Custom Masters/Flo King
Phone: 407-331-4634
Fax: 407-331-0575

FAQ

HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR EXISTING LOW-PROFILE BXL5000
The Low-Profile BX5000 is available in different body lengths and materials of construction to satisfy the many chemical solutions, temperatures, and tank variables used in metal finishing. Performance and price vary accordingly.

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Explanation: The "weep hole" and impeller must be submerged at all times, or the pump will not operate. Like the propeller of an outboard boat motor, the Impeller spins at high speed and cannot perform its task without liquid contact. Solution should be at least 4 inches (10 cm) above the lower weep hole on the BXL5000.

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IF YOU WANT TO DUPLICATE AN EXISTING BXL5000 ...

IS SERIAL NUMBER AVAILABLE?
First, check to see if the Flo King Serial Number Label on the motor is still visible.

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If the Serial Number label is no longer available or is illegible, follow the instructions below.

Note - Some Serial Numbers Untraceable: We are unable to trace some Serial Numbers, particularly older ones, because they were entered in a now-outdated database, so it is always a good idea to provide the information requested below.

MEASURE PUMP-BODY LENGTH
Refer to the dimensional drawing below. Measure the "A" Dimension (from bottom of Pump Base to bottom of Swiveling Impeller Housing). This area is highlighted in yellow.bxl5000 drawing

Then see the chart below to determine if you have the BXL5000-8, BXL5000-10, BXL5000-12 or BXL5000-14.

"A" Dimension Pump-Body Length
10-3/4 inches (28 cm) BXL5000-8
12-3/4 inches (32 cm) BXL5000-10
14-3/4 inches (38 cm) BXL5000-12
16-3/4 inches (43 cm) BXL5000-14

* Stainless steel BXL5000 available only in 12" pump-body length.

DETERMINE PUMP MATERIAL OF CONSTRUCTION
Check the color of the pump body that is submerged in solution. The two most common materials are CPVC (gray in color) and polypro (white). We also offer stainless steel and Kynar.

MOTOR REQUIREMENTS
The standard BXL5000 motor is single phase, 120 or 240 volt. Specify voltage when ordering.

The BXL5000 is also available with a 3-phase motor. Specify either 230 or 460 volt.

SOLUTION INFORMATION
To ensure that the proper internal metal-shaft material is provided to duplicate the existing pump, what type of solution, pH and temperature are involved?

USAGE
Do you want to use the pump to filter the solution (with filter cartridges attached) or just for agitation/recirculation (without filter cartridges attached)?

If the pump will be used strictly for agitation/recirculation, a PSA (Pump Strainer Adapter) is required to protect the Impeller from damage due to any foreign objects that might be in solution. The PSA is installed on the pump intake.

LOW-PROFILE BXL5000 PARTS PHOTOS
Click here to see photos and descriptions of BXL5000 parts.