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Re: [Killietalk] Air pumps
If you intend to drive air through airstones, I would use your diaphragm
compressor, over the blower. Of course, as you noted, a LPP would be a very
wise investment. I think Jehmco gives a discount to AKA'ers. They did for
----- Original Message -----
From: <bill_martin at und_nodak.edu>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Air pumps
>> Before you go any farther you must listen to the pumps and decide
>> whether the
>> noise is acceptable. You also should look at the amperes or
>> wattage of each.
>> If they are more than 60 watts or 0.5 amps, you would be foolish
>> to turn them
>> on when a Jehmco linear piston air pump will run that many tanks
>> and pay for
>> itself in electricity and maintenance costs within the first year.
>> Lee Harper
>> Media, PA
> Thank you all for your help. I didn't have any idea about operation
> While the LT26 (which is actualy a diaphragm pump) is noisey, it's in
> the basement and I can live with it. Since I haven't set up a
> permament manifold system, I can easily change it with the only cost
> being the PVC tubing. The blower is rated at 1.1 amps or about 130
> wats, I'll have to check on the LT26.
> Maybe the best bet is to sell both the pumps and get a true linear
> piston pump.
> Is there anything else I should consider.
> Bill Martin
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