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Old 05-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Pond Pump for Water Recirculation - Garden Hose Attachment?

Let me apologize in advance if this is a silly question or has been answered before but....

I am new to all grain brewing and am starting to move on to 10 gal batches. In an effort not to waste water I was hoping to recirculate using one of these cheap harbor freight pumps like this one. Many people have mentioned this here and other places.

http://www.harborfreight.com/264-gph...ump-68395.html

My immersion chiller has a garden hose fitting on the input end. How do I connect the pump to the chiller? Is there an adapter they sell for these pumps?

Appreciate the help.

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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that looks like a 1/2" hose nipple on the pump, so you need a section of 1/2" ID hose and then an adapter that is 1/2" hose barb on one side and a garden hose fitting on the other. those should be commonly available at most hardware stores.

just to make sure- you arent pumping wort with that, only water thru the chiller, right?

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I think I am just going to look for a pump with a garden hose attachment. One less Home Depot trip I gotta take.

Thanks for the info.

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cheap 1/2" garden hose, cut off what ever length you need with the end that you need.

Here is a 10' one, just cut off the end you don't need and connect to the pond pump with a hose clamp.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...602619.1305623

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cheap 1/2" garden hose, cut off what ever length you need with the end that you need.

Here is a 10' one, just cut off the end you don't need and connect to the pond pump with a hose clamp.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...602619.1305623
Thanks....great suggestion. I think I can even handle that. Thanks!
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