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Old 12-17-2011, 05:41 PM   #31
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I was thing of building one of these and was thinking, after reading this forum, does it matter if the pipe is rated for the right heat? One would be post-rinsing these anyway and doing a simple sanitizer after PBW or oxyclean.

Also I found this very cheap 1000gph pump for 25 bucks. Wy buy a more expensive pump of this? I understand durability but might just try this today unless someone can point out a good reason not to try it. Unless I get lazy and just buy the more beer one.

On further review I see the above mentioned pump is a 12 v dc so it. Would likely be a pain....
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:21 AM   #32
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So I made on of these today. I got a 325gph pump first and it didn't have enough balls so I went n got a 550gph and the thing works awesome. Great for carboys. I added a gas and liquid ball lock for kegs. I've cleaned 6 kegs in a hour that would normally take me 3 times as long. This things rocks!!!!
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:19 PM   #33
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Wow, this thing is great! I just bought a 620 gph pump from harbor freight (http://www.harborfreight.com/620-gph...ump-68393.html) It's on sale for $35 now. I cleaned my sanke keg fermenters and a corny keg already. Total cost was $40 (pump, homer bucket lid, and 3/4" pvc parts)! Cleaning the sanke makes this thing well worth it.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #34
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Wow, this thing is great! I just bought a 620 gph pump from harbor freight (http://www.harborfreight.com/620-gph...ump-68393.html) It's on sale for $35 now. I cleaned my sanke keg fermenters and a corny keg already. Total cost was $40 (pump, homer bucket lid, and 3/4" pvc parts)! Cleaning the sanke makes this thing well worth it.
Let us know how the pump holds up. That one is about half the price of what I've got, so when I inevitably forget to turn it off before going out of town and burn it out, yours might be a good replacement.

 
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #35
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Let us know how the pump holds up. That one is about half the price of what I've got, so when I inevