- Nov 14, 2005
Nice pics. I like the first one. Hadn't seen it before. Thanks. But what portable pumps were used? I still don't think they were trying to use portable pumps if they even had them. From what I know and I admit I could be wrong on this but I think they were stringing hoses to use to connect to existing pumps intake or discharge lines to reroute the water where they couldn't use the existing piping to reroute thru different valve arraignments. Like I said before. portable pumps are great if you have lots of time. They require a power source to work, either electric, air, engine driven or another prime mover. They might have had eductor pumps but anybody that's used them knows they are probably the least efficient pumps out there and you need another pump running to use them. I'm not trying to ping on your idea but I haven't seen or read where they used portable pumps. Over my career I've used hundreds of portable pumps of every kind I can think of. They work great in most applications but in Titanic's situation I don't think they could have made a difference. Interesting topic though. Thanks and cheers.