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Old 07-14-2010, 07:56 PM   #51
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Finally hooked up the chugger pump, this Is my first pump so I don't have much to compare it to. First try I pumped straight up 4.5 feet and it averaged about 20sec a gallon. I then tried pumping 3feet straight up and it was about 19 seconds a gallon. Not a noticeable difference. It's 1/2 vinyl reinforced hi temp hose, can't imagine it would be any different then a silcone hose.

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Old 07-14-2010, 08:32 PM   #52
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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.
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I spent 2 weeks researching this f***ing pumps, and the little giant seems superior to everything else in its price.

I am actually getting 2 of the 1/6th HP one
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I spent 2 weeks researching this f***ing pumps, and the little giant seems superior to everything else in its price.

I am actually getting 2 of the 1/6th HP one
I am interested in the 1/6th HP Little Giant Pumps but your link is for 1/12 HP pumps. Did you accidentally put up the wrong link? Do you have the link for the 1/6th HP pumps?
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I think this might have been discussed in some other threads but, what about using a non-magnetic drive pump. I have run into some nice pumps with suitable materials for beer and high temps. They are not magnetic drive heads though. They are centrifugal. So if you don't mind voiding a warranty you could put a speed control on it to get slower flow. One pump I saw the company made a speed controller so It might not void the warranty.

I am having a hard time finding a pump with 3/4" inlet and 3/4" outlet. (at reasonable prices)

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I think this might have been discussed in some other threads but, what about using a non-magnetic drive pump. I have run into some nice pumps with suitable materials for beer and high temps. They are not magnetic drive heads though. They are centrifugal. So if you don't mind voiding a warranty you could put a speed control on it to get slower flow. One pump I saw the company made a speed controller so It might not void the warranty.

I am having a hard time finding a pump with 3/4" inlet and 3/4" outlet. (at reasonable prices)
The best way to control the flow with a non-mag drive pump is to plumb up a bypass of some kind. IOW, you divert the excess back to the source. I would not recommend using a non-mag drive centrifugal pump as it would be very difficult to clean or sanitize adequately due to the seals on the impeller shaft. IMO, the 1/12 hp LG pumps are more than adequate for home brewing level use. Most of the time, the pumps are only run at a fraction of their maximum flow rate. I do run mine wide open when doing the recirc chilling and it's fast enough for that purpose. The rest of the time it's throttled back substantially when used for the RIMS circulation.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:19 PM   #56
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I just saw this one on drillspot. They claim it is sealless. Noryl is a stable material at boiling temps, but all they give for specs is gravity up to 1.5 I can not find any other info about them.

http://www.drillspot.com/products/71943/Dayton_SM-909-NTW-18_Circulator_Pump


Can anyone see anything in the materials list that would be a red flag?

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Old 07-14-2010, 11:27 PM   #57
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I just saw this one on drillspot. They claim it is sealless. Noryl is a stable material at boiling temps, but all they give for specs is gravity up to 1.5 I can not find any other info about them.
Brewmoor I use the same pumps made by Teel, the pumps have been running since 1995.
The Noryl version is rated for only 140° F max fluid temp, the stainless 230° F.
My Noryl version as tested by me has problems above 185° F and 7' lift.
A great pump for low temp applications.
Wetting the pump has never been a problem, completely sealed (not wash down rated).
These pumps are for liquid only, if you need a mash pump Teel makes a nice one.
I got the bronze version only.
My SS version used for hot wort pumping


Noryl version used for water only



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Thanks ClaudiusB,

Any chance you have a model number for the stainless version. I think I will try and go that route. I have been searching for the right pump for weeks now and keep hitting road blocks.

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Any chance you have a model number for the stainless version. I think I will try and go that route. I have been searching for the right pump for weeks now and keep hitting road blocks.
Brewmoor my Teel pump #ARH12, same as the Grainger pump.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/3WY92?Pid=search

Grainger has three SS canned pumps on the web.


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I know the march 809 is rated at 7.5gpm, but does it actually pump 7.5 gpm?

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