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hammis 07-26-2010 10:27 PM

March or Chugger Pump?

I need your advice, i need to buy a pump sometime this week (due to shipping reasons). And i can't decide between the tried and tested march 809 or the new, shiny looking, cheaper chugger pump.


ellijo89 07-27-2010 04:55 AM

wow 99 dollars and free shipping. i wish i could answer this for you, because if it is a good replacement i don't think you could beat the price. Not having the stainless head really dropped the price compared to the one that did a few weeks ago on ebay. hope you get a knowledgeable answer soon.

hammis 07-27-2010 10:07 PM

so i went for it and bought the chugger pump, we will see what happens.....

Jewrican 07-27-2010 10:41 PM

that is what i would have done but i am very curious to hear you report back. I need a pump too and that looks a little better price wise

pickles 08-15-2010 03:09 AM


hammis 08-15-2010 09:53 PM

i've got the pump, waiting for some tubing from mcmaster carr, should be here this week, hoping to test it all this week/ next weekend

brettwasbtd 08-17-2010 06:58 PM


hammis 08-19-2010 03:12 AM

ok so my high temp silicone hose came in today, looks sweet. I haven't decided if i should just test the pump as is, or if I should get my electrical panel wired up before i test it. We will see what happens.

chicagobrew 08-24-2010 08:28 PM

I brewed my first batch using the chugger last weekend. I've never used a March, so I can't give a side by side comparison but I'm happy with the purchase. As I've read with the march, priming took a little getting used to but wasn't too challenging. Other than that, it was quiet, moved fluid at a reasonable rate, and did what it was supposed to do. Probably not that different from the March. The real test will be how long it lasts. No word on that yet.

hammis 08-25-2010 10:24 PM

thanks for the update chicagobrew. I'm trying to finish my control panel tomorrow/friday after which point my pump will be wired up and i should be able to test it out.


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