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Somebody talk me into buying a Caleffi Pump Cart. Is it worth the dough?

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JohnNY
JohnNY Member Posts: 3,231
edited December 2018 in THE MAIN WALL
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  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,766
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    We love ours and have never regretted that investment . Just do it
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833
  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,113
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    I don’t have there pump cart but use one a buddy made using 1 inch quick connects with I guess a 30 gallon rectangle tank w a 110 v 1 hp pump w a pool type strainer. The things about 30 years old works great we use them on tube n shell exchangers n Evaps I know they ain’t cheap I would guess his costs w hand truck bout 800 buck to make. He states between that n hoses he s made more money on those investments over any other tools throughout the years peace n good luck clammy
    R.A. Calmbacher L.L.C. HVAC
    NJ Master HVAC Lic.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Specializing in steam and hydronic heating
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,231
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    Thanks, guys. I hope to hear from someone else who bought it.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, NYC Master Plumber, Lic 1784
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  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,296
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    I bought one a bunch of years ago and well worth the money. I also built my own for the smaller jobs.
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
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    201-887-8856
    JohnNY
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    @JohnNY if you get it, can I borrow it? :#
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    JohnNY
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    I've been considering it myself, but it looks overkill for small. residential jobs which is about all I do.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,766
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    I've been considering it myself, but it looks overkill for small. residential jobs which is about all I do.

    It's actually great for small residential jobs Alan .
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Rich: How did the Rehoboth Beach job turn out? You can update us here:
    https://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/167174/rehoboth-beach-delaware#latest
    or email me at berkeleyradiant@gmail.com
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,443
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    I ended up getting the Rhomar version. A bit smaller and had a magnetic filter w/ it. A lot easier to wheel around.
    http://www.rhomarwater.com/Power_Flushers_Filters.html
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,259
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    Be sure to get 3/4" hoses to allow full flow output.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,379
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    I've got an older version through Buderus which I think came from the same manufacturer back then. I paid about the same as this one lists for at SupplyHouse.com.

    It's great for solar, radiant, SIM, jobs of almost any size.

    Mine tops out at about 40 psi; this one appears to go to 100 psi.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
    JohnNY
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,231
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    I bought it. Done.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, NYC Master Plumber, Lic 1784
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    IronmanSolid_Fuel_Man
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,259
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    JohnNY said:

    I bought it. Done.

    Thanks, I'm sure it will serve you well, a nice heavy duty cart and stainless Grundfos pump. Be sure to drain or squirt some RV antifreeze in it if it is in a freezing truck.

    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    JohnNY
  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,926
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    kcopp said:

    I ended up getting the Rhomar version. A bit smaller and had a magnetic filter w/ it. A lot easier to wheel around.
    http://www.rhomarwater.com/Power_Flushers_Filters.html

    Might I ask if it was more or less costly than the Caleffi? I was looking at those also but can't get a price anywhere
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,443
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    I got mine from FW webb. It is more money. Its also a 3/4 hp vs the 1/2 hp.
    GroundUp