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Discussion in 'Water Features' started by muddywater, Jun 13, 2012.
So you used a commercial grade metal grate?
No. You insinuated metal and water do not mix, and i am not sure i agree with you.
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There is a reason why I insinuated it. It is called corrosion.
Apparently our forum moderator pulled the OP's last post. Not really surprised, it was completely uncalled for.
"you should never use a metal component in your water feature".
True or false statement?
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I never lied about it and always used metals suited for the application.
Why would you back pedal when I was trying to help you? Yet you say I was pulling someting out of my ass.
Admit it you went cheap. Your reputation will suffer in the long run so get over yourself.
I dont know where you got "lie" from?
How so suited? What is the difference? Are they stainless steel? Painted? Powder coated?
The vaults we have available locally dont have trap doors, and the supplier recommended using something like this.
Yeah with a lifetime warranty, my reputation will suffer. get real dude.
I got lied from you saying you used metal to saying you did not use metal.
Your supplier recommended something like what? You never said.
I think of metal in term of nobility and application. Is there metal in the pump? Brass then ok.... but then I need to condsider that too.
The submersible pumps designed for Water Feature applications are either stainless steel or titanium (for salt water apps). Bearings may be of a different metal but they are not exposed to water, so it doesn't matter. And, yes, the reason behind this is corrosion. In any Water Feature, the goal is to have the clearest water possible, free from suspended matter and/or discoloration. Many submersible pumps today have an ABS housing. Water pH is the main determinate as to the rate and amount of corrosion.
I would also like to clarify another point. Pump vaults are not constructed to bear the weight of any Water Feature (fountain, bubbler, etc.). They are designed for the sole purpose of protecting the pump from large debris, (read gravel or rock), while allowing sufficient water to reach the intake of the pump from the surrounding reservoir. A pump vault's access for maintenance is through the top.