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WTB Seal Kit for Reeflo Hammerhead

Discussion in 'Equipment For Sale, Trade or Want to Buy' started by MuralReef, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Title says it looking locally for a seal kit. Any vendors carry them? Or members have them on hand?
     
  2. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

  3. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

  4. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Boo to that Angel! They are $27 from Reeflo. I like what you're talking about Scott. It is a Baldor pump.
     
  5. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Ya they are a bit more pricey but they are Aquarium Engineering, who builds products to last for life. Pretty sure you would never have to worry about them ever again.
     
  6. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    For the tool perhaps, the seals will always wear out, just depends on how fast. I deal with a lot of these in my line of work and have changed hundreds.
     
  7. Legonch

    Legonch Emerald Reef Supply M.A.S.C Club Member Featured Sponsor

    You guys talking about bad seals jinxed me. My hammerhead has a nice spray pattern on the wall from a leaking seal.....ugh!
     
  8. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Sorry man! Mine gave me a bit of a warning it was making a weird noise and was slowly leaking the next day.
     
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  9. Legonch

    Legonch Emerald Reef Supply M.A.S.C Club Member Featured Sponsor

    Mine did something while at the show yesterday. Came home and saw a spray pattern, today, nothing....its possessed
     
  10. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Scott, do you know if this link to a seal kit at Grainger is the same seal kit that I would use on a Barracuda with Baldor motor?
     
  11. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Ya, its the same and will fit. I used that one to re-do my baldor motors recently and it fit with no issue. Although, reeflo recently re-did their seal and they are supposed to be much better now. Scott and I bought some when we were at macna. Havent run them yet so dont know if they do last longer, but might be worth considering
     
  12. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Excellent! Thank you!
     
  13. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I think I got it replaced. It's back up and running and no leaks this far. Had a piece of egg crate stuck in the impeller! Was totally blocking one of the passages! Fingers crossed.

    Only trouble I had was the ceramic bearing for the impeller was stuck to the drive shaft pretty good, I couldn't really tell what was going on since it was all covered in muck. I tried to pull it with a pair of pliers which crushed the old ceramic which made it super easy to remove, lol. Luckily there was the replacement in the kit I bought, and I bought 2 of the seal kits so I now have a backup!
     
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