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Old 10-06-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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Anyone use one of these pumps?

Huhushop(TM) Solar DC 12V 24V Hot Water Circulation Pump Brushless Motor Water Pump 3M 5M Low Noise csf (DC 12V)

http://www.amazon.com/Huhushop-TM-So...rculation+Pump

only $20.00, and food safe. Just wondering if there are any reviews on it.

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Old 10-08-2014, 08:35 PM   #2
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Looks similar to the ones some on here are using..........I think the ones they are choosing are by "U S Solar", or something like that.

There is a lengthy thread about them, and the pros and cons of the different models, of which the one you posted looks very similar.

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Also interested. Something like this would be a lot easier on the wallet than a march pump if your only using it for $50 HERMS.

Stealthcruiser, do you have a link to that discussion?

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Only rated to 100 degrees, doesn't give you much latitude....that's the deal with March and Chugger pumps, they are rated to 250 degrees...

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ive had my eye on this pump for awhile
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Solar-DC-12V...item2a4390d623

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actually this thing looks pretty boss, even states food safe and for brewing, pretty sure its basically a great brew eh pump or one of those us solar pumps
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Solar-Batter...item19f08c836b

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Only rated to 100 degrees, doesn't give you much latitude....that's the deal with March and Chugger pumps, they are rated to 250 degrees...
It looks like it's rated to 100 degrees Celsius, enough for mash temps
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Also interested. Something like this would be a lot easier on the wallet than a march pump if your only using it for $50 HERMS.

Stealthcruiser, do you have a link to that discussion?


Try this one.......'Bout 90 or so pages worth!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/chea...t-pump-375904/
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Only rated to 100 degrees, doesn't give you much latitude....that's the deal with March and Chugger pumps, they are rated to 250 degrees...
They work fine with boiling liquids.... been using two for a year now. I believe using a ball valve to control their flow burns them up so I use cheap pwm speed controller's and adjust the flow with a knob.
March and chuggers pumps are way to big for the flow leveIs I'm looking for... plus 100c is 212f.... you tell me how your ever going to find yourself pumping a liquid hotter that 212 in the home brewing world?
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They work fine with boiling liquids.... been using two for a year now. I believe using a ball valve to control their flow burns them up so I use cheap pwm speed controller's and adjust the flow with a knob.
March and chuggers pumps are way to big for the flow leveIs I'm looking for... plus 100c is 212f.... you tell me how your ever going to find yourself pumping a liquid hotter that 212 in the home brewing world?
So pwm works just fine for flow control then? How did you implement your pwm control? Can you elaborate on why a ball valve would burn em up?

Any problems to speak of from the year of use? Or tips?

Would you like any more questions? cheers
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