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RE: Will a honda eu2000i power a 9 Amp Wayne PLS100 water pump?

Yikes. The killer is the capacity? We fill 55 gallon plastic drums then when we take them home they are re-pumped into 800 gallon tanks on our roof. The foot valve has a screen. The 1" bung is set 1-1/2" from the bottom to allow debris to sump. I checked out the Jacuzzi brand and they make some efficient pumps but the price makes them less than attractive. That sounds interesting.. I'm also interested in gravity fed water instead of using my noisy rv water pump because I could elevate my tank, but I wondered how high and if it would be enough pressure to shower. I imagine with only .43 psi per foot, I would need 10' higher just to get 5 psi and then regular rv 1/2" water piping would greatly limit the gpm. Consider a shallow well jet pump. Flotec model FP4012 can draw water up 25' and the maximum head is 179'. Thanks for the foot work on that Flotec model FP4012 time2roll! I will consider it. My question on amazon about the wayne pump was sort of answered.. "Our units are tested for ac requirement usage only - the running amps on the PLS100 is9 running - start ranges 3 to 5 times the running. Regards, Bob"
rerod 06/18/18 05:05am Tech Issues
RE: Will a honda eu2000i power a 9 Amp Wayne PLS100 water pump?

Chris Bryant has an excellent bit of advice. The small one-handlebar Honda pump is a real powerhouse provided the maximum lift ability isn't approached. The little guy simply knocks the socks off a third horsepower DC pump. That pump has 30' of 6/2 cable and is used to fill tanks from the rio Chuta when the village well decides to sleep-in. It pushes water uphill about 20' from the 6' long intake hose and foot valve. Your absolutely right mexicowanderer. It would be so much easier up and down the hill and safer by the edge of the water. Less gpm though.. It's not so much the money but more of not owning another internal combustion engine while being able to dual purpose the electric.
rerod 06/17/18 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Will a honda eu2000i power a 9 Amp Wayne PLS100 water pump?

I asked this same question on amazon questions about the Wayne PLS100.. I have yet to get a answer and don't think I want to be the guinea pig.
rerod 06/17/18 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: Will a honda eu2000i power a 9 Amp Wayne PLS100 water pump?

I ran a 1/3 HP sump pump with a Honda 2000 when I had it. (might be 1/2 hp but the label is off) The 1000 I had would not run it. 1/10 hp should be easy. 1 hp probably not due to start up surge. What is the lift, pressure and volume you need? The last camp site I had, we had maybe a 10' lift.. I looked at other secluded camp sites that had about 50' down to the creek and know my little giant 1/10 HP pump would never do that. The water doesn't pressurize anything and simply dumps into a 125 gallon holding gallon tank. I'm not to worried about how long it takes. Just if it will do it in under a hour. Not answering your question, but I have a real nice little Honda water pump that pumps great. Tiny little thing, 1/4 the size of the eu2000. Not sure if cost though I'm also considering the Honda WX10.. But Iv got to many gas engines I barely use as it is! I could also use the Wayne PLS100 electric pump at my farm to irrigate my garden, so it would have more than one use unlike the honda gas water pump. I also read in the reviews for the Wayne PLS100 that one owner compared it to a honda WX10 he had and the Wayne out performed it.. But it would really stink if I bought the Wayne, and my 2000i wouldnt power it..
rerod 06/16/18 12:54pm Tech Issues
Will a honda eu2000i power a 9 Amp Wayne PLS100 water pump?

Hello people. I pump treated colorado stream water to a shower holding tank when boon docking and had lift problems with the little giant 110v 1/10 HP pump I have and would like to replace it. Would my eu2000i power the Wayne PLS100 Utility/Sprinkler pump? It says it draws 8.5 amps, but I cant find startup amps. Thanks! https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200311411_200311411 A couple of comments on amazon sounds like its marginal.. "I supply this pump with a 1500 Watt continuous 12VDC inverter, which can supply 3000W peak. The pump uses about 975 Watts while running steady but exceeds the 3000W peak power of the inverter when starting with a 50 ft long 3/4" garden hose full of water attached. When the hose is empty or detached, the pump can start. If I had it to do over, I would supply the pump with a 3000W continuous inverter. see less" And.. "This little pump has worked well for me. I have put about 50 hours use in it and it has only shut down once due to overheat using over 100 feet of extension cord. It will run two impulse (50ft. radius) sprinklers from my 2000 watt Honda generator. Three sprinklers only shoot about 40-45 ft. Switch is handy. I might should even give it five stars, but the handle (also handy) bolts vibrated out. And "I rewind motors for a living and I always get guys trying to start motors with generators. What they don't seem to get is the start up amperage of a motor is way more than the run amperage. This usually leads to under voltage during start up and either kicking off the overload, popping the start capacitor or toasting the start winding. Trying to start 1hp motor of any brand on a 12 amp generator is just stupid. The motor will need about 20 for start up alone without any load on it. "
rerod 06/16/18 10:52am Tech Issues
RE: 1985 Carri-Lite 5th wheel, aluminum for rough roads?

