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Old 08-29-2010, 02:36 PM   #11
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I am interested in getting a pump sometime in the near future, but with shipping prices (~$13) and the best price ($185) we are only at a ~4% discount. I suppose any discounted price is a good price, but for only 4% I am not ready to pull the trigger quite yet.

Any chance your contact has access to a better shipping rate?
What about any discount offers on the 1/25 hp model?

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Old 08-29-2010, 03:43 PM   #12
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So the real question is is it really worth the extra $$. I am in the process of building a 20gal brew setup and will likely need 2 pumps to run all the processies.
So $220 for 2 March 809 or $372 for 2 Little Giants! seems like a lot more money to me for the added "Quality".

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Old 08-29-2010, 06:23 PM   #13
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I'm going with the LG because of the run-dry and the noise level. I'll be brewing inside, so noise is a big concern.

I'd rather pay for quality up front than change out later.

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Old 08-30-2010, 03:38 AM   #14
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What about this version? Is the version you are suggesting more powerful or with a different head?

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/L.../1006?RefID=CJ

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Old 08-30-2010, 05:47 PM   #15
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What about this version? Is the version you are suggesting more powerful or with a different head?

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/L.../1006?RefID=CJ
I just bought that pump from grainger and will be using it this weekend. I think the only difference is the input: 1/2 mnpt instead of 3/4 fnpt. I called my local Grainger and asked if they could do better on the price. They did $155 and since I picked it up there was no shipping (but there was sales tax).

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...N=0&sst=subset

But don't just order online - call and get a better price. Be sure to have your "business name" ready

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I just noticed the plumbers surplus link is a better price - $151 with free shipping. But I still prefer buying from Grainger since they will stand behind it. Also, if you go local you can pick it up same day. Either way this seems like the most economical way to get a Little Giant other than finding a steal on ebay.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:37 PM   #16
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I just bought that pump from grainger and will be using it this weekend. I think the only difference is the input: 1/2 mnpt instead of 3/4 fnpt. I called my local Grainger and asked if they could do better on the price. They did $155 and since I picked it up there was no shipping (but there was sales tax).

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...N=0&sst=subset

But don't just order online - call and get a better price. Be sure to have your "business name" ready

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I just noticed the plumbers surplus link is a better price - $151 with free shipping. But I still prefer buying from Grainger since they will stand behind it. Also, if you go local you can pick it up same day. Either way this seems like the most economical way to get a Little Giant other than finding a steal on ebay.
The pump you just purchased is 1/25th HP, the pump the OP suggested is 1/12th HP. This may make a difference if you are going to use it to whirlpool as the 1/12th HP does have higher flow. The 1/12th HP pumps are more costly.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:08 PM   #17
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True. I didn't look closely and assumed the model in question was the 581604-5 which are arguably the more common 3-md-hc pumps. These are 1/20th hp and have similar flow rates at 6ft of head.

3-md-mt-hc
http://www.lgpc.com/ProductFiles/OM/993236.pdf
7.1gpm@6ft

3-md-hc 1/20th
http://www.lgpc.com/ProductFiles/SpecSheets/995779.pdf
8.2gpm@6ft

3-md-hc 1/12th
http://www.lgpc.com/ProductFiles/SpecSheets/995777.pdf
11.1gpm@6ft

As a 10gal brewer I assumed that 7.1gpm would be plenty

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But hey, if your going to spend $185 you might as well spend a bit more and get the 4-md-hc

($215) http://www.pumpsdepot.com/ProductDet...ductCode=42900

http://www.lgpc.com/ProductFiles/SpecSheets/995780.pdf

More than likely though - the original poster didn't even want my opinion

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I'm really curious where you would a need a flow rate of more than 1 - 2 gals/min for brewing? Cleaning is the only exception I think of and the March 809 moves more than enough GPM.

On a 10 gallon RIMS system, I use a single 809 pump to:

  1. Recirculate: ~3/4 GPM
  2. Sparge: ~1/3 GPM
  3. Chill: ~1 GPM
  4. CIP: ~4 GPM

Is this about "My pump is bigger than yours"? If it is, that's just silly.
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I'm really curious where you would a need a flow rate of more than 1 - 2 gals/min for brewing? Cleaning is the only exception I think of and the March 809 moves more than enough GPM.

On a 10 gallon RIMS system, I use a single 809 pump to:
  1. Recirculate: ~3/4 GPM
  2. Sparge: ~1/3 GPM
  3. Chill: ~1 GPM
  4. CIP: ~4 GPM

Is this about "My pump is bigger than yours"? If it is, that's just silly.
"Adequate" is relative, but the LG has ball bearings which make for less maintenance, quieter operation, and longer usable life.
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