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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Greenville, SC

    Default DIY Ballast Pump

    Looking for a quick option to put together a ballast pump for a couple fat sacs. Before I plumb anything in, I am going to take out a couple 400 lb ballast bags that I have laying around to test the surf wake with the bags in different locations. Just wondering if I can pickup a pump from walmart and some quick connect fittings from a depot or something. I would get it from wakemakers, but need it by tomorrow so I can head to the lake.

    Once I get them dialed in, I will plumb into my factory system, just don't want to start cutting into stuff until I know for sure.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Tallahassee, FL


    The problem if I remember is the Tsunami pump uses a 1 1/8" connection you can't find at HD or Lowe's. Anyone remember this? I once sanded down the bottom threads on one of these to make a lip that would take a 1" hose and a clamp.

    Later found out about this connector:

    More info here:

    Make sure you know what you are getting and how it connects. Avoid 1 1/8" if you can.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Keuka Lake, NY


    you will need this as well to quick connect.

    there's is one posted her in the classifieds for 75 bucks, buy it will save $$$
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    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2013


    you can heat the hose up and force it on the coupling

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