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    Rotary Pump longevity

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    I dont want to hijack the thread Chris. but something came up that I want to ask about. At that age can a pump (lets say a Procon) be expected to develop a leak. My 15 year old procon has all but given up (seizing) because of damage caused 2.5 years ago when I managed to run it without water (or enough water). It has made noises since and has finally started to stop mid pour on one occasion and is cavitating badly when filling the boiler. I just purchased a new procon from pedro at Coffeeparts. There are however no leaks in my (horizontal :)) pump...so when will a pump leak. Are the ones in this machine procon or some other brand?

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    Re: Rotary Pump longevity

    Quote Originally Posted by 7C6960707C6767130 link=1260516383/30#30 date=1261520261
    ...so when will a pump leak?
    And how long is a piece of string Scott? *:-? ::)

    Id be pretty happy with 15 years out of anything mechanical. Best not to run a rotary pump dry, no? *:-?

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    Re: Rotary Pump longevity

    Chris - no pump, especially high pressure like to run dry! It was the way it was plumbed up with the tap the wrong way around! Anyway it has given its best despite that.

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    Re: Rotary Pump longevity

    Agreed Scott,

    Its always a risk with commercial machines which dont always have protective mechanisms in place. My Veneziano S1 couldnt run dry and neither can the Iberital Handy or Izzo for that matter.

    At least a pump is not masively exxy from Pedro at $260. I guess it works out at about $20 per annum. Lucky you didnt need a motor too!!

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    Re: Rotary Pump longevity

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    Mate - mine was the 2 bolt not the ring pump so it was a little over $300 but still good value.

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