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Old 12-14-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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I am looking for an inexpensive, self priming transfer pump for moving beer from primary to secondary and secondary to keg. I am tired of lifting up full carboys to autosiphon them. The one's I have seen are around $140, but I know theres got to be something out there cheaper then that.

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Old 12-14-2009, 03:00 PM   #2
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any suggestions?

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I would be afraid of introducing oxygen by using a pump.

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Old 12-14-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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Its how the big breweries move there beer from tank to tank so there has got to be a way around that

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250437961342&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=shurflo+pump&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3286.m2 70.l1313&_odkw=diaphram+pump&_osacat=0

You want a diaphragm pump. They will pump without inducing oxygen.
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If you are just using it for cold side those pumps will probably work fine, but if you are planning on using the pump on the hot side you will need something that works at high temps, and the March 809 is really the best option there for the price.

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I have a shureflo pump that would work for that. I use it for my chilling coil. They are about $50. Check RV and marine stores. They can run dry with no problems, and are self priming.

I forget the model number but it is the "classic" rv pump. I think they have a 120v model.

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thanks for the replys. Boerderij_Kabouter - the first pump you listed says "no suction lift," so that will not work. I will have to take a closer look at the shureflo pumps; it appears that some of them are only submersible, so it would be the same no suction lift problem.

Any other suggestions?

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This is the one I have

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-pumps-water/shurflo-pumps.htm


Works great.

Here is another link to the shurflo site;

http://legacy.shurflo.com/pages/RV/rv_categories/potable_water/electric_automatic.html

Here is 120v version. A bit pricier. Would be cheaper to get a 12v power supply and run a 12v version. I use batteries and a solar panel to run mine.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-pumps-water/shurflo-pump.htm

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thanks for the links! I think I'm going to get the one that you have.

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