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Old 06-07-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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I have just tested this pump, and at 120 RPM got a flow rate of 4 USGPM or 15 litres!

I hope no one minds me re-posting this here as I put it in the wrong place initially ("peristaltic pumps" in the equipment section.) And I do not know how to rename the title or move it, so perhaps a moderator could do that for me and put the previous posts here instead.

I will follow this up with more details if there is interest in others constructing these pumps, but for now it is looking very promising, and cheap.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:03 PM   #3
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Definitely interested. Especially if you have a parts list.

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Old 06-08-2009, 05:06 AM   #4
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:35 AM   #5
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What is the ID and length of the tubing you are using? The 4 GPM is a very impressive flow rate for a peristaltic pump and motor of this size.

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Old 06-08-2009, 12:10 PM   #6
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Very nice. I would like to see more. Also a volume test with the outlet 3 feet above the pump.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:28 PM   #7
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Yes, definitely want to know more.

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Old 06-08-2009, 01:32 PM   #8
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Very nice. I would like to see more. Also a volume test with the outlet 3 feet above the pump.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:36 PM   #9
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Best part is, it doesn't take up much room!
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:49 PM   #10
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I'd be interested in building one of these as well, throw it on the stack of projects to do
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