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Old 02-20-2009, 05:16 PM   #11
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Looks good. I would not worry about the heat. I have been running my setup in the same fashion for almost 2 years, no problem.

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:22 PM   #12
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It was because of your advice that I wasn't worrying about it in the first place. Thanks, btw, I love this mod!!!

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Thanks. One other thing, if you can invert your pump head so the wort comes in the bottom and out the top, you will more efficiently purge air from the pump and prime better.

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Thanks. One other thing, if you can invert your pump head so the wort comes in the bottom and out the top, you will more efficiently purge air from the pump and prime better.
no dice, I don't think...I mounted it so that the housing mount was resting on the bottom of the inside of the toolbox (to avoid stress on the toolbox wall)...so I don't have a lot of clearance down there. I think if I rotated it 90 degrees, the QD would be hitting the floor.

Or are you suggesting that I rotate it 180?
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:40 PM   #15
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Ah, okay. I was afraid of the same, so I mounted the pump on a piece of 2X4 in the box, and drilled from there. Here is what I meant:

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Yeah, I can't do that. Oh well.

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It is still the most efficient way to mount a pump in a non structured environment that I have seen to date. Good job dood.

Edit, wow in re-reading this, I can be misunderstood above. I doubt you'll have any issues with the way you mounted. I was trying to say the toolbox approach is the most efficient way to mount a pump. My kid has discovered nightmares this week, so I am very sleep deprived and making little sense.

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:48 PM   #18
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Hey if you're happy with the way it primes in the current layout, fark it all.

I haven't decided on my final design yet, so I'm open to some experimentation.

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Is the pump head poking out a hole big enough for the whole OD, or is there no hole in the toolbox wall, except for screw holes?

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Is the pump head poking out a hole big enough for the whole OD, or is there no hole in the toolbox wall, except for screw holes?
I drilled a 2-1/8" hole, which allows for the magnetic "axle" (which engages the pump head magnets) to poke through the hole from the inside out. So, before you screw the pump head back on, all you have is the magnetic axle, which is about 2" in diameter, poking through. Then you put the head on there, the magnet in the axle engage the magnets in the pump head, and you screw everything back together.
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.on tap | kegged:
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