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Old 11-02-2006, 10:19 AM   #15
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Well that was interesting. I use the spell check that comes with Foxfire. I don't think I'll do that again.
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That post looked like Christmas!
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:25 AM   #16
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Don -

Thanks for your colorful reply. I'll give my original equipment a try our before deciding what fresh water components I want. Scott's brand new stainless tank probably should be on display - not hidden under the gaucho! Sounds very nice.

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Old 11-04-2006, 12:59 AM   #17
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Well Mark ,let me tell you it doesn't look all polished up and is dull looking .
I did want the medical stainless look at first .but I needed to be convinced by the stainless steel welder /fabricator guy I use that a pressure vessel needs to meet certain criteria ,meaning the thinner shiny sink type stainless would be too thin for a pressure tank ,so then 12" diameter tubing ,kinda like a stainless steel pipe with 1/8 stainless endcaps .It works well for sure ,but as
markdoane says ,the capacity is small ,about 20 gallons or so ,its a bit larger than the original tank .I must say the water tastes like tap water from city
sources not purified ,I just didn't want any more corrosion troubles ever.
It also is heavier too ,but its just abit more tongue weight I figure.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:54 AM   #18
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12v Grover pressure pump

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The tank in our 60 trdwnd was aluminum with the red Grover pressure pump
(they still make them )
Hi, Scott,

My Grover is black, and I just got the bad news that it would cost ~$300-400 to repair it (new windings, etc., etc.). Do you (or anyone) have any idea where I could find a similar one? I've actually called Grover and not gotten anywhere.

Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:10 AM   #19
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Try the wanted ads on this site. Someone should have one sitting around after they converted to the regular pump system. Ebay will always be a little high.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:32 PM   #20
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wow Lynn ,thats quite a steep price there !! Im surprized also Grover din't have some available help .I checked their website and the compressors they show look the same .I do have another Grover for a spare .i can check it
too see if it works .I also have another brand air pump from a motorhome
air over type as the grover ,it has a pressure switch too .i can check that out and also my local Rv place tomorrow wednesday.i then can let you know
whats up for you .by the way the electrical motor part is a very common
12volt DC motor ,used in other applications so it still may be able to get one.
since I have the spare Grover i will look at it and see what can be substituted
for the motor part if possible ,we'll get you fixed up there Lynn .

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Old 11-14-2006, 08:52 PM   #21
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1959newbie,

I checked out Grover ,their newer version (very much the same ) is
part # 1167 12 volt pump ,it would need a 45 psi cutoff switch ,easy to get.
they didn't show the price ,but J.C.Whitney has the same Grover compressor
is 199 dollars , part # ZX754712W still pretty high ,but cheaper for sure than 400 bucks. I still will be working on a better solution for you .

Back to you soon

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:32 AM   #22
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Thanks for your help, Scott! I'm still looking, too.
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Hello all. I've just rebuilt my Grover pump (no oil -- siezed up -- cleaned, added oil to crankcase) and it works fine except the pressure control won't shut off the pump. It pumps up to 70# and I get nervous and shut it off. I've backed the adjusting nut that sits atop the spring in the switch to the end of the threads. Still runs. I can force the arm with a screwdriver and make the switch shut off the pump.

Could it be the diaphragm? Can they be replaced, or do I have to buy a new pressure switch? The brand of the switch is "Lic" (that's the logo on the switch cover). Google doesn't help me find them. There might be a Square D brand that would work, but which one? Or would a Square D rebuild kit have the diaphragm that I need?
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