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    Default pumping calcium chloride at home

    The legitimate calcium pumps for loading and emptying tractor tires cost $1000. Local dealer does not want to deal with calcium as he is strictly a Rim Guard enterprise. I just want to reuse the calcium in the tires I have to replace and was wondering if anyone used a cheap utility pump that actually worked with this briny solution.

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    Default Re: pumping calcium chloride at home

    Place around here that fills tires uses an air powered diaphragm pump.

    They arent really cheap either, INGERSOLL-RAND/ARO Diaphragm Pump, Santoprene Diaphragm - Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps - 2CAU1|PD03P-ARS-PAA - Grainger Industrial Supply but grainger is about the most expensive place to buy stuff anyway.

    Perhaps take a look at ebay and see if you can sag one reasonabally. But I just dont see a small utility pump lasting long.
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    Default Re: pumping calcium chloride at home

    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    . But I just dont see a small utility pump lasting long.
    I don't need it to last long LD. I just want to do the 2 rears. I never want to see the inside of these rims again so I am looking for an economical alternative. This stuff can get heavy so there may be no such thing as a "cheap" pump to push calcium.

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    Default Re: pumping calcium chloride at home

    You can buy a little drill pump and use it have done that before spray a bit of oil in when you are done it may even work again if you do that.

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    Default Re: pumping calcium chloride at home

    Heres a SST one that should hold up for a while. Amazon.com: 12 Volt DC Marine Utility Pump, #4830: Sports & Outdoors
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    Default Re: pumping calcium chloride at home

    I use a drill pump. See this thread:
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    Default Re: pumping calcium chloride at home

    drill pump or hand pump works just fine....

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    Default Re: pumping calcium chloride at home

    Quote Originally Posted by herringchoker View Post
    I use a drill pump. See this thread:
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    Wouldn't have thought a drill pump would worki but I'll try to find a decent one and give it ago. Was a bit concerned at the "speed" of this process with 34 gallons to move with this set up but I see others have moved the same amount. I'll just bring lunch. Thanks for the direction.

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