Plunger pump?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by hunter, May 30, 2008.

  1. hunter

    hunter LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 254

    Would a plunger pump work for compost tea?
     
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    THAT is a very good question ! if only we had a little more info to back it up

    My answer is.............sure OR if you were sailing down the sidewalk and your front tire fell off how many pancakes can you fit into a doghouse

    A plunger pump attached to what exactly

    a syringe, a rieffer dolly, Dolly Partons rieffer dolly

    Its been a long week, pardon me
     
  3. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    i think he means a diagram pump, and yes you can, the problem with piston pumps is the wear points hurt the biology, impeller/ centrifugal pumps are ok as long as the impeller is not like a razor blade, diaphragm pumps have less sharp points and maintain an evener pressure, they are the pump of choice.

    I wish Tim where here in this post, his info seems to be supreme
     
  4. hunter

    hunter LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 254

    I have diaphragm pumps on my sprayer at this time, and use one to transfer from the brew tank to the sprayer tank. But I am building another tank system inside a van that I want to use just for spraying yards.

    It is a plunger pump not a diaphragm pump. It has a 4 GPM and 200 max psi.
     

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