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SanDiegoChip 05-20-2009 12:55 PM

Water filter on a Gusher Galley 3 gpm foot pump?
 
We have a foot pump (Gusher Galley) is 3 gpm foot pump at our sink. It pumps fresh water from the tank. We would like to put a water filter on it.
Has anyone had any experience with this?
Will it push water through a filter and if so will it require jumping up and down?
If it does push the water through without a lot more pumping what filter do you use?
Thanks,
Chip
1978 Islander Freeport 36 B

SanDiegoChip 05-20-2009 01:05 PM

OK saw this post and it seams to answer this question.

"Water filter with manual pump faucet?"
The one solution was to add a SeaGull filter under preaure down stream.

wwilson 05-20-2009 03:28 PM

Chip,

I installed a Seagull filter on our boat a few seasons ago (pricey - but very effective). We have a foot pump drawing water from the tanks to the galley sink. I bought a 3-way valve from US Plastics and plumbed the filter so that it could be set to the pressure side, or the manual foot pump side.
http://hrowners.net/Modify/WaterFilter4.jpg

The rather large charcoal filter creates quite a bit of resistance to the water pressure. The pressure pump handles the filter nicely, the foot pump side has a very much reduced flow rate even with energetic pumping. Even at that I find it useful, allowing water to be pumped from the tank even if a pressurized side failure, or electrical fault occurs. It is very workable, the foot pump diaphragm does not lock - but expect flow to be restricted.

Wayne


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