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Old 02-20-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default $20 pump whirlpooler build

So I bit the bullet and decided to give this guy a try PUMP

Its high temp, says its perfect for food operation, but low output ~0.25gal/min so that would take approx 20 min to pump a 5 gallon batch, however im using it as a whirlpooler for mashing and cooling to help keep temp consistent during mashing and cool quicker with an IC, so it should be fine.

I will post my results as they come, doing a batch thursday but probably wont have it all built by then so will have to wait till the following week.

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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Subscribed. Looking forward to this

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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Saved for instructions/details on build

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Interesting.....

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i have that pump, and can tell you its not going to work unfortunately. it has nearly zero power.

i use it to agitate the water in my 1gallon herms pot. even the convection currents from the heating element are much stronger than the pump. it helps slightly for what i use it for, but forget about trying to whirlpool anything with it though.

1L/minute is "at best", and only when the planets align. flow rate is probably closer to 0.25 - 0.5 liters a minute with any type of head pressure.

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Old 02-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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well its already ordered, so well see how well it does, im just trying to move the liquid around to create an even temp in the water

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i have that pump, and can tell you its not going to work unfortunately. it has nearly zero power.

i use it to agitate the water in my 1gallon herms pot. even the convection currents from the heating element are much stronger than the pump. it helps slightly for what i use it for, but forget about trying to whirlpool anything with it though.

1L/minute is "at best", and only when the planets align. flow rate is probably closer to 0.25 - 0.5 liters a minute with any type of head pressure.
what voltage supply are you using?
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