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Old 10-06-2010, 01:37 PM   #121
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The Dayton is marketed by Grainger ...careful though it has a silcon carbide mechanical seal which is exposed to your brew

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:51 PM   #122
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It's not approved on the FDA site because it is not a food additive. Chevron Phillips makes Ryton. Here's their FAQ link:

http://www.cpchem.com/bl/rytonpps/en-us/Pages/faq.aspx

from that source: "Do you have any "FDA approved" grades of Ryton® PPS?
Answer: There are no "U.S. FDA approved" Ryton® PPS injection molding compounds. Polyphenylene sulfide resins are specifically permitted under 21 CFR 177.2490 as coatings or components of coatings of articles intended for repeated food contact use, subject to certain limitations. This permission does not extend to articles injection molded from Ryton® PPS injection molding compounds. But, ordinary houseware articles, such as dishes, flatware, beverage glasses, mugs, cooking utensils, cutlery, and electrical appliances, are not subject to U.S. FDA regulation as "food additives." Therefore Ryton® PPS injection molding compounds may be suitable for use in such articles classified as housewares, but such use is subject to the general safety provisions of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, meaning their use cannot in any way adulterate the food contacted. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer of the final article to determine the safety and suitability of Ryton® PPS for such applications. Several Ryton® PPS injection molding compounds have been certified to comply with the requirements of various Potable Water and Food Contact Standards."

I still think it's BS. I would trust the Ryton way before I would trust the radioactive Chinese stainless steel. Actually, Wikipedia IS generally a reliable source on descriptions and it's easy to cross check any info found there. I suppose you could come up with contradictory information on nearly any topic if you search long enough. What material is used for the plastic March pump heads? Is there a hazard with those also?

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:59 PM   #123
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Nice research....anyone can search the internet and believe what they read. I am fully inlvolved with the construction of these pumps..right down to witnessing the pouring and moulding of the SS during mfg. (going to high grade 316 ) Take my advice for what it is ...just a guy trying to help people make beer using what I believe to be the proper materials based on my experience using and selling pumps for more than 15 years. Yes we will make money selling these pumps!!! But we are looking for ideas to make them better based on the enduser..the home brewer ..and thanks to the many out there this will be a great pump to use at an affordable price in a time where saving a couple bucks means a lot to families .

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:59 PM   #124
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Little Giant only makes Polypro Plastic pumps I strongly reccomend NOT using Poloypro...plasticizers tend to leech out over time especially with high temps. Email me your address I wil send you a Chugger SS pump free to evaluate would appreciate the feedback as we a re continuing to improve this product. mike@caringi.com

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Old 10-06-2010, 02:39 PM   #125
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Nice research....anyone can search the internet and believe what they read. I am fully inlvolved with the construction of these pumps..right down to witnessing the pouring and moulding of the SS during mfg. (going to high grade 316 ) Take my advice for what it is ...just a guy trying to help people make beer using what I believe to be the proper materials based on my experience using and selling pumps for more than 15 years. Yes we will make money selling these pumps!!! But we are looking for ideas to make them better based on the enduser..the home brewer ..and thanks to the many out there this will be a great pump to use at an affordable price in a time where saving a couple bucks means a lot to families .
Yes, I agree that you are not exactly an unbiased source of information for sure. Don't get me wrong. I was just ribbing you about the chinese stainless. I'm sure your stainless is just fine. I really only object to creating hysteria about the plastic pump heads. I'm no expert on this **** by any stretch, but I really don't believe there is anything to be concerned about with either the March or the LG plastic pump heads. I don't have an SS fetish and I do not harbor a fear of brass either. There definitely is plenty of room for a high quality, low cost pump in this hobby. I'm actually quite surprised that someone has not done what you are doing sooner. I wish you success and I may buy one of your pumps myself if the one I have goes south on me or if I find that I need two pumps.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:15 PM   #126
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:32 PM   #127
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I really need a pump and have been researching these threads for hours/days. I'm leaning towards the Chugger due to price but would really like see actual feedback from users. I also have a bias towards SS due to cleaning and threading issues.

Glad to see that the Chugger company is on here trying to help, Thank you!

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I will be doing a full and thorough review of the chugger pump tomorrow.. should have it posted by monday or Tuesday.

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I will be doing a full and thorough review of the chugger pump tomorrow.. should have it posted by monday or Tuesday.
Awesome! Can't wait, good luck if your brewing with it.
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I received my SS head last week. I get back home in the morning. But what I have found so far was there customer service. I talked to Mike over the phone. He just wants to make a quality product and get it out to us homebrewers. He is passionate about his product. Like so many other venders that we have on this site, there not in it to make money.
I will post some pics and a thorough review once I get home and install it on my March pump.

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