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Old 10-23-2010, 10:20 PM   #21
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Your only complaint is the cord length?
yep

I believe they have the same motor as a march It sure looks like a fasco

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/replacing-march-pump-cord-200396/


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Old 10-23-2010, 10:24 PM   #22
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So to save $30/$40 or so on the purchase price, you wouldn't buy a $10 extension cord or move the pump three feet?


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Old 10-23-2010, 10:30 PM   #23
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When you get your pump will you take pictures side by side? (March X Chugger)

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Old 10-23-2010, 10:34 PM   #24
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So to save $30/$40 or so on the purchase price, you wouldn't buy a $10 extension cord or move the pump three feet?

I dont like splices in any of my cords.

How do you move the pump? They are not self priming.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:59 PM   #25
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I don't like splices in my cords either, but I like having a stainless head for 109 shipped even more than I dislike splices!

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That shouldn't be an issue because you can always make the cord longer.

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Old 10-24-2010, 04:33 AM   #27
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i have used my chugger for two batches and dont see any reason to get a march. i just finished building a tool box housing w/ a weather prof switch and gfic outlet all connected by a 25foot ext cord. make sure you protect whatever you get.

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i have used my chugger for two batches and dont see any reason to get a march. i just finished building a tool box housing w/ a weather prof switch and gfic outlet all connected by a 25foot ext cord. make sure you protect whatever you get.
What size tool box did you use? I'm planning to do the same thing but Ive been buying individual parts to save money, not knowing the actual sizes of any pumps. I figure that i can use the tools boxes if the pump doesnt fit. Im planning on a switch to 2 outlets and then 2 steady running outlets.

Show a couple of pics of your pump housing enclosure.
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got mine in the day after ordering, shipping was super fast, the stainless threads don't look too bad, the brand logo is clear, looks better than some pictures i have seen. packaging is secure, dis-assembly instructions included,can't wait to use it!

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What size tool box did you use? I'm planning to do the same thing but Ive been buying individual parts to save money, not knowing the actual sizes of any pumps. I figure that i can use the tools boxes if the pump doesnt fit. Im planning on a switch to 2 outlets and then 2 steady running outlets.

Show a couple of pics of your pump housing enclosure.
here are my picks of my chugger in a toolbox. i picked everthing up from homedepot last night and did the entire project in 2 hours. have not tested yet, but sure it will work. i was thinking of using two switches, one controlling the pump and one controlling another two plug gfic outlet. after thinking about it for a bit, i am not sure why i would need this. if i have something else i need to shut off it will prob be a another pump. so i left mine as one switch. i took the 25foot outdoor ext cord and cut the end off, 10" and ran that out of the switch. then cut another 16" section to go between the outlet and the switch and then the end of the cord comes in the back and into the gfic plug. no need any other wireing, just a few wire end caps and some time. i cut a 2 1/4" hole on the end to put the pump head though and mounted the pump to a short pice of ipe wood. good luck and if you have any question please let me know, very easy project and with the cost of the pump worth protecting and having a nice switch next to it.







with cutting the end off the ext cord i can still use the pump w/ the reg ext end.


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