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luisagos
10/11/2013, 04:07 PM
Hi,


Seem like the Peristaltic Pump for Auto Top-Off, Code: PERIPUMP-ATO has been on Backordered for months.

Any word on the reason for the delay?
Thanks.

Wspangler
10/12/2013, 12:23 PM
I'm interested as well. I have the rest of the ato already.

Avast Marine
10/19/2013, 10:27 AM
Sorry for the delay. We are working on a variable speed version of this product. We hope to have it available before the end of the year.

luisagos
12/05/2013, 05:08 AM
26 days left. ;)

Avast Marine
12/18/2013, 06:54 AM
Are you on our notify list? If not, send your request to [email protected]

These are scheduled to start shipping before the end of the year still

GQuinn
12/26/2013, 08:18 PM
How quiet are these pumps?

luisagos
01/03/2014, 09:10 PM
The New Pumps are in stock now.

Just placed an order for two.
Will report on them, once I get them in my hands.
Thank you Avast Marine.

GQuinn
01/11/2014, 12:46 PM
The New Pumps are in stock now.

Just placed an order for two.
Will report on them, once I get them in my hands.
Thank you Avast Marine.

Did you receive the pumps yet?

luisagos
01/11/2014, 01:55 PM
Yes, I did not get a chance to install them yet, will have more pics of my setup when its done.

This is a teaser pic showing how big they are and well built.
Super quiet, I had to put my ear next to it, to hear any noise.

Very nice product from Avast Marine like all their other product lines.


http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af280/luisagos/20140111_154733_zps30f5d539.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/luisagos/media/20140111_154733_zps30f5d539.jpg.html)

GQuinn
01/11/2014, 02:45 PM
Thanks for the info. That is what I was hoping for.

jdamon
01/19/2014, 09:32 PM
Are these pumps variable speed? I read earlier in the thread that avast was coming out with that, but it is not mentioned on the website whether they are variable speed or not.

Avast Marine
01/20/2014, 11:50 AM
We abandoned the variable speed option on this pump in favor of a quieter motor to drive it.

jdamon
01/20/2014, 08:58 PM
Quiet is good also!

Do you know if it is possible to program the pump via apex to run a certain amount regardless of the float switch? I am afraid the 1/4"-1/2" range on the float switch will be too much volume of Kalkwasser to add at one time, and would rather add a little bit every few minutes, and have the float switches as backup. Thanks!

luisagos
01/21/2014, 08:57 PM
Yes, you can.
Its 120 volt, 10.8 rpm motor, so it runs very slow.

I hated it at first, but after changing my programming from 25 s top-off to 4 min.

I see a huge benefit from the long delay. If I had snail walk across the overflows, my top-off would alarm because of the delay of the snail walking over it.

With this new pump, I have time for the snail to move on, before it alarms out.
Also I am not dumping tons of water real fast.

Takes me 4 min, what use to take 25 s to do.
But slow is good at this point. Should increase the life of the tube for a long time at the speeds it runs.

Good Job.

feh
02/19/2014, 07:59 AM
Hmm... interesting. I need some nice peristaltic pumps for my new build. I"ll have to check their site. I didn't even know Avast was making these.

v3ngence
09/05/2014, 10:12 AM
Hi,


Seem like the Peristaltic Pump for Auto Top-Off, Code: PERIPUMP-ATO has been on Backordered for months.

Any word on the reason for the delay?
Thanks.

My god it's been backordered for YEARS! :eek2:

Avast Marine
09/05/2014, 12:27 PM
My god it's been backordered for YEARS! :eek2:

Not really, we just put stock on the site 3 weeks ago and they sold out already! Send a email through the contact page of our website and we will put you on our notification list so you don't have to miss the next batch (2 weeks from now we will have another 50 in stock).

kc350twin
09/06/2014, 12:47 PM
I just got ATO and Peristaltic pump yesterday and I will say it is very nice. It is way different then the JBJ ATO I am used to. It takes well over a 1/2 hr to top off my return section of my sump which is about 12"x24". I am guessing is normal being that it is only a dosing pump?

ctenophore
09/15/2014, 08:55 AM
Yes, it is not a fast pump. But it is very precise in its flow rate. This makes it nice to use with a kalk stirrer as well.

msderganc
01/05/2015, 06:54 PM
Would this be appropriate to run ~4 hours per day? I need to dose about 1.5g of Kalk.

I'd probably do something like 10 minutes every hour - is the motor rated for that duty cycle?

ctenophore
01/05/2015, 09:26 PM
Yes, it is rated for continuous duty.

msderganc
01/05/2015, 10:55 PM
Yes, it is rated for continuous duty.

Thanks - I'll grab one next time they come in.

msderganc
01/08/2015, 10:08 PM
Yes, it is rated for continuous duty.

Do you know how loud the pump is in dB?

I have had an Aqualifter which was silent (but back siphons) and now I'm using the Neptune DOS. The DOS is great, but it's very loud. I can hear it from two rooms away through the cabinet. It runs around 60db at a 25ml/minute rate.

ctenophore
01/10/2015, 12:24 PM
You have to be very close to hear it. Based on what i know of computer fan decibel ratings, I'd estimate 30db. It's below my hearing range more than 2-3 feet away. But we have never put a meter on it.

luisagos
02/14/2015, 04:45 PM
Can these draw up 10' into my attic then across about 50' and back down 9' ?

Also what are the limits going across the attic?

Thanks.

ctenophore
02/18/2015, 10:42 AM
The distance isn't a problem, but make sure the line can't freeze.

Mark SF
02/18/2015, 08:04 PM
My unit "clicks" on every rotation. I think that the alignment of the gears is off because the screws that mount the rear cover are poking through to the pump head, pushing it out a few degrees off angle.

However, it has performed flawlessly and so far is my favorite ATO.

ghatter
04/11/2015, 12:23 PM
My unit "clicks" on every rotation. I think that the alignment of the gears is off because the screws that mount the rear cover are poking through to the pump head, pushing it out a few degrees off angle.

However, it has performed flawlessly and so far is my favorite ATO.

Mine also clicks like that. That's my only complaint. Otherwise it's been perfect. I keep intending to contact Avast about it but it's such a minor issue that I Just keep forgetting about it and it's not worth sending it back in for repairs and being without an ATO pump while it's gone. It's a simple enough pump that I could probably fix it myself if I ever got around to getting it out of my stand and taking it apart...

twatkins521
04/12/2015, 07:26 AM
Mine also clicks like that. That's my only complaint. Otherwise it's been perfect. I keep intending to contact Avast about it but it's such a minor issue that I Just keep forgetting about it and it's not worth sending it back in for repairs and being without an ATO pump while it's gone. It's a simple enough pump that I could probably fix it myself if I ever got around to getting it out of my stand and taking it apart...

Mine does the exact same thing. The only reason I took it out of my ATO setup was because I have over 325 gallons in my setup and It would run most of the time because it is actually undersized for my setup. The constant running and clicking was driving me nuts so I went back to using a Tom's Aqualifter. Otherwise it performed perfectly also.

If someone does comes up with a way to solve the clicking, I'd be interested in it and caan easily come up with another use for the pump.