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Rebuilding Marsh Steam Pump


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Old 06-18-2018, 09:42:27 PM
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Welcome to the Stak Sid. Just out of curiosity, where in Skaneateles are you from? Until last June I lived in Marietta over looking the north end of Otisco Lake. Too bad you didn't join up a few years ago, we could have met up and talked old iron.
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Welcome to the Stak Sid. Just out of curiosity, where in Skaneateles are you from? Until last June I lived in Marietta over looking the north end of Otisco Lake. Too bad you didn't join up a few years ago, we could have met up and talked old iron.
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I'm on Eibert Rd. Between Otisco and Skaneateles lake. Just a stone throw away!

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I'd also appreciate any input for the choice of the gland packing material.
McMaster-Carr has a lot to choose from. What do you recommend as far as material and diameter?

I was thinking their PTFE 3/32 material???


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Well, the Marsh is up and running. It actually runs on air quite well with very low pressure.
As far as the pump side, it seemed to have suction (not a lot) when I put my palm over the intake.
I gave it back to the fellow I was getting it running for, and he was going to hook up the water tubing.
Is this pump designed/expected to draw the water from much distance below the pump?

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My Marsh "B" quit running this April at steam school[/QUOTE]

Brad, I see your pump says American steam pump co.Battle Creek Michigan on the side. Does it say anything on the air chamber?
Mine says, Battle Creek steam pump co. Battle Creek Michigan. My air chamber says something? Steam Pump but I can't make it out.
The piston has a bunch of discs stacked up. They are pretty thin and kind of a cross between rubber and leather material.
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