I finally got smart a couple of months ago and decided to buy a transfer pump for transferring fresh water from 7 gallon totes to my fresh water tank. I bought a Liberty Model 331 120 volt pump.
Does anybody here use a pump for transferring fresh water? If so, what brand and model is it? What are its specifications?
I have been a plumber my entire adult life and I have seen and used dozens of different types and brands of transfer pumps for various applications, but mainly for draining water heaters. They all performed about the same and had relatively short lives, mainly going bad due to rust as they were all made of cast iron. I have never used a plastic transfer pump. I believe I have the experience now to recommend what I think is the best small transfer pump out there.
If you are in the market for a great transfer pump, take a look at the Liberty Model 331. It requires 120 volts, so may not be ideal for boondockers without a generator. The entire pump is made of cast aluminum and is powered by a 1/2 HP motor, and it is made in the USA. Nowhere does the manufacturer state that it is not acceptable for potable water, nor does it state otherwise. I see no reason for it to not be suitable for potable water. It will pump to over a 105' head. This pump just blows away every other small transfer pump I have ever used. I highly recommend it to any RVer.
Here is a link to the specifications of this pump: http://www.libertypumps.com/Data/Sal...odel331web.pdf