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Will this pump handle water mixed with liquid fertilizer?
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While using a valve on the discharge line, can I shut the valve off with the engine is still running. Would like to use for in case of fire.

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"NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine"

Item# 109173
"NorthStar's semi-trash pump has a quiet and dependable 160cc Honda GX160 engine and silicon carbide mechanical seals that resist corrosion, wear and heat better than a standard seal. The long-lasting, high-end silicon carbide seals that are specially suited for heavy-duty applications such as pumping contaminated and abrasive fluids. FCD45 cast iron impeller and volute reduce vibration and wear on the mechanical seal and engine, allowing them to last longer for semi-trash operations. Max. Total Head ft. 98, Engine Displacement cc 160, Start Type Recoil, Flow GPH 15,850, Fits Hose Dia. in. 3, Suction Port in. 3, Max. Suction Lift ft. 23, Dimensions L x W x H in. 20 3/8 x 15 7/8 x 16 1/8, Volute Cast iron, Impellers Cast iron, Fuel Capacity gal. 0.82, Run Time 2 hrs., Solid Handling in. 3/4, Seals Silicon carbide, Discharge Port in. 3, Self-Priming Yes, Check Valve Yes, Engine Type GX160, Engine Honda. Multi-directional discharge moves fluids where you want them Strong 23-ft. max. suction lift FCD45 cast iron impeller and volute last longer for semi-trash operations Silicon carbide seals are 2 times harder, 15 tougher, and 50 stronger than common aluminum oxide seals Uses standard NPT threads for attachment flexibility Utilizes a check valve to hold a prime while the pump is not running Fully welded industrial 1in. steel roll cage with durable black wrinkle TGIC polyester electrostatic finish holds up to jobsite abuse Full frame protection All sheet metal parts are cut using a state of the art CO2 laser Includes FREE strainer"
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Questions & Answers for "NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine"

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threaded ports

Are the ports threaded on this unit? if not is it possible to get an adapter that is threaded to attach a cam lock?
asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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Anonymous
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Northstar Expert
This pump has 3" NPT ports. Listed below are cam lock fittings that will fit this pump.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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NorthstarExpert13
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What is the maximum distance up that this pump can handle?

I would also like to know what is the maximum length of discharge hose that can be used.
I have about 35' up and then I would like to go about 400' is this possible?
asked 3 months, 1 week ago
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Anonymous
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The pump is capable of lifting up to 23 feet. The maximum distance of discharge hose is 98 feet.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
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NorthstarExpert6
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Can the pump be operated in the rain?

My house may flood from water in the road coming over the sidewalk into the front door. I want to be able to run the pump while it is raining.
asked 11 months ago
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Anonymous
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This semi-trash pump must be protected from the rain. If it's raining outside the pump should be placed under a canopy or similar roofed structure with adequate air flow(non-enclosed area).
answered 11 months ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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Will this unit pump a concrete slurry? What % solids will it handle?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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imrcc1
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The NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump will work with clear water and will handle up to 3/4" solids.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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NorthstarExpert12
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No, the slurry will erode the impeller to quickly. It isn't designed for a thick slurry.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Darryle
 - Fort Worth
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Whats the difference between a semi-trash Pump and a full trash pump

We are looking for a trash pump for our fire department to assist residents with flooding problems. We intend to use the pump to pump out basements after flash floods. There is generally water, silt and small gravel associated with he flooding. We are looking at the Northstar 3" semi-trash pump as an economical ansewer for our problem. What are your thoughts?
asked 5 years ago
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Paul9497
 - Price Fire Dept
on "NorthStar Semi-Trash Pump - 3in. Ports, 15,850 GPH, 3/4in. Solids Capacity, 160cc Honda GX160 Engine"
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The difference between a trash and semi-trash pump is the size of solids that are able to pass through the pump. Under the key specs column on the product page the size of solids that a pump can pass will be listed. For example, this pump can move water with solids up to 3/4". Gravel, pebbles, rocks solid clumps of dirt etc would all be considered solids. To draw a comparison our 3" full trash pump item # 106130 can handle solids up to 1 1/4". A strainer can be used to limit the size of solids that are drawn into the pump.
This item is an excellent choice for the type of job that you are describing. The Honda GX (commercial grade) engine will ensure a long life and great fuel economy. NorthStar products are made from the highest quality components on the market without the high price tag of some of the other name brands.
 
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answered 4 years, 11 months ago
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NorthStarExperts
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The size of solids the pump will handle. If you are pumping a lot of muddy dirty water, a full trash pump is your best bet for longevity.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Darryle
 - Fort Worth
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Does this pump come with a wheel kit?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
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Anonymous
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No, a wheel kit is not included with this pump.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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NorthStarExperts
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No.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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Mote
 - Albany, Ky
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No
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Darryle
 - Fort Worth
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What is the fuel capacity and how long will it run before refueling is necessary?

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
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UncleT
 - Independence, La.
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The fuel capacity of this pump is 3.3 Quarts. It will run for approximately 2 hours on a full tank.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
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NorthstarExpert13
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Almost 1 gallon of fuel and with two pumps, I average between 2hrs and up to 2 1/2hrs, but never more. It depends on temperature and the amount of head pressure. I pumped water one night and it was in the low 30's and I was averaging 2 1/2hrs, but anything above that, I usually only get 2 1/4hrs out of a completely full tank.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Darryle
 - Fort Worth
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Can the discharge be down sized?

I have 11/4 inch pipe running to multible sprinklers now.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Ignacio CO
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Northstar Expert
NorthStar does not recommend reducing the inlet or outlet ports. This will create back pressure which can damage the pump itself.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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NorthstarExpert29
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No, It will cause issues with the pump, too much back pressure will cause it to blow the seals.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Darryle
 - Fort Worth
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can a ball valve/shutoff be attached to the 3in. intake port?

item#109173
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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brandt
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Northstar Expert
This semi-trash pump is not intended to have a ball valve or shutoff valve attached to the suction port.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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how can i make this high pressure

i should have bought the high pressure . i think its the same motor ? can i purchase a compatible high pressure pump
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
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mdbulkheads
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This semi-trash pump may mate up to the high-pressure pump head that's included on our complete units. To ensure proper compatibility, please contact NorthStar at 1-800-270-0810. NorthStar customer service is available 8am-5pm, Central time.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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NorthstarExpert11
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