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Old 06-09-2015, 09:24 PM   #21
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Next time fold the blades over with a wire tie or hose clamp. Then slip it in and move the clamp or tie out as you go. Or fold and wrap the blades down with string that you can pull out after you've slipped the impeller in.
I was concerned that a hose clamp might cut into the blades... bought one of these (Piston Ring Compressor) at Sears for installing impellers.
Haven't used it myself but a marina neighbor used it last wkend and reported it worked great. A little dish soap or your favorite lube helps.

Also... My Johnson impellers ARE threaded and they sell a simple puller - haven't had a need to try mine out yet.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:25 PM   #22
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Have tried that. Worked okay on the old Sherwood impellers. Doesn't work for me with the SMX ones. The SMX impellers are stiffer and thicker than the Sherwood ones. Thinking of using a piston ring compressor next time.
I made my own plastic piston ring compressor for just this purpose. Might work for you too - take a look at the link below.

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For removing reluctant impellers (slide-in not threaded) you can't beat Jabsco impeller extractors. And no, I don't get a sales commission!

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I made my own plastic piston ring compressor for just this purpose. Might work for you too - take a look at the link below.

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For removing reluctant impellers (slide-in not threaded) you can't beat Jabsco impeller extractors. And no, I don't get a sales commission!

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Can't tell from your pic, but did you make a vertical cut in the ice cream container?
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:09 PM   #24
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Can't tell from your pic, but did you make a vertical cut in the ice cream container?
It was a one gallon ice cream container. I just cut a parallel-sided strip about 2" wide by 12" long from the side of it. Wrap it around itself a couple of times until it is a tad larger than the impeller, adjust hose clamp to fit and Voila!
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It was a one gallon ice cream container. I just cut a parallel-sided strip about 2" wide by 12" long from the side of it. Wrap it around itself a couple of times until it is a tad larger than the impeller, adjust hose clamp to fit and Voila!
Thanks. Added to my to do list. But... how do you first get rid of a gallon of ice cream?
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Greetings,
Mr. dw. "...how do you first get rid of a gallon of ice cream?"

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Old 06-11-2015, 08:37 PM   #27
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Cheaper than dirt at any hardware store...
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:07 PM   #28
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I want one, but what hardware store?
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I was concerned that a hose clamp might cut into the blades... bought one of these (Piston Ring Compressor) at Sears for installing impellers.
Haven't used it myself but a marina neighbor used it last wkend and reported it worked great. A little dish soap or your favorite lube helps.

Also... My Johnson impellers ARE threaded and they sell a simple puller - haven't had a need to try mine out yet.
Yes piston ring compresses do work. And as someone else noted you can rig up a DIY one as well.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:27 PM   #30
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I got mine at Home Depot. It is a BrassCraft "Handle and Sleeve Puller" for removing faucet handles and compression sleeves, in the Plumbing Section.
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Sure glad I have a small Jabsco. Two screwdrivers carefully applied to the task is easy. No PITA at all.
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