New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > How do you prime your pump?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #11
edecambra
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
edecambra's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Gainesville, Fl
Posts: 825
Liked 39 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Right, if the terminal output of your pump is also under water when you open all the valves the air trapped in the lines does not readily escape (i.e. whirlpooling JZ style) I open my quick disconnects to allow the beer to flow until I see all the lines cleared of air at the impeller end. This has worked well, even though recirc during a boil sends plenty of air bubbles in your pump head anyway. Cavitation is a bitch!



__________________
edecambra is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2014, 02:30 PM   #12
GoodDogShelby
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GoodDogShelby's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Erlanger, KY
Posts: 177
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

I have added a 3 way valve on the outlet side of my pump. It allows me 'burp' the pump if I happen to get an air bubble in the chamber. It is a whole lot easier than moving hoses full of boiling wort.



__________________
GoodDogShelby is offline
Stealthcruiser Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2014, 03:13 PM   #13
rgauthier20420
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 646
Liked 47 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

I have the pump inlet on the bottom and a cross on the outlet. On the outlet going to the right, is a valve I can open when I'm priming the pump so remove any air inside of the pump head. Once that's done, I close the vent valve, turn the pump on, and open the outlet valve to begin pumping.



__________________
rgauthier20420 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2014, 02:14 AM   #14
old-pasture-brew
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
old-pasture-brew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 62
Liked 7 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

You guys are great. This is what I love about HBT, ask a question and folks line up to help. Awesome! As I read more from the replies, I just realized that after I change the out flow to the top of the pump, I will be able to use the ball valve I normally use throttle the flow from the pump to control the bleed out of any air. Once that's done I just slap on the return line and start pumping. So I already got purge mechanism, just didn't know it! Keeps getting better.

__________________
old-pasture-brew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-25-2014, 02:24 AM   #15
wickman6
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: vernon hills, il
Posts: 644
Liked 60 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 94

Default

How do I prime my pump? I whisper into my wife's ear and she takes over from there.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

I'm glad there were so many helpful folks on here to actually help you.
Cheers!



__________________

My wife is like a well crafted beer...bitter, yet sweet enough to balance perfectly!

wickman6 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can gravity prime a pump..... skibumdc Equipment/Sanitation 5 07-27-2012 02:55 AM
March pump losing prime when running pump wide open rockytoptim Equipment/Sanitation 12 09-05-2011 01:42 AM
Need help--pump loses prime erikrocks All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 03-07-2011 01:19 AM
will this pump self prime? terrazza Equipment/Sanitation 4 12-23-2010 05:51 PM
March Pump Prime awest74 Equipment/Sanitation 3 07-09-2007 05:05 PM