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CCBrewer 03-31-2012 05:14 AM

cheap pump ebay
 
anyone seen these?


GreatBrewEh.com Beer Pump


http://www.ebay.com/itm/home-Beer-Br...ht_1002wt_1139




Gunner5360 03-31-2012 05:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CCBrewer

Only problem is it's a DC motor. So you would need a converter or a car battery to run it

Squeeky 03-31-2012 05:48 AM

I replied to your question in another forum, but I would be curious if you can switch out the fittings to SS. They show is dismantled, but not with fittings removed. I would be curious what is holding the fittings on.

kpr121 03-31-2012 09:53 AM

Hmmm I am Intrigued .... anyone with experience?

wmtunate 03-31-2012 04:10 PM

Looks identical to the the Topsflo TS5 pump I got last week from this ebay site. Intended for solar hot-water applications. Mine is rated as food-grade and able to handle boiling wort. I used it for the first time yesterday to recirc through my plate chiller. Worked great with a 12VDC wall wart. I was able to pump worth through my chiller and back up about 5 feet to the top of my BK.

I'm still waiting on the variable DC supply I ordered for it so I can control the rate.

JRems 03-31-2012 10:10 PM

It's expensive, you could probably buy a used march or chugger for that price. I found a used little giant on eBay for under 75 shipped

bucfanmike 03-31-2012 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wmtunate (Post 3949242)
Looks identical to the the Topsflo TS5 pump I got last week from this ebay site. Intended for solar hot-water applications. Mine is rated as food-grade and able to handle boiling wort. I used it for the first time yesterday to recirc through my plate chiller. Worked great with a 12VDC wall wart. I was able to pump worth through my chiller and back up about 5 feet to the top of my BK.

I'm still waiting on the variable DC supply I ordered for it so I can control the rate.


I would think it would be better to use a ball valve on the outlet side to control flow. Being a magnet drive impeller, choking down the outlet side is safe.

BeerPumpsEtc 04-14-2012 01:01 PM

we are changing pumps to SS fittings have a look again at ***********

CCBrewer 04-14-2012 05:28 PM

When will the SS fitting pumps be in? is there any guarantee that they will not fail?

Have any of the standard pumps failed?

Is there any warranty?

BeerPumpsEtc 05-25-2012 01:37 AM

These pumps are very reliable it is far more likely to have a power supply fail then the pump. Pump is tested to 30000 hours continues use. My own have never let me down thus far.


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