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Old 06-06-2006, 06:29 PM
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Impeller puller?

Anyone ever use one of these to pull their impeller? Looks like it will work, may need a bit of grinding on the clamps.
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:02 PM
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Definitely need to grind the clamps. I'm wondering if they would have enough force to hold onto the impeller, if you can't get behind it, as you turn the knob to pull it out. My puller has thumb screws on the clamps to tighten them into the impreller so it gets a good grip. Looks like a good cheaper alternative if it works.
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Old 06-06-2006, 07:40 PM
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Personally a set of those paint can openers work really well for like 2 bucks you slip one in both sides and just haul it out.
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:06 AM
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I'd guess the arms will bend before the prop pops....
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:30 AM
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Personally a set of those paint can openers work really well for like 2 bucks you slip one in both sides and just haul it out.
The paint can opener trick won't work on a V-drive -- not enough room behind the engine to get any leverage. You can't pull straight back.

The faucet puller may work with a lot of modification. The arms would have to be ground down to nubs and sharpened so they'd bite well into the rubber, or they'd have to be thin enough to get behind the impeller between it and the back of the pump housing. And they would have to fit not only between the impeller and pump housing, but also between the vanes of the impeller itself.
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:31 AM
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I'd guess the arms will bend before the prop pops....
pulling the R/W Impeller I believe is the intended use.
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:32 AM
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DO you mean like these?



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Old 06-07-2006, 10:33 AM
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I would agree, this is for the impeller, not going to pull another one without help, such a pain on the V-drive.



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Old 06-07-2006, 10:35 AM
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I would agree, this is for the impeller, not going to pull another one without help, such a pain on the V-drive.
Whoops. I guess I need to read slower.......
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:27 AM
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Whoops. I guess I need to read slower.......
Or maybe Leroy needs to type slower...
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