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Old 03-28-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...pump-9576.html

Wondering if it would work in place of a march type pump. Not sure if it's good for hot stuff though. The price sure is nice.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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Do you know what temp it can handle? Is it food grade?

Reviews are saying it does not last very long, but the price is cheap and it is self-priming.

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Not a mag drive & will be near impossible to sanitize properly. It will draw up to 7 amps on start up. You will need a hefty DC power supply or a car battery. It is noisy as hell and not designed to run continuously. Not a good substitute for a March or Little Giant IMO. I have one that I use for a camping shower, but not for brewing.

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that pump is in my price range! if anyone uses this for brewing I would love to hear about it.

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Not a mag drive & will be near impossible to sanitize properly. It will draw up to 7 amps on start up. You will need a hefty DC power supply or a car battery. It is noisy as hell and not designed to run continuously. Not a good substitute for a March or Little Giant IMO. I have one that I use for a camping shower, but not for brewing.
I have one of those pumps, can hardly stand to run it. It sounds like a small disaster and heat up like crazy after just a few minutes. I wouldn't let it go anywhere near my brewery. It's purely relegated to priming my pond pump, and even at that i have devised other methods which are more effective.
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I'm going to give the Dishwasher pump a try instead. That one just looks bad.

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I'm going to give the Dishwasher pump a try instead. That one just looks bad.
It's not a bad pump at all and it will do what it's advertised to do. It works very well for my camp shower. It's just that I don't think it would be a good choice for a brewing pump.
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