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Old 29 April 2012, 18:51   #1
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Flushing without a mains water source.

I tried a little experiment yesterday-I ran up the Yam on the Searider to dewinterise it using a 25 litre container with a hozelock fitting and the muffs.

I only intended to get water into the impeller to stop it being damaged while I ran it for a few seconds. However, the results were far better than I expected.
The muffs were strapped on tightly to prevent leakage and the impeller sucked the water out of the drum far faster than normal gravity feed (probably not a good idea to use too flexible a hose for it or it'll be sucked flat).

It was peeing like normal and I ended up running it 'til the container got close to empty.



It's rather handy as I can now flush the motor anywhere I can fill a container.
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Old 30 April 2012, 09:47   #2
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Firewall here killing utube - how long did it run for?
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Old 30 April 2012, 10:17   #3
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I got a big builders tub from Jewsons for a tenner and filled that then dropped the leg in, the inlet holes on my 60 are about an inch under the surface.
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With the possibility of water restrictions I got hold of an old plastic cold water tank, the sort you have in the attic. Mounted it on a piece of 18mm ply with some casters I had lying about. It has a lid on it to stop it getting crud in it when I am not using it and the dilution from any salt getting into it should be minimal if I change the water from time to time.

I can wheel it to the tap to avoid using a hose pipe and the rectangular shape makes it easy to drop the leg straight into it on the ptt too.

Gotta say having say a 25 litre container that can be filled up any where and set up on muffs would be ideal if you were away from your regular storage place or had no easy water supply
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Firewall here killing utube - how long did it run for?
About 2 minutes at a guess-I wasn't timing it. The vid is only 16 seconds as I didn't think to video it til I was nearly finished.

As it's a minimum hour and a half home from anywhere I launch I rather like the idea of being able to flush as soon as I get it out of the water wherever I am. It's usually a little late to be running on muffs when I get back into storage.
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