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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:16 pm

I have one of those big ring pools that is no good. I was thinking of taking the pump and making some kind of compressor. It says it pumps 780 gallons of water per hour. Im wondering if this would be efficient as some kind of compressor. Maybe just to pump my cannons even. There is a small black part that removes from the bottom that is the actual pump. Also i would have to go get it to see for myself and its a bit late, but i was wondering if i will even output air? I would think so but im not sure.

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http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productD ... oid=214852
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Unread postAuthor: dudeman508 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:21 pm

You probably couldnt get much pressure out of it
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:22 pm

Thats is very unhelpful.
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:13 am

As much as i hate to agree with dudeman, that pump is built for moving water, and by no means withstand pressure. Sorry, but you're outta luck.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:17 am

dudeman508 is right though iisthemuffin, you will not get much out at all.

think of it as a leafblower but shityer lol

all it does it suck water in then move it
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:19 am

Yulp, i realised that. I jsut went out and got it. It more or less cycles water. Its not even a pump. Its pretty much plastic with a fan inside. The water is fed through the top by gravity and blown out the side by the fan.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:21 am

iisthemuffin wrote:Yulp, i realised that. I jsut went out and got it. It more or less cycles water. Its not even a pump. Its pretty much plastic with a fan inside. The water is fed through the top by gravity and blown out the side by the fan.
Wow you actually went out and bought it?wow....wow...wow
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:22 am

OH no! i had one way out in my back yard. I "went out" and got it. Haha im not that dumb.....
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:24 am

Well I mean, your signature does say "Poop." Hahaha sorry man, i had to :D
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:28 am

Haha. You know, i cant explain it. I dont have an obsession with poop, like the object, or anything, but i just...well i like the word...
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Unread postAuthor: clide » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:31 am

iisthemuffin wrote:Yulp, i realised that. I jsut went out and got it. It more or less cycles water. Its not even a pump. Its pretty much plastic with a fan inside. The water is fed through the top by gravity and blown out the side by the fan.


It's called a centrifugal pump http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_pump
It is a very common type of pump. A good one can create decent pressure with liquids, but not much at all with air.
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Unread postAuthor: iisthemuffin » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:32 am

Yea there wasnt really any air coming out of the exhaust. A little less than one of those small AA fans you get at like walmart.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:53 am

Due to the low density of a gas compared to liquids, centrifugal pumps do not work properly with air.
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