Sunday, July 6, 2008

Re: [papercreters] papercrete: grinder pumps

I too like the "idea" of using a grinder pump. My concern is the costs of one that will effectively do the job. The one that was linked in a previous posting was almost $1300!!!!

Yikes, that kind of cost would be prohibitive for my application and would ruin my building budget. My purpose for looking into papercrete was primarily for the possible low overall cost to build a lasting structure and secondarily for being more "green" by using recyclable materials.

I would be very interested in the possibility of using a grinder pump for papercrete production if I could get a reliable grinder pump priced in the $200-$400 range.

--- On Sun, 7/6/08, edward bishop <> wrote:

From: edward bishop <>
Subject: [papercreters] papercrete: grinder pumps
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008, 8:16 AM

Hi Guys--Ed Bishop here

The idea of a grinder pump sounds very fessible. As a plumber I would adise to call the technical support department of the company you buy from. The size of the pump,or its application is determined by the height of the lift. Or the water head pressure and volume capacity of the holding tank. The cost for a new one should be less than $385.00 and you most likely would not have to anchor it. You most likely will have to pay attention to the density of the mixture. Ladies personal napkins will wind up on the shaft and burn out the motor. Though as the mixture goes through each cycle it should become less dense  

Eddie Bishop, owner
Carolina Plumbing


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