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Old 03-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Definitive CIP pump thread

Been reading a lot about CIP balls and pumps and there doesn't seem to be any consensus around a pump that will do the job for a reasonable price. So...post which pump you are using, where you got it, and what you paid for it. Let's find the best value pump for the job.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:27 AM   #2
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Here is what I have used for over a year. It has worked very well for me and cleans my Brewhemoth completely.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/900W-1-HP-Su...item2c5f0218a1
It is a 1 HP dirty water pump.

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:01 AM   #3
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Do you know the gal/hr on that pump?

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62 gpm so 3720 per hour.

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Hmm, I've been looking at all those eBay sump pumps. The max pressure on them is really low though. Do you get a high pressure jet out of it?

I've been taking a look at this one:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8545_200578545

It's not submersible unfortunately, but it is self priming with 12 ft. of suction. Other downside is 12V at 10A, which is not a cheap power supply.

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Has anyone had problems with the grease coming out of the bearings of sump pumps. They have dynamic seals which can leak grease, I just don't know if its common or a problem.

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Hmm, I've been looking at all those eBay sump pumps. The max pressure on them is really low though. Do you get a high pressure jet out of it?

I've been taking a look at this one:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8545_200578545

It's not submersible unfortunately, but it is self priming with 12 ft. of suction. Other downside is 12V at 10A, which is not a cheap power supply.
This pump is only 3 home, which is not enough to operate the spay balls.
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Has anyone had problems with the grease coming out of the bearings of sump pumps. They have dynamic seals which can leak grease, I just don't know if its common or a problem.
I have not had an issue and have used mine a lot for about two years. Some are advertised as oil free.
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I have not had an issue and have used mine a lot for about two years. Some are advertised as oil free.
Does a CIP ball need more pressure than a March pump can provide?
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This pump is only 3 home, which is not enough to operate the spay balls.
What do you mean by "3 home"?
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