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Old 10-20-2010, 04:24 PM   #11
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bumping this to see if there are any other updates and if anyone noticed a difference between the stainless steel pump head vs the food grade plastic? with a $20 difference in price, wondering whether the SS is that much better.

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Old 10-20-2010, 04:31 PM   #12
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My thoughts on the stainless head is simply that stainless is harder to strip out if it needs to be dismantled, and warpage should be non existent, not that it is much of an issue in the composite head from what I understand.

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Old 10-20-2010, 05:07 PM   #13
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I have a March and a Chugger on my stand and they both work identical. If I had it to again I'd get the stainless head just because it's so pretty honestly the plastic has been fine so far

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Old 10-20-2010, 05:49 PM   #14
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My thoughts on the stainless head is simply that stainless is harder to strip out if it needs to be dismantled, and warpage should be non existent, not that it is much of an issue in the composite head from what I understand.
Not only is it better for re-threading, but it will take a direct hit much better than the plastic ones (believe me I know). I tend to think that with the plastic heads that they are being stressed with a metal pipe fitting on them and getting smacked just right will snap it off.

I have not seen any difference in performance between the two (speaking of the heads only as all my pumps are March).
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:10 PM   #15
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thanks for the feedback!! much appreciated. I think I will be placing an order for a SS Chugger today.

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Old 10-23-2010, 09:49 PM   #16
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Thanks for this thread! I'm trying to decide on the chugger or the march!

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Old 10-23-2010, 10:01 PM   #17
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I just ordered a Chugger Pump for $79 with free shipping!!!

I already got a March pump and was planning to get another but $79 was to good of a deal to pass. Did I mentioned free shipping !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220667100055&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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I just ordered a Chugger Pump for $79 with free shipping!!!

I already got a March pump and was planning to get another but $79 was to good of a deal to pass. Did I mentioned free shipping !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220667100055&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Hope this helps.

Cheers!

When you get your pump will you take pictures side by side? (March X Chugger)

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:58 PM   #19
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For what it's worth my chugger is a _______ Ill never buy another.

The cord is to short( 3 FEET ) other than that its fine.
6 foot cord on the march from what I understand.

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For what it's worth my chugger is a _______ Ill never buy another.

The cord is to short( 3 FEET ) other than that its fine.
6 foot cord on the march from what I understand.
Your only complaint is the cord length?
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