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Old 08-31-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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I have mentioned before that I store all my brewing equipment in my basement, and brew in my back yard. The ritual for brew day involves many trips up and down the steps and I invetable foget a lot of smaller items. With the recent addition of my March pump, I found myself needing a mounting plate, switch and waterproofing solution, and I figured I would make this a dual purpose project. I bought a plastic tool box from HD for $9 and hacked it to my needs. Currently, it is only used as a housing for the pump and storage, but I have some plans to add more bling to it.

There was no need for me to incorporate a GFI outlet since the power source I use outside is GFI.

Sorry about the crappy pics, the digital camera is on the fritz so these are cell phone pics.

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Inside, tray removed


Inside, tray in place


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Let me know your thoughts.


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Old 08-31-2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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Hey, now that's a handy looking setup! Great idea.

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Old 09-01-2007, 04:19 PM   #4
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Genius, simply genius. I think his gives me some new ideas about my brewery tool box.

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Looks great. My only concern would be with heat buildup and the tolerance of the plastic.

How hot does your pump get?

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The heat build up was my primary concern when I thought about this, however there are quie a few similar, single puropse builds, that have a much smaller enclosure and they have no heat issues. Also, if you have a pump, you know they take time to get hot, and you only need o run the pump for maybe 5-7 minutes to move 5-6 gallons.

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Old 09-01-2007, 07:20 PM   #7
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Ryan, I love that idea, and find myself quite jealous. (I have the tool box, but SWMBO has not yet given the 'green light'for a march pump purchase ).

When I get my march, that will be exactly what i do with it! (Untill my brew rig gets built...I've set a personal deadline of June 2012)

Cheers, and nice work!

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That is one NICE tool box!!! Total sweetness!!!



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Ryan, I love that idea, and find myself quite jealous. (I have the tool box, but SWMBO has not yet given the 'green light'for a march pump purchase ).

When I get my march, that will be exactly what i do with it! (Untill my brew rig gets built...I've set a personal deadline of June 2012)

Cheers, and nice work!

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http://morebeer.com/view_product/17314/102345 to go with... http://cgi.ebay.com/March-MFG-Pump-AC-3CP-MD-1-15-HP_W0QQitemZ280147119824QQihZ018QQcategoryZ46547QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem ? maybe??? I just did a quick search, not sure if those 2 would match up at all. After buying my pump off of morebeer I'm happy with it. I would just like to see everybody else feeling the love. I've heard of people getting similar pumps to the march pumps on morebeer from ebay around $40. Happy shopping!
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I see this is in my current issue of BYO, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Thanks. That article proves my 6th-8th grade teachers wrong.

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