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Old 01-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #131
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Mine looks just like the big one in post 36 - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/cheap-pump-fda-approved-12v-100c-337933/index4.html#post4221980. The bigger valve is smooth, so I am not sure how I'd attach tubing and have it stay on. It makes me a little nervous to pump 190F water through it.

Post 127 be another pump with threads or something - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/cheap-pump-fda-approved-12v-100c-337933/index13.html#post4638559

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #132
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Mine looks just like the big one in post 36 - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/cheap-pump-fda-approved-12v-100c-337933/index4.html#post4221980. The bigger valve is smooth, so I am not sure how I'd attach tubing and have it stay on. It makes me a little nervous to pump 190F water through it.

Post 127 be another pump with threads or something - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/cheap-pump-fda-approved-12v-100c-337933/index13.html#post4638559
I've got the pump from your first link. 1/2" silicone hose with a worm clamp has worked great for 6 batches since I got it.

The only things these pumps struggle with is any kind of debris. Even Irish moss at the end of the boil will get stuck at the inlet and not pass through. I use hop bags and I've started to grind up my irish moss in a spice grinder. That fixed the issue.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #133
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This is how i mounted the 12V pumps.
I tried my first brew and they worked great.



Is that the same pump from the OP? If it is, what are the connections you have there?
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:23 AM   #134
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I've got the pump from your first link. 1/2" silicone hose with a worm clamp has worked great for 6 batches since I got it.

The only things these pumps struggle with is any kind of debris. Even Irish moss at the end of the boil will get stuck at the inlet and not pass through. I use hop bags and I've started to grind up my irish moss in a spice grinder. That fixed the issue.
have u ran that hot of strike water through it?
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:54 AM   #135
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have u ran that hot of strike water through it?
I run it during my mash and the last 15 minutes of the boil through chilling.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:11 PM   #136
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I know that this may not be the place to ask this, but I only do because the link was posted here.

http://www.ussolarpumps.com/onlinestore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5&product s_id=1

are those the same as the greatbreweh pumps?

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #137
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I know that this may not be the place to ask this, but I only do because the link was posted here.

http://www.ussolarpumps.com/onlinestore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5&product s_id=1

are those the same as the greatbreweh pumps?
Indian_villager, they seem to be. I'm not sure what extra's they've added though. But physically the same pump I believe.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:12 AM   #138
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I run it during my mash and the last 15 minutes of the boil through chilling.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #139
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My brother-in-law and I ordered 2 of these:

SS TS5 15PV NPT

US Solar Pumps supplies pumps with stainless steel threaded 1/2" NPT for home brewers.

To power them we are working on building two adjustable voltage regulated power supplies. We've already ordered the parts and I will let you guys know how everything works out. The goal is to have an adjustable voltage that will eliminate the need for a restriction ball valve on the "Out" side of the pump.
I am thinking about ordering one of these from US Solar. Have you been happy with them?

Thanks,
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:28 PM   #140
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Depends on what you plan to use it for. I have 2 1500W elements (one in kettle and one in RIMS tube). I was using them both to get my wort to boil and the pump started flaking out. I thought I had this situation covered in my software, but apparently made a mistake. Wort was scorched; element, fried. I never quite figured out why it would occasionally stop working, but my 2 guesses were overheating or clog. I'm leaning toward the first, since the mash went really well and there is a better chance for a clog during that stage.

I ended up buying an AC chugger pump and couldn't be happier. I was definitely hoping to find a cheaper alternative using these DC pumps, but it never worked out for me.

Hope this helps.

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