You Lost A Rubber Bushing To Your Sedra Skimmer Pump What Now?!

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Mobalized, Jan 25, 2012.

to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

  1. Mobalized

    Mobalized Teardrop Maxima Clam

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    828
    You were cleaning your Sedra skimmer pump probably for your ASM skimmer and you lost the rubber bushing. Or in my case you bought a used skimmer that was missing the rubber bushing on one end of the shaft and you either A. dont want to buy a new one or B. No lfs carries them and you havent ordered offline yet. Well dont worry I got your back. Heres a quick idea I came up with to temporarily solve your problem. (Note: my ceramic shaft is actually broken in half but still works fine)

    First find some polyurethane 1/4" tubing you probably have laying around from your rodi system, cut 3 apx 1/4" long pieces, split 2 of them length wise so you can open them like hotdog buns. Slip the closed one around the end of the shaft, and then the 2 open ones over each other on top of that one. Slide into front housing and your good to go for a short time. Please view pictures to understand what I am rambling about.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Click Here!

  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    19,652
    Location:
    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Over the years I have had this happen a number of times. Always had to drive into town 80 miles and buy another pump. Very cool, thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Mobalized

    Mobalized Teardrop Maxima Clam

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    828
    I figure it could come in handy for someone, meanwhile the LFS is trying to order me a new shaft and bushing. But it works in the meantime or until I order the parts offline.