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  • Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

    OK here is the tool I said in another post that I am going to make a new post about.

    First let me explain how I came about this tool by Allan J Coleman. As you all know I have always said great things about the Rothenberger Ro-Pump Super, and how well it works. Here is the post I made recently about the RO-pump and how it works. http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...36&postcount=9

    Well at the trade show I talked to the people of Rothenberger USA about some of their tools and they informed me that the Ro-Pump will no longer be in production. I bee-lined it to Allan J Coleman's booth at the trade show and talked to Marvin about this. I was asking him how may Ro-pumps he has in stock and that he should stock up on more of them. This is where he shocked me with a tool that they had been producing since the early 1900's I even found a patent document from 1911 online about this tool they call a Force Pump. Marvin told me they still make this unit themselves and sell them. So the other day I called there and ordered up a spare Ro-Pump and a Allan J Coleman Force Pump.

    So here are some pictures of this Force Pump which I tried on a lav sink in my home and it works very well, pulled out gobs of my daughter's hair build up from the drain. I am very impressed it is made out of brass and looks like an antique.








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    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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    Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

    ron, i doubt they had o-rings back then, so i guess they're stacked leathers

    pretty neat.

    thanks,

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
      ron, i doubt they had o-rings back then, so i guess they're stacked leathers

      pretty neat.

      thanks,

      rick.
      Sorry forgot to snap a pick of the insides. It seems to be graphite rubbers stacked. Thing is this unit is brand new and they still make these. One thing I need to do is ask Marvin what he recommends to keep the rubbers lubricated with.

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      Last edited by SewerRatz; 03-02-2010, 10:23 PM.
      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
      A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
      Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
      Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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      • #4
        Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

        http://www.asseenontv.com/prod-pages/drainbuster.htm

        These hacks stole AJ Colemans design!!!

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        • #5
          Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

          Wonder if they could make a few adapters for the head?

          J.C.

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          • #6
            Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

            Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
            Wonder if they could make a few adapters for the head?

            J.C.
            The cup comes off it is 1/2" IPS threads. So when removed you have 1/2" male threads on the end of the pump.
            Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
            A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
            Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
            Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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            • #7
              Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

              dang it Ron. just one more thing i'll have buy from Marv. he already owns the equity in my house. now what my kids?
              the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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              • #8
                Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

                Ya learn something new every day.. never knew they made tools.

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                • #9
                  Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

                  Originally posted by Josh View Post
                  Ya learn something new every day.. never knew they made tools.
                  They also make flat tape hand rods. That I knew since I always seen the area where they make them at. Just never known about the force pump.
                  Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                  A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                  Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                  Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                  • #10
                    Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

                    What does it do. Is it a plunger with mega sucking action. Will it pull sand out of drum traps? Never seen one before.
                    Rod
                    MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
                    Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
                    http://unclognh.com
                    http://mtwashingtonseweranddrainclea...m/default.aspx

                    Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

                      Originally posted by UnClogNH View Post
                      What does it do. Is it a plunger with mega sucking action. Will it pull sand out of drum traps? Never seen one before.
                      It works just like the Ro-Pump that I talked about in other posts. You can put a rag in the overflow of a tub, make a seal with the cup and pull on the handle to suck the sand, hair, and bottle caps out of the tub drain. You can set it in a water closet pull back on the handle with out making a seal with the force cup to fill the tube with water, then make the seal and push the handle down to force the stored water through the trap way and clear the stoppage. I used it on my daughters lav sink, stopped up the overflow, filled the sink and pulled the stopper, then made a seal with the cup and quickly pulled the handle back to suck out the hair ball and scum from the drain.

                      And for those interested in the patent on this here is the link to the documents. http://books.google.com/patents?id=k...age&q=&f=false
                      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                      A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                      Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                      Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                      • #12
                        Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

                        Originally posted by Josh View Post
                        Ya learn something new every day.. never knew they made tools.
                        I have an older fire hose jetter nozzel made by them. I'll post pics tommorrow.
                        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

                          Couldn't find it on their web site, can you point me in the right direction?
                          Thanks

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                          • #14
                            Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

                            Originally posted by Donald A View Post
                            Couldn't find it on their web site, can you point me in the right direction?
                            Thanks
                            Its not on their website, there is a lot of things they have that is not shown on their website. Just give them a call and talk to Marvin or Shane. 773-728-2400
                            Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                            A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                            Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                            Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                            • #15
                              Re: Force Pump by Allan J. Coleman

                              Thanks Ratz.

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