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Old 01-14-2012, 04:53 AM   #1
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Thought I would share my 2 tied rack on a budget. So far I'm in it for about $50 in steel. Built with 1x1 3/16th tubestock. Plenty strong! Ordering two burners and a regulator for another $50 or so. Also picked up a 255 gph pump that hooks up to a drill for $10 to move my strike and sparge water to the mash tun ( modified cooler). I just need to find some plexi or something for the decking.

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Old 01-14-2012, 05:02 AM   #2
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[QUOTE="ericw81"]Thought I would share my 2 tied rack on a budget. So far I'm in it for about $50 in steel. Built with 1x1 3/16th tubestock. Plenty strong! Ordering two burners and a regulator for another $50 or so. Also picked up a 255 gph pump that hooks up to a drill for $10 to move my strike and sparge water to the mash tun ( modified cooler). I just need to find some plexi or something for the decking. Still some welding, grinding, and painting to go, but it's getting there.

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Old 01-14-2012, 05:05 AM   #3
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what pump did you get?

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:10 PM   #4
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I got this one at a local hardware store

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #5
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I got this one at a local hardware store
Ive used those pumps to empty black lines before... they are good at what they are intended to do. However, moving HOT liquid is not in it's design intent.

See warnings on pump insert...

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Old 01-17-2012, 01:18 AM   #6
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Mine didn't have the instructions. I just plan on pumping my strike water and sparge water (batch sparge). Wonder if it will work??

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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I was considering the same thing, since I had a brand new pump sitting around that is identical. However, after reading a few posts, the concerns were 1) The plastic is not food safe and 2) The lubricant used inside it is not food safe. I fixed number 2 by removing the plate, removing the impeller, degreasing it with a citrus based degreaser (the grease smelled pretty bad, so I am sure it would have imparted an off flavor) and re-lubing it with vaseline. I have not determined if it will work, I was just messing around with parts on hand. Maybe this is my way to justify the $150 for a pump designed for this......

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