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Old 05-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default Stainless March Pump Cleaning

I picked up a large (5.5 series) stainless March pump off eBay but it is in need of a thorough cleaning. I'm thinking of letting it soak in some PBW for a while, but if that doesn't get all the grime off does anyone have a suggestion for something a bit more aggressive?

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Old 05-27-2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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I would be surprised if a PBW soak or two didn't do the trick.

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Old 05-27-2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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I picked up a large (5.5 series) stainless March pump off eBay but it is in need of a thorough cleaning. I'm thinking of letting it soak in some PBW for a while, but if that doesn't get all the grime off does anyone have a suggestion for something a bit more aggressive?
I wonder how much that bad boy set you back? Did you rob a bank or hit the lottery?
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:55 PM   #4
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$85 for the pump and $50 for the motor. All told about $150.00, basically like hitting the lotto.

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:14 PM   #5
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I have looked at these for my new build, they are worth more than my car when they are new. That is a great find!

Thus far, I am still stuck with the LG 5-MD-HC pumps

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:25 PM   #6
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I ended up breaking the bushing in the impeller when I got it, fortunately the replacement is only about $10. Almost had a stroke when they said a new impeller was $650.00.

I'm going to run this pump on Mash and Boil kettle. Just going going to use a 809HS for the HLT since that pump will only be in contact with "pure" water.

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