I spent all last summer boondocking with my 35' 5th wheel in different National Forests of Colorado and it's more height than length you'll have to worry about. Finding info on the older Carriges-Carri lites is tough but the Carriages where built pretty stout. Hi Itinerant1. Boondocking with a 35' 5th wheel? Wow! I guess it just depends on where you try to go.. I don't remember any low branch's going up Cumberland pass from pitkin, but plenty if you venture off the main road. There are though a few tight steep switch back's I would have never made with my old bumper pull. Pretty much everywhere I rode and explored on my dirt bike looked to sketchy to try with my rig. I'll keep lookin for a <24' fifthwheel I guess, because turns out the Carriges Carri-lite I found has hail damage not mentioned or pictured until now.
rerod 09/23/17 05:50pm Fifth-Wheels
1985 Carri-Lite 5th wheel, aluminum for rough roads?

Hello everyone.. I sold my big featherlite and tow rig, and I'm now shopping for something smaller I could tow up forest service roads in colorado. These roads are rough and narrow with pot holes and wash boarded areas. But the biggest hurdle for a trailer are the tight switchbacks and getting turning around.. So, I figured a short, lifted 23' 5th wheel might be a great choice.. Iv been reading about how some Carri-Lite's were constructed from aluminum. Would the 1985 Carri Lite 5th wheel I'm considering be one of those? And would it survive the forest service roads I want to explore, or is it wooden stick built and best suited for smooth paved roads? Thanks
rerod 09/23/17 11:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 4x4 hauler that fits under a 7' garage door?.

Since you're looking at 15-20 year old trucks if you're thinking Vortec 350s, ALL of them will fit with even more room to spare. The GMT 800 3/4 tons may have been under 6' tall even, or close. The 5.3, 5.7 and 6.0 gas engines have been recommended. But I'm also considering a V8 Jeep because of the colorado passes Id like to drive. Previous trips when I was alone I rode the dirt bike everywhere. But I have a guest now and want to show her how beautiful the high country is. She's ok with a Oz-tent and cots so I bet I could get ultimatemxhauler.com on the back of a jeep. And have a second 2" receiver below it to pull a very small off road trailer for the tent and gear.
rerod 08/17/17 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 4x4 hauler that fits under a 7' garage door?.

Thanks everyone.. I still have a backyard gravel runway the city made me build to park the toyhauler. I will park the new smaller trailer or camper back there. But I need the truck to fit the garage when I work on it. This is what I need. https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/rvs/d/2011-ext-warranty-250-4x4/6256192386.html
rerod 08/16/17 02:45pm Tow Vehicles
4x4 hauler that fits under a 7' garage door?.

Hi people.. Iv sold everything.. I sold my 24' toyhauler mainly because it's to big for little ole me, and I need to get far away from the noisy crowded camp grounds next time I go. I also just sold my cummins 5 speed E350 van, mainly because it didn't fit under my 7x16 garage door. It's also not the 4x4 I should have bought to drive up fire roads in colorado and again, the huge toyhauler is gone and dont need a cummins. So now I'm sitting here with a pile of cash but not sure on what truck or 4x4 vehicle to look for. I don't buy new and I'm ok to travel for a vehicle I want even though Iv had mixed results.. I need a 4x4 vehicle that's no taller than 6'10" I need to haul one DR-Z400S enduro. I need a place to sleep for two but not sold on Roof top tents. I'd like a few of the amenities my toyhauler provided, but in off road capable size. Thinking oz tent with cots maybe. Maybe a vortec 5.7, or 6.0 4x4 truck and a bed camper I could remove with Bumper motorcycle carrier? Or small 10' enclosed trailer for the bike? Or should I put the motorcycle in the truck bed and tow a small off road camper? Just thinking out loud here.. Either way, I need a 4x4 capable of the things I mentioned and would be interested in any ideas or experiences from the group. Thanks
rerod 08/16/17 11:02am Tow Vehicles
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