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Nick

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Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« on: September 14, 2019, 01:16:15 am »
Need to find a new home for the spare water pump, so thought I'd get a video of the pair in action before sending it away. Engine is a quiet runner and the accessories don't make much noise, so it turned out to be a fairly quiet video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9-anZ0aLCU
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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 02:46:59 am »
Some fine hardware you have going there...

A very nice and relaxing movie to watch Nick, thanks for sharing !
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 06:19:09 am »
Nice looking setup Nick, makes for a relaxing video.
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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 12:41:08 pm »
Nice video. Always hard when you part with something...or maybe to make room for a new addition?
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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 02:10:35 pm »
Nice little setup
Nice water lift pumps .mine always seem to attract attention when i use it .
I have a very nice Empire B-31 but unfortunately a blown element


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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 04:59:23 pm »
Thanks Guys!

Nice video. Always hard when you part with something...or maybe to make room for a new addition?

Benny, I don't think there is such a thing as making any more room in my steam room...  :D  Only letting it go as it's a double and I have another pump built into a windmill too
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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 05:00:20 pm »
Nice little setup
Nice water lift pumps .mine always seem to attract attention when i use it .
I have a very nice Empire B-31 but unfortunately a blown element

I'm trying to remember if anyone has found a good replacement heater for these... unfortunately a new heater will probably double the cost of the engine.
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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 05:05:03 pm »
Excellent video and set up Nick. Ironically, I got this exact engine in the mail today and it came from Wisconsin. 🤠

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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2019, 05:12:02 pm »
Excellent video and set up Nick. Ironically, I got this exact engine in the mail today and it came from Wisconsin. 🤠

Was it branded "Quality Brand" as well?  :) Time for a video  ;)
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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2019, 05:33:44 pm »
Nice little setup
Nice water lift pumps .mine always seem to attract attention when i use it .
I have a very nice Empire B-31 but unfortunately a blown element

I'm trying to remember if anyone has found a good replacement heater for these... unfortunately a new heater will probably double the cost of the engine.
I have tried various options to no success
Thinking of maybe looking at converting to meths ?

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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2019, 05:45:06 pm »
I have tried various options to no success
Thinking of maybe looking at converting to meths ?

They're a common enough engine and meths would be better than a pile of parts on the shelf...
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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2019, 02:25:08 am »
Quote from: Scorpion2nz

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I have a very nice Empire B-31 but unfortunately a blown element
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I remember the late Jeffrey Bicht "46U", mentioning that he got a new heater for his B31 from Heat and Sensor.

https://heatandsensortech.com/

Might be an option Dennis  :)
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Re: Quality Brand B-31 and Empire Water Pumps
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2019, 02:50:11 am »
Nice video before exiting your home stage right Nick :)
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