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Old 06-03-2010, 10:47 PM   #11
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GHart is right.

Of course, its more expensive than a march pump and I can think of better ways to save 2min on brew days.

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Old 06-03-2010, 10:54 PM   #12
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I agree saving time is not a big deal. I would however put emphasis on the noise level between the pumps and whether the pump will die if run dry by accident. The pump shown above is unknown so the noise level is not known. If comparable to the March 809, it is loud. Also the March will seize if run dry. Not sure about the new one here.

Again the LG can run dry and is extremely quite.

I would be very curious to see some feedback from the new one listed above. It could be another solid alternative to the mediocre March 809.

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:11 PM   #13
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200F under high pressure as this pump is able to handle high pressure applications. Hence, 200F at high pressure = 200+ at low pressure. We are pumping with almost zero pressure.

This is a ridiculous specification. The pressure is created by the pump itself. If you're pumping against gravity or restricting flow to control the rate you can easily hit the pump's max pressure.

Not saying the pump doesn't work with boiling wort, but it is outside the spec.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:14 PM   #14
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You guys think a March pump is loud? My burner make a lot more noise than my pump.

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:24 PM   #15
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This pumps temp rating of 200F is based on a pressure of 300psi IIRC. So you are not hitting the pumps max pressure my pumping against gravity. Nowhere near it.

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:38 PM   #16
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This is what you want.

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/L...57399/Cat/1006

Same price, 50% more flow, can be run dry and is so quite you don't even know its turned on. Compared to this one, the March 809 is a POS.

Had anyone tried these yet? Are they suitablefor boiling wort? Can someone confirm once and for all if these 200F rated pumps are ok or not???

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:41 PM   #17
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Yes they are fine. Again as I stated many people on the forum use these pumps, and have for years, without any problems with boiling wort. Do a search on March alternative and you will find many lengthly discussions about these pumps.

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:44 PM   #18
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Yes they are fine. Again as I stated many people on the forum use these pumps, and have for years, without any problems with boiling wort. Do a search on March alternative and you will find many lengthly discussions about these pumps.
Are these pumps available with stainless steel heads? I can't seem to find them, so I suspect not.
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is it worth the extra bucks for the 3-MD-HC compared to the 3-MD-MT-HC??

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:51 PM   #20
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I don't think they have SS heads. But why would you need one?

The MT version has a larger motor (1/12 HP vs 1/25 HP) which allows for significantly higher flow rate. Whether that is important or not is up to you. If your brewing 5-10 gallons batches I would say no. I do 10 gallons batches all the time and would not want any higher flow for worry about crushing my silicon tubes.

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