Lid Blew Off the Pump

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Vetsa

Lid Blew Off the Pump

Postby Vetsa » Sun 23 Nov, 2008 23:26

Anyone tell me why the lid blew off the top of my pump and the inside cylinder looking thing is all burnt looking? :shock:
Thanks


falcon0321

Postby falcon0321 » Tue 25 Nov, 2008 23:16

Some where after your pump you developed a clog. This caused the pump to super pressureize and then cavitate. THe water gets super heated and melts all of the parts in side the pump itselft and heats up the pump lid, weaking it, and then blowing it off.

It's pretty impressive if you actually see the thing blow up!
Vetsa

Postby Vetsa » Thu 27 Nov, 2008 16:14

Thanks falcon for the reply. I didn't see it when it blew. Thanks again

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