|f4b-11 model 10-24690-01 to be specific. |
here's a url of the specs on the pump.
It's ignition proof. Anyone have experience with these pumps or this brand? I am setting up a ballast system and I think I may have a lead on some 1+ inch 12v actuated ball valves mad flow! :-D I already have a lead on some pretty awesome mega flow spring ball check valves if I go with aerator pumps for evacuation.
They also make these monsters! 1600gph
I know jabsco is like the de facto but is it worth looking @ other suppliers? The reversible "ballast" pump above is 9-12gpm where the ballast puppy is like 10 and double the johnson's list price.
|I looked at prices and the johnson pump discounted price without the switch is 194. Discounted price on the Jabsco is $205 to $220 which includes the switch. Priced about the same to me. The new Jabsco specs is 11gpm per there website.|
|I looked at the Johnson's, mostly because of the price difference from the Jabsco's. The big difference between the two is that the Jabsco ballast puppy has an automatic shutoff. |
Here's the issue with the Johnson pumps:
You WILL leave your pumps running at least once... With the Johnson pumps, that will leave you with a burnt-up impeller, or worse, needing an entirely new pump. I'm sure there are ways of wiring a relay in to prevent this... but for me, it just makes sense to pay a little more and get the pump that is built specifically for our application.
Hope that helps and good luck.
|I'm not defending johnson or anything but the site says: |
"Capable of pumping fresh or
sea water the pumpís robust design can handle the rigors of
continues duty usage, is reversible, & has a built in thermal overload
for added protection"
My biggest concern is if anyone will carry parts for the things. I will admit the site and branding looks very "offshore"
|I just ordered tsunami pump. They are only $40.00 a piece and pump 1200gph.|