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Old 10-24-2011, 10:05 PM
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Wow Peter, I've never done that. Do you need one of those high temp candy thermometers for that test?
I have a digital pyrometer, but all you need is a thermometer that goes to whatever your stat is rated for. I hope your stat opens before you hit 350 degrees.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:35 PM
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As a test of your level of OCD, did you performance test the new stat in a pot of water prior to installation?

Somehow I skipped that step when I replaced the stat on my boat and the darn thing hardly opened at all!
guilty....guilty...guilty...i have a digital thermometer...the funny part was when my wife uttered...uh...mike...what is that thing hanging in the pot on the stove? When I answered...she just laughed...and asked me how I will survive of the off season...
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:38 PM
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guilty....guilty...guilty...i have a digital thermometer...the funny part was when my wife uttered...uh...mike...what is that thing hanging in the pot on the stove? When I answered...she just laughed...and asked me how I will survive of the off season...
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:48 PM
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Which one were you looking at? Your link goes to an entire page.
the one that's item 20064... need 2 1" to 1.25 inch nipples...
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:58 PM
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the one that's item 20064... need 2 1" to 1.25 inch nipples...
Very interesting.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:54 AM
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+1 here. Been using the Flush Pro to flush and winterize my 205 for 14 years and have never had a problem as a result. My assumption is that if the hose can't keep up, it's not running "dry" - it's still running with as much water as the hose will supply. It seems to be enough to keep the impeller lubricated and to provide sufficient cooling at lower rpm's.
Your logic is solid. Im not a fan of the Flush Pro as it seems cheaply built and overly complicated... and a $15 tee works great (no need to spend $50), but otherwise agree. So long as the pump can replace any shortage of water being supplied by the hose with something else (air) then you wont collapse a hose. So long as youre lubricating the impeller and cooling the motor, you do NOT need to provide the engine nor the RWP with 100% of the water it is capable of pulling. After all, theres no load on the engine when running it out of water.

It always baffles me why so many people like to overly complicate things!
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:06 PM
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Your logic is solid. Im not a fan of the Flush Pro as it seems cheaply built and overly complicated... and a $15 tee works great (no need to spend $50), but otherwise agree. So long as the pump can replace any shortage of water being supplied by the hose with something else (air) then you wont collapse a hose. So long as youre lubricating the impeller and cooling the motor, you do NOT need to provide the engine nor the RWP with 100% of the water it is capable of pulling. After all, theres no load on the engine when running it out of water.

It always baffles me why so many people like to overly complicate things!
Really? I don't think it's all that complicated.

The purpose wasn't to prove or disprove the safety of any method but it sure seems like it to some. It was just information being put out there.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:54 PM
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I do use the flush pro but because of the horrible water pressure at my house. I always let it run for a while before starting the engine allowing all the passages to fill with water before starting and then I make sure to watch the exhaust to verify that water is continually ejecting from the engine. This at least eases my mind.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:56 PM
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I do use the flush pro but because of the horrible water pressure at my house. I always let it run for a while before starting the engine allowing all the passages to fill with water before starting and then I make sure to watch the exhaust to verify that water is continually ejecting from the engine. This at least eases my mind.
All the more reason to use the bucket method (with a larger bucket) to have ample supply of water. Just sayin'
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:01 PM
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I struggled with this last year. it was my first year winterizing on the lift and I didnt get to fog the engine because I was constantly pouring RV fluid into the shallow bucket I was forced to use. Can someone tell me the size of flexible tube I need to buy to go into my intake hose so I can get some reach into a 5 gallon bucket? My place at the lake is pretty remote and it would save me an hr or two if I could buy it before going.

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