 AM.
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