I'm looking for a water pump

  WhiteTruckMan 22:16 31 May 2007

For a water feature idea I'm kicking around.

Doesnt have to be huge, looking for a minimum flow rate of 4-5 liters per minute, capable of lifting water minimum of 2 meters (3 would be better), designed to run 24/7 and most importantly run off 12 volts. Preferably under £20. I've been searching online but only found one so far that comes anywhere near spec. Most of them are 240v, which is not an option.

Anyone got any helpfull links?


  TopCat® 22:41 31 May 2007

Probably a bit too powerful? TC.

click here

  TopCat® 22:41 31 May 2007

Didn't spot the price factor!! TC.

  WhiteTruckMan 22:47 31 May 2007

the last one on the list looks interesting. I wonder if its suitable for continuous operation.



  De Marcus™ 23:02 31 May 2007

Theres nothing like a laing click here

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  Forum Editor 23:31 31 May 2007

If it's going to be outside the water it will need to be self-priming, and you're asking a lot if you want one that costs less than £20.

You can have a subby pump for £12.99

click here but be careful, it won't be capable of 24/7 running at that price. You would be far better off buying a proper submersible 240v pump that's designed for the job.

  Stuartli 23:48 31 May 2007

You would appear to be asking for the impossible.

My best mate's quite straightforward water pump (run off the mains) for his average sized outdoor pond containing a modest variety of fish, cost just into three figures - and he thought that was reasonable.

  ton 00:00 01 Jun 2007

Hozelock make pond pumps that run from a 24v transformer.

I have been running one of these continuously for about 4 years.

About £60.

  WhiteTruckMan 00:42 01 Jun 2007

thats not an issue. Purpose is to run a water clock, hence the 24/7 nature. 12 volts for safety and someone else is looking at powering it via a battery and solar cell. I was given the ballpark figure of £20 as its being done on a shoestring, but I suspect the power source may be a bit costly. But thats not my department thankfully (I'm just designing and building the clock. If it works ok I may just post a picture. but dont hold your breath<g>). For reasons that are somewhat involved, 240 volts is simply not an option.


  bjh 09:26 01 Jun 2007

Just build one of these. It'll obviously pump enough flow, and the height looks fine. It might overshadow the water clock, but I am sure the result would be most impressive. No 240 volt problem, either.

click here

Post us a picture when it's up and running!

  bjh 09:28 01 Jun 2007

(OH b****r. Trying to be a smart arse, link not so hot, click on third image down, bjh runs from forum in embarrasment >>>>>) >>>>

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