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  1. #1
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    Stumbled upon a new must have tool

    Anybody have a drill pump and if so what brand(s) do you recommend?
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    drill pump?

    do you mean a pump you put into the chuck of a drill to transfer liquids?

    I used to have one for my waterbed, but now use a 110V transfer pump like this;
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UJnreWez78k
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacnw View Post
    drill pump?

    do you mean a pump you put into the chuck of a drill to transfer liquids?

    I used to have one for my waterbed, but now use a 110V transfer pump like this;
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UJnreWez78k
    I have one similar to this, but for small amounts of water a little aquarium pump will do the trick

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    Yes, Thats what I meant. Thought it may come in handy emptying out cooler condensate pans, especially if there are multiple coils piped together, or if I'm on a manlift in a warehouse. Looks like it would make things a little less messy when trying to clear a clog, since there's a good chance there is no union on the piping. Maybe speed up the draining process after washing an ice bin. They range from 10-40 bucks depending if they're plastic or metal.
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    2sac I bought one of those pumps thinking it would be handy. I wouldn't buy it again. I got a bucket head vac and is a lot more useful IMO. If your stuck on the pump idea this style looks to be more useful than the drill driven.

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    Shop vac wet/dry works great. I found Walmart has a small one for about $23 bucks. Kicks butt, and no impeller to burn out. Those little drill pump things die fast if not pumping liquid. If you're just slurping up water, it will wipe it out.

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    i have a small one used once and it sucks need a real solution

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    the ones I have used were short lived. A long lasting quality unit would be handy though.
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    I bought a cheapie at Lowes, pro plumber brand. Used it a few times, works okay with a corded drill. Pumped out a slab duct system full of water after a 15" rain last year.

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