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Thread: DIY Ballast Pump
08-22-2013, 03:27 PM #1Senior Member
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- Greenville, SC
DIY Ballast Pump
Looking for a quick option to put together a ballast pump for a couple fat sacs. Before I plumb anything in, I am going to take out a couple 400 lb ballast bags that I have laying around to test the surf wake with the bags in different locations. Just wondering if I can pickup a pump from walmart and some quick connect fittings from a depot or something. I would get it from wakemakers, but need it by tomorrow so I can head to the lake.
Once I get them dialed in, I will plumb into my factory system, just don't want to start cutting into stuff until I know for sure.
08-22-2013, 03:33 PM #2
The problem if I remember is the Tsunami pump uses a 1 1/8" connection you can't find at HD or Lowe's. Anyone remember this? I once sanded down the bottom threads on one of these to make a lip that would take a 1" hose and a clamp.
Later found out about this connector:
More info here:
Make sure you know what you are getting and how it connects. Avoid 1 1/8" if you can.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
P5 Danielo Diamond 58"
08-22-2013, 04:15 PM #3
you will need this as well to quick connect.
there's is one posted her in the classifieds for 75 bucks, buy it will save $$$A Day at the Lake...Priceless
A Day in Powder...Endless
2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
2007 Outback V ~ sold
08-22-2013, 04:30 PM #4Senior Member
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you can heat the hose up and force it on the coupling