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Post by matt86 on Sun Feb 09 2014, 16:43

Yesterday i picked up a new pump , went into shed to have a better look at 9Pm next thing a pile of bits  Laughing 

needs a bit of clean inside as full of limscale ..

http://s957.photobucket.com/user/matty1986boom/media/008_zpsfc176573.jpg.html













Plan for attack is just a general clean and get the limescale out and piece back together with new gland packing make a frame for it to sit on and a repaint at a later date .

Anyone know any good chemical i can use to remove limescale ?

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Post by Abes on Sun Feb 09 2014, 18:44

What did it look like prior to you taking the tools to it lol aint seen one before

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Post by matt86 on Sun Feb 09 2014, 18:45

aint got a picture of that abes , you will have to wait .

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by Lewis MacRae on Sun Feb 09 2014, 19:04

Nice pump!

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Post by matt86 on Sun Feb 09 2014, 19:24

Cheers lewis

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by callum12 on Sun Mar 09 2014, 12:33

i'd just use general limescale remover for toilets to get rid of the limescale. i don't know if it will affect the paint though.
it will look good when it's finished.
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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by matt86 on Sun Mar 09 2014, 14:14

good point i need to actually upload some pictures as its all been cleaned up and both parts are in red oxide now , just a few small bits to clean up and paint then

limescale i order some industrial scale remover and caustic soda and the caustic sode stripped the paint well but it went brown with rust so took wire brush on angle grinder to it .

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by Lewis MacRae on Sun Mar 09 2014, 15:42

what are you going to power it from?

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Post by matt86 on Sun Mar 09 2014, 17:10

an engine  Shocked 

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Post by Lewis MacRae on Sun Mar 09 2014, 17:12

what engine Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 

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Post by matt86 on Sun Mar 09 2014, 17:16

petter most probably !

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by matt86 on Sun Mar 09 2014, 19:07

a update got the main parts cleaned up and painted in red oxide













next job is another coat of red oxide on the pump body and clean up all the bolts and make a cork gasket and assemble it and give a coat of top coat once back together .

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by matt86 on Tue Mar 11 2014, 21:10

done another coat of paint on the pump and made a quick cork gasket tonight as you can see most of the hard work done .





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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by matt86 on Thu Mar 13 2014, 21:52

got the 2nd topcoat on now





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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by kevjhnsn on Fri Mar 14 2014, 05:36

matt
its coming up nicely
and the rotar aint come up to bad either mate,from that lime white lump you started with
soon be blasting the water out fingers crossed
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Post by matt86 on Fri Mar 14 2014, 07:27

Cheers,

Can't see why shouldn't work as nothing to it that can go wrong. A impeller that's it!

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by Villiers on Fri Mar 14 2014, 15:07

[quote="matt86"]Cheers,

Can't see why shouldn't work as nothing to it that can go wrong.  A impeller that's it!

Matt[/quote]

I can. If that cork gasket moves the casing to far away from the impeller then the pump will not pump.

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Post by matt86 on Fri Mar 14 2014, 15:16

Good point there Rob! But if it does I got a pattern made from card that I can just use a paper gasket smeared with rtv!

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by kevjhnsn on Sat Mar 15 2014, 01:43

Villiers wrote:
matt86 wrote:Cheers,

Can't see why shouldn't work as nothing to it that can go wrong.  A impeller that's it!

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I can. If that cork gasket moves the casing to far away from the impeller then the pump will not pump.
or shaft seals weep or spray ect mate

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Post by matt86 on Sat Mar 15 2014, 11:04

kevjhnsn wrote:
Villiers wrote:
matt86 wrote:Cheers,

Can't see why shouldn't work as nothing to it that can go wrong.  A impeller that's it!

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I can. If that cork gasket moves the casing to far away from the impeller then the pump will not pump.
or shaft seals weep or spray ect mate

dont be so sure kev it hasn't got any seals  tongue 

only got gland packing and no bearings just bronze bushes .

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by kevjhnsn on Sat Mar 15 2014, 23:37

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so what is gland packing for if not to make a water proofish seal then  Rolling Eyes ???
atleast you dont need £140 worth of 3/4inch square gland for your pump,
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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by matt86 on Sun Mar 16 2014, 16:33

kev i have the right size packing in stock anyway  Very Happy 

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by matt86 on Sun Mar 23 2014, 20:48

been rather busy on this got it all back together now with a new gasket and new gland packing , pipework all made and painted and made a start on the trolley now , all i have to do is make the frame for the tank to sit on as you can see its just been blocked up for now . Once that its on with the paint .





not long now till its 1st outing

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Re: Ruston rotary pump

Post by matt86 on Fri Mar 28 2014, 21:37



trial run on the pump with the petter , needs more work on the tank and trolley yet !

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