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still learning
17-01-2017, 06:07 PM
hi , happy new year every one.

i am trying to find a uk supplier of refco condensate pumps .
looking for the one called combi.
or your opinions on a trunking mounted pump.
the pump can be out side the room with the sensor in the trunking .
gurgling is not allowed .
which is what we have found with some even with one way flow valves fitted . its for use in a bedroom and a gravity drain is not a option till out side the room.
we have tried most of whats on offer .

also ive forgotten who sold panther pumps as the had a remote sensor .
and need reminding of who the uk supplier is for these .
cheers for you help .

17-01-2017, 08:20 PM
Any thoughts on a peristaltic pump with a water level sensor? (Aspen mk4)

Slim R410a
18-01-2017, 10:26 AM
Charles Austen Mini Blue are pretty much silent. We always get the temp sensor option but I believe they now do a water sensor option too.

still learning
18-01-2017, 05:37 PM
I find that it is possible to hear the whirring of the pump, if you tune into the sound of it.
but where there is a lot of back ground noise they are great and trouble free provided, the sensor is cleaned, on service.
if we contact refco in Switzerland, we can get them , but wanted a uk stockist.
per usual need it yesterday.
The Charles Austin , gurgles in its reservoir, when on the dregs with the wet sensor.

The Viking
18-01-2017, 10:48 PM
Gurgling noises...
Is the far end of the hose by any chance lower than the pump, i.e. something along the lines of you are pumping the condensate up to a loft and then outside and the hose drop down to ground level?


still learning
20-01-2017, 07:02 PM
The reservoir is 12 inches below the pump and the discharge drops down in to a drain.
when in stalled on site the pump will be in a ceiling void. And pumping to a stub in a soil stack with a hypo trap to stop any smells .
and a one way flow on the out flow of the reservoir.
I feel I am about to find that I am to be told that I've been fitting this incorrectly for years .
Always up for a education, that is how I learn , from a better person .

The Viking
21-01-2017, 02:24 AM
Not fitting incorrectly but if the outlet/discharge is physically below the reservoir there is a chance that the discharge hose will act as a siphon, thus sucking the water out of the reservoir after the pump itself actually stopped and this is normally the cause of gurgling noises.


still learning
21-01-2017, 01:40 PM
Thanks for that, will try pumping it into a bucket above reservoir.
also there seems to be a lot of pulsing in the plastic hose unless well clipped.
still uk address for refco pumps.
Maybe no one imports them?

21-01-2017, 04:09 PM
You could try Javac as they are exclusive distributors of Refco Products. I have no connection with them, just found their advert.

22-01-2017, 08:32 AM
Ever thought of using "Aspen" pumps. I've found they have a good range of pumps for different applications.

still learning
27-01-2017, 08:11 PM
Thanks everyone for your input.
Charles Austin. Won the day.

23-02-2017, 02:53 PM
Old thread I know but saw this from Cooling Post....


still learning
23-02-2017, 07:41 PM
We had one in a box in the office last week.
Nice and compact.
will have wait till someone or myself fit it to test it.
this week is not a pump week for me,and no time to rig it up to test.