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Old 12-02-2012, 05:45 AM   #31
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Did these guys get their fittings straightened out? Can I attach a 1/2" NPT fittings on them?

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #32
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I haven't checked the threads but if I remember right they looked like npt. I'll check it out and let you know.

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:28 AM   #33
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Mine takes 1/2" NPT no problems, no leaks.

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Old 12-04-2012, 04:19 AM   #34
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What's a good way to mount these? They don't have any kind of bracket.

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Old 12-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #35
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Well I found this:

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/produ...6bc145195687b9

Don't know if that is the correct size. Just need to measure the diameter and choose the right size. They have a range of diameters available.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:48 PM   #36
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Well, just got mine in the mail. Don't know what I was expecting but this thing is tiny. I dug up a couple old wall warts from cell phones and other miscellaneous items but no 12v.... Looks like it's time to hit up the store so I can rig this up and see how it works.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #37
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Looks like the BreatBrewEh pump is exactly the same as the US Solar pump. They're even using the same picture. It's also cheaper to buy from BreatBrewEh, even with shipping. They also include the power supply.

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Max working temperature: 110°C (230° F)
So could we use these off the BK into a chiller?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:48 PM   #38
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Using one of these pumps from a BK to a chiller was my original intention, though I'm upgrading to a HERMS system and will likely use one to recirculate my wort.

Haven't had a chance to test either yet.

I'm curious to hear how well these pumps work before I buy another one for my setup.

I hesitate giving these guys anymore business since they are terrible at customer service.

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #39
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This pump is very small and light so you can mount it directly to the kettle outlet valve using other cam locks or similar quick connection. On the fittings, my US Solar version is labeled NPT but some have reported BSP fittings from other suppliers.

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:00 AM   #40
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Mounting it directly on a valve isn't a bad idea at all!

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