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domho7
http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/forum/sto...,249067,00.html?

Hi All

Just curious, wonder any bros still using these pumps. smile.gif
mountain
i think 1/2 a year back of so, SCDF already raised the issue of OHpumps that overheat and caught fire. most of those OHPumps dun't pass any test and easily overheat.

I believe most people had already switch over to submerged pumps for IOS tanks/OHFs. There are cooler as they stay submerged in water, and any electrical leak can be detected by performing the 2 finger test biggrin.gif
domho7
QUOTE(mountain @ Mon 03 May 2004 08:46 PM)
i think 1/2 a year back of so, SCDF already raised the issue of OHpumps that overheat and caught fire. most of those OHPumps dun't pass any test and easily overheat.

I believe most people had already switch over to submerged pumps for IOS tanks/OHFs. There are cooler as they stay submerged in water, and any electrical leak can be detected by performing the 2 finger test  biggrin.gif

HA HA HA, bro i like the 2 finger leak test,
I use middle finger enough liao good_very.gif
jowy_ham
Dont need to use finger lah.

If there is any electricity leak, the GFs will be BBQ liao tongue.gif
white horse T1
QUOTE(domho7 @ Mon 03 May 2004 08:25 PM)
http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/forum/sto...,249067,00.html?

Hi All

Just curious, wonder any bros still using these pumps.  smile.gif

fancy writing to ST on forum....and complain to spring.

in the first place, he should have checked what he is buying and whether it has been tested and passed the board....

Spring very bz. Next time he buy and got stomach upset from road side stall, he will complain to Ministry of health for not banning and enforcing rules on road side stall

whining away for buying cheapo pump....
Amos
QUOTE(jowy_ham @ Mon 03 May 2004 09:32 PM)
If there is any electricity leak, the GFs will be BBQ liao tongue.gif

The fishes are not ground and so they will not get electrocuted.
CyberET
QUOTE(Amos @ Mon 03 May 2004 10:54 PM)
The fishes are not ground and so they will not get electrocuted.

hehehe.. they will when u ground them with your finger laugh.gif
Allan
QUOTE(mountain @ Mon 03 May 2004 08:46 PM)
I believe most people had already switch over to submerged pumps for IOS tanks/OHFs. There are cooler as they stay submerged in water, and any electrical leak can be detected by performing the 2 finger test  biggrin.gif

The problem with submerged filter is it can pose another kind of hazard. If it is of poor build quality it could leak electricity. HappyBuddha unfortunately own one made by Atman, a well recognized chinese brand name! So I guess to play it safe, we should spend more and buy quality products made by an international brand in countries where consumer takes the manufacturer to court over trivia matters. Whether it's submerged or external doesn't really matter.

QUOTE(white horse T1 @ Mon 03 May 2004 10:07 PM)
in the first place, he should have checked what he is buying and whether it has been tested and passed the board....

I remember in the previous incident where a pump burned down a flat, it was made quite clear such equipments do not need approval from the authority. It's up to you to decide if you trust the brand.
jhansolo
QUOTE(white horse T1 @ Mon 03 May 2004 10:07 PM)
in the first place, he should have checked what he is buying and whether it has been tested and passed the board....

I have not seen a spring passed pump in any LFS.

I remember it was suppose to start in January.

Anyway, unsafe products not equals to cheaper price. I can bet my top dollar that those that caught fire are not the original design from Japan (I think). I used to have a dyna made in Japan one for me to hot tested that fellow, there was a strong burning smell and it gave up. There was a short piece of wire connecting to the pump which simply melted.

So my conclusion is all those inferior clones never figured out why the use of the short piece of wire and the reason for sealing the unit with some materials which I can't figure out as well.

So brothers please check your equipment regularly. Pay special attention to clones. I'm sure HB is now happily using his eheim pump after his rude shock from the China made pump.
jhansolo
QUOTE(CyberET @ Tue 04 May 2004 05:34 AM)
hehehe.. they will when u ground them with your finger laugh.gif

Hey bro, 220V will make you bounce back which break the grounding effect, so you will not BBQ your fish with your finger testing.
CyberET
QUOTE(jhansolo @ Tue 04 May 2004 08:58 AM)
Hey bro, 220V will make you bounce back which break the grounding effect, so you will not BBQ your fish with your finger testing.

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thank god for natural reflexes happydance.gif
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