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Old 07-10-2004, 03:57 PM   #1
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I was wondering if it would be OK to attach some rubber feet using some stainless steel screws to the pump that is in my sump?
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Old 07-10-2004, 04:31 PM   #2
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I asked about stainless steel a while ago and the general consensus is that it should be called "stain-slower steel".. unless it's a very high grade it will more than likely start to rust at some time.

I decided not to risk it, but it's your call.
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Old 07-10-2004, 05:29 PM   #3
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I have wondered the same thing myself. But my Mag 700 (which sits in my sump) has 4 stainless steel screws that hold the impeller housing to the pump.

Dunno. They haven't rusted yet. I hope they never do.
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Old 07-11-2004, 08:58 PM   #4
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There is a marine grade stainless steel that is 316L stainless steel. That is what the screws on your pump are. BTW...Menards and Home Depot do NOT carry 316L. Probably a marine or online site.

A little info : http://home.cogeco.ca/~mquill/stainless.html
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https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/index.asp

Click on Fasteners on the left.

Look for 316 stainless

I ordered some 3/4 type 316 hose clamps. My pump kept spitting out my return hose, with those plastic house clamps and zip ties.
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Any steel will rust in salt water over time. Brass wont rust
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Brass contain copper right?
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not sure was wondering that also, try titanium it wont rust (i think)or just good old fasion plastic screws
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Brass Chemistry: Cu3 Zn2, Copper zinc
ok bad idea
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Thanks for the info, I think I'll get some nylon screws just to be safe.
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