What about batch sparging? Google dennybrew, and there is a good link on Batch Sparging, which is a poor man's ( or a beginner's way) to sparge until you get way fancy and use the sparge arm. I'm planning on using this method my first time next weekend. I hear it's less efficient, but you can use a little more grain and get the job done. Follow the links on that page and it'll give you some interesting info on the setup and science behind it all. I'll let you know how mine goes.