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tazz3069
12-16-2008, 06:38 PM
I went online to purchase new Tsunami 1200 pumps for my upgraded Ballast System. Now I came across two, so I think, different pumps, one is call the Aereator and the Ballast Pump. What is the difference if any?

One other question. Why is the pump kit with the hose $60.00 more than the pump without the Hose?

tazz3069
12-16-2008, 07:16 PM
Never mind the post. I found the answer. I feel like an idiot.

zegm
12-17-2008, 09:56 PM
Well if you were buying a pump for a bass boat or more likely an offshore boat an aerator might make more sense! :D But you know next summer I might just drop a line off the LS!

tazz3069
12-17-2008, 10:36 PM
I hope you mean a wake board line. HAHA

Sled491
12-18-2008, 01:06 AM
Tazz, the one is to keep your Stripers fresh in the beer cooler, no?

zegm
12-18-2008, 04:53 PM
I would imagine with all the livewell, fresh water, raw water pumps already out there there would be no reason to come up a newly designed pump for ballast bags. I believe that maybe a sticker change on an existing design would be all you would see.

tazz3069
12-18-2008, 10:03 PM
Ed--
What does a waterbed adapter look like?

Hillbilly
12-19-2008, 12:02 AM
The blue thing I think is what he means.

Roachman
12-19-2008, 11:49 AM
Tazz, let me know how that upgrades works for you. I have been thinking about it as well.

tazz3069
12-20-2008, 05:28 PM
Roachman--
I just got my new pumps in. I have already taken apart my sprinkler system. HAHAHA. I just need the intakes now. I ordered two more. I will be using the existing 3/4" for the front ballast. I am ordering two 1" scoops for the rear ballast. I am going to try something with the bags in the rear. I want two 400 lb bags with a shut off valve. That way, I can turn the valve and fill the second tank on that side if anyone wants to surf. We tried this with a bag that my brother-in-law lent me went we went out last. Awesome surfing wave. I will post pictures as soon as I start the new install.

moombadaze
12-20-2008, 06:19 PM
Tazz, are you upgrading to the new 09 system?????

tazz3069
12-20-2008, 06:54 PM
Not really. I am removing my old 500GPH pump with the sprinkler valve system for the 3 bags and replacing everything with 3 1200GPH Tsunami pumps and adding two more intakes. Wanted to go with the Jasco pumps. A bit expensive right now. I just wanted more wakeboarding time and less time waiting for the tanks to fill.

Sled491
12-20-2008, 08:14 PM
Tazz are you cutting two more pickups through your hull?

tazz3069
12-21-2008, 11:14 AM
Yes. I have been searching for the items that I need. I already have the pumps. Just ordered the third on Saturday. I found the a websight for the brass intakes. There are three manufactures to choose from. Perko, Graco, Conbraco. I think I found a manufacturer that can make a 1 3/8" to a 1" reducing PVC Threaded coupler. When I have everything at my house. I am going to put it together to see how it looks and the placement of the two new pumps. Then I will start drilling. Of course, I will be using the existing intake for one of the pumps. I need to see if I can remove the 3/4" threaded rod. The existing intake goes from 1" to 3/4" . I do not want to have the 3/4" at all. I might even change out all hoses to 1" as well. Have not thought that far yet.

Mikey
12-21-2008, 06:47 PM
Speaking from a plumbers stand point,is it truely necessary for 1 3/8 to 1'' as 1 3/8 isn;t a common tread size but 1 1/2 to 1'' are. You should be able to use galvanized or brass fittings for this and do a reduction or a fitting that does that for you.You could try a Home depot in plumbing or irrigation parts for this or try going to an actual plumbing wholesaler and hopefully find parts that will work for you. Hope this helps.

tazz3069
12-22-2008, 08:24 AM
Mikey--
I have been to Home Depot, Lowes, and plumbing supply houses. Nobody has the 1 3/8" fitting. Attwood (Tsunami Pump) has a connector that goes from 1 3/8" to 3/4" I am going to call them today to see if they make one for a 1" connection.
Tazz

moombadaze
12-22-2008, 11:22 AM
Tazz, take lots of pictures and keep us updated please.

tazz3069
12-22-2008, 08:05 PM
I will. I just need a few more paarts to complete the items needed for the project. I will post everything that I purchased and were. I will also post pictures of the assembled unit before it goes in the boat and the location of the holes that I make. The only thing that need to wait is the time it takes to fill up the 400lb bag.