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Old 02-11-2013, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default How should I mount this pump?

I ordered this pump, which will be used to recirculate my HLT water for my HERMS. This upcoming weekend I am planning to build my wood brew stand much like kals at theelectricbrewery.com. As part of the planning I need some help figuring out how to mount this pump. Any ideas on hardware to clamp/attach this to the stand?

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:40 AM   #2
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Those pumps look small enough to mount directly to the bulkhead of your kettle. I've thrown arou d the idea of mounting one directly to the bottom drain and putting the ball valve after it on my HLT.

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If direct mounting to the kettle isnt to your liking, look in the electrical/plumbing area of the hardware store for some pipe straps that fit the pump around the motor housing. They would be the easiest way to mount to a wood stand

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Just thinking out loud... I would probably put two stainless steel, 6" nubs off each side and mount the pump off of the nubs with like conduit hangers. being that the pump is all plastic, i would want as little pressure on it as possible. I'm sure someone will come up with something more thought out though. Post what you come up with. I would be really interested in how you do it.

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I have seen people use U-bolts to secure them, and that is likely how I will mount mine when they come in. I don't like the idea of putting them on the valve assembly, but that is just my opinion.

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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I ordered this pump, which will be used to recirculate my HLT water for my HERMS. This upcoming weekend I am planning to build my wood brew stand much like kals at theelectricbrewery.com. As part of the planning I need some help figuring out how to mount this pump. Any ideas on hardware to clamp/attach this to the stand?

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I used conduit straps from Lowes to mount the larger march pumps , but cut cradles out for under the pump.

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What kind of pumps are they?
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #7
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I have that exact same pump and when I received it, I had the same question. I wanted to mount it to my brew stand. Here's what I came up with. I bought a Blichmann ball valve, attached a L shaped piece of metal to two of the screws then mounted the ball valve to the stand.
It's been working great.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:05 PM   #8
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Yeah, do you have a link to the product site? I might be interested in adding one of these to my HERMS system as a second (and maybe 3rd) pump

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Here's where I got mine.

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