can i run a berkley jet out of the water?

Discussion in 'Jet Drives' started by jimmymonaro, May 27, 2011.

  1. jimmymonaro
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    jimmymonaro New Member

    Hi, does anyone know if it will harm a berley jet unit to be run out of the water ? is there a way to hook up a garden hose to run it?
     
  2. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    Safest bet would be to call the manufacturer or a local dealer/service.

    Lurvio
     
  3. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    Yes, a Berkeley jet can run dry, there is nothing in it that needs to be wet.
    But you have to provide water to the engine behind it by removing the supply hose from the pump body and hooking up a garden hose.
     
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  4. jimmymonaro
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    jimmymonaro New Member

    Berkeley jet.

    Thanks for that info, that makes it nice and easy, Jim.
     
  5. speedboats
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    speedboats Senior Member

    The rope seal on the mainshaft will need water for lubrication at high rpm or extended dry running, especially if they have been over-tightened, as they usually are.
     

  6. jim lee
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    jim lee Senior Member

    I wouldn't. At least shoot a garden hose in there.

    -jim lee
     
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