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Old 04-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #41
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Doesn't work, pump accepts a range of DC voltage and will attempt to compensate. Valve on output works best

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:02 AM   #42
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I bought a Topsflo pump and just tried it out on a kettle with water I brought to near boiling (97C), ran it for an hour and at temp it pumped 2gal/min. Good enough for a whirlpool, I'm happy. I'd recommend buying from the link posted here, I gave a little less but have to use a battery charger and spent a few bucks for alligator clips.

The thing is completely quiet and primes easily, I positioned it about 18" below the kettle and put a ball valve on the outflow although for whirlpooling I'll be running it full out. Just ordered some cam lock QD's so I can switch it out for a drain hose, and use it for both of my kettles.

edited to change 97F to 97C

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:10 AM   #43
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I bought a Topsflo pump and just tried it out on a kettle with water I brought to near boiling (97F), ran it for an hour and at temp it pumped 2gal/min. Good enough for a whirlpool, I'm happy. I'd recommend buying from the link posted here, I gave a little less but have to use a battery charger and spent a few bucks for alligator clips.

The thing is completely quiet and primes easily, I positioned it about 18" below the kettle and put a ball valve on the outflow although for whirlpooling I'll be running it full out. Just ordered some cam lock QD's so I can switch it out for a drain hose, and use it for both of my kettles.
Did you mean 97C?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:17 AM   #44
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I connected it directly to the kettlevalve and pumped a boiling oxyclean solution for 20 minutes through it and it ran no problem. I'll actually be brewing with it this weekend and I will post my results via YouTube.

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:07 AM   #45
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Those that own this pump, how are the fittings attached? Is it possible to switch the brass to stainless. Looking at using 3 pumps with my automated system is this is a great budget solution.

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:55 AM   #46
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97C, yes sorry.

I can't tell if brass fittings are molded with the Ryton housing or just screwed in. I'm not going to try taking it apart and risk breaking it. You might email one of the suppliers and ask. Greatbrewseh coat the inside of the brass anyway.

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:00 PM   #47
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I connected it directly to the kettlevalve and pumped a boiling oxyclean solution for 20 minutes through it and it ran no problem. I'll actually be brewing with it this weekend and I will post my results via YouTube.
I was very tempted to just screw mine into the kettle valve too, wasn't sure it'd prime properly though. They recommend orienting it a foot under the kettle. I might give it a try when I get my QDs in, just putting it on a camlock and clipping it on/off the kettle.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #48
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I was very tempted to just screw mine into the kettle valve too, wasn't sure it'd prime properly though. They recommend orienting it a foot under the kettle. I might give it a try when I get my QDs in, just putting it on a camlock and clipping it on/off the kettle.
Lennie,

It prime without issue. I even had it pumping the oxyclean solution through my therminator which was level with the boil kettle. The thing that I like most about this pump is how quite it is.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #49
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I'll give it a shot, it would really make for a short whirlpool loop this way.

The things are almost silent, I agree. And so small.

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:52 PM   #50
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Is there any kind of mount included with the pump. If not how have you guys mounted these to you brew rigs?

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