Custom Masters/Flo King
Phone: 407-331-4634
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Adjustable Flow Restrictor
Can I reduce the flow rate and agitation on my Flo King pump?

BX650 Questions
I already have a BX650 and want another one just like it. How do I check the pump-body length, material of construction, etc?

Is it possible to replace a BX650 motor and otherwise repair the pump?

I have a BX650 wired for 115-volt service. Can I rewire that motor for use at 230 volts, or vice versa?

BX1200 Questions
I already have a BX1200 and want another one just like it. How do I check the pump-body length, material of construction, etc?

Is it possible to replace a BX1200 motor and otherwise repair the pump?

I have a BX1200 wired for 115-volt service. Can I rewire that motor for use at 230 volts, or vice versa?

BX3000 Questions
I already have a BX3000 and want another one just like it. How do I check the pump-body length, material of construction, etc?

Is it possible to replace a BX3000 motor and otherwise repair the pump?

Where can I find a wiring diagram for my Flo King motor?

BX5000 Questions
I already have a BX5000 and want another one just like it. How do I check the pump-body length, material of construction, etc?

Is it possible to replace a BX5000 motor and otherwise repair the pump?

Where can I find a wiring diagram for my Flo King motor?

BXL2500 Low-Profile Questions
What are the pros and cons of the low-profile BXL2500?

I already have a low-profile BXL2500 and want another one just like it. How do I check the pump-body length, material of construction, etc?

Is it possible to replace a BXL2500 motor and otherwise repair the pump?

Where can I find a wiring diagram for my Flo King motor?

BXL5000 Low-Profile Questions
What are the pros and cons of the low-profile BXL5000?

I already have a Low-Profile BXL5000 and want another one just like it. How do I check the pump-body length, material of construction, etc?

Is it possible to replace a BXL5000 motor and otherwise repair the pump?

Where can I find a wiring diagram for my Flo King motor?

Carbon Treatment
How often should I carbon treat? And how do I know when the carbon is no longer effective ("spent")?

What length carbon cartridges do you have?

What is the micron rating of Flo King carbon cartridges?

What is the difference between a filter cartridge and a carbon cartridge?

Should I use the disposable Carbon Bag or the reusable bag?

I am interested in the Carbon Canister (CRC). What sizes do you offer?

Discharge Port Positions
Is it possible to change the position of the Discharge Port on Flo King pumps?

Electroless Nickel
Which pump material of construction is best for hot electroless nickel?

Filter Cartridges
Should I use reusable or disposable filter cartridges?

I would like to use disposable filter cartridges. Which micron rating do you recommend?

I am interested in the reusable filter cartridges. What are my options?

Floductors/Eductors/Sparger Systems
I want to make a sparger system for my pump. How many Floductor or Eductor nozzles or holes should I use, and what size pipe?

Hard Chrome Applications (Hot Chromic Acid)
Can I use a Flo King pump in hard chrome or other concentrated chromic acid solutions?

I used a polypropylene filter cartridge in my hard chrome solution and it disintegrated in a few days. Do you have an alternative?

Head Pressure vs. Flow Rate (Pump Curves)
Where can I find your head pressure vs. flow rate charts?

High-Density (HD) Pumps
What is a "high density" pump?

Horizontal Cartridge Arrangement
My tank is very shallow and I don't have enough depth to attach a filter cartridge directly to the pump. Do you have a remedy for this?

Kurt Tube
What is the purpose of the Kurt Tube accessory?

Lab Series
I already have a Lab Series and want another one just like it. How do I check the pump-body length, etc?

Is it possible to replace a Lab Series motor and otherwise repair the pump?

I have a Lab Series wired for 110-volt service. Can I rewire that motor for use at 230 volts?

Mid-Tank Pumping Kit
I have a fairly deep tank and want to keep the solution temperature and chemical composition uniform. Is there anything you can recommend?

Motor Corrosion
My pump motor shows signs of corrosion. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Mounting Pump on Tank
I am unable to use your Universal Bracket to mount the pump on my tank. Can you suggest an alternative?

Pump Body Length
Why are your pumps available with different body lengths?

Which pump-body length should I use?

Repair Service
How do I send a pump to your factory repair service?

SIFCA (Slide-In Filter Cartridge Adapter)
Do you have instructions for using the SIFCA?

I recently installed your SIFCA, but I see foam in my solution. Why?

Skimmer (In-Tank Floating Skimmer)
I am considering your In-Tank Floating Skimmer. How do I know if it is suitable for my application?

Stainless Steel Pumps & Filter Cartridges
I may need a stainless steel pump for my application. What do you offer in SS?

Transfer Adapter Kit
Can I use a Flo King pump to transfer solution from one tank to another?

Trash Trap
Should I use a Trash Trap around my filter cartridge(s)?

Troubleshooting
Why is my solution foaming?

Why is my pump cavitating?


The pump motor feels hot. Why?

My pump motor shows signs of corrosion. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Why is solution coming out of the upper Weep Hole or underneath the Motor Base of my pump, close to the motor?

The Impeller has fallen off of the shaft, and the internal metal-shaft threads are damaged. Why is this happening?

My Impeller is broken or otherwise damaged. Why?

What is the loud, clattering noise I hear? The pump is vibrating and it sounds like something is hitting the pump body.

Ultrasonic Cleaning
Can I use your pumps in ultrasonic cleaning solutions?

Variable-Speed Motors
Do you offer variable-speed motors, or can I use a variable-speed controller on them?

Vent Hose
Is the Vent Hose available for all Flo King pumps?

Warranty
What is the warranty on Flo King pumps?

Weep Holes
What is the purpose of the weep hole on your pump bodies?

Wiring Diagrams for Motors
Where can I find a wiring diagram for my Flo King motor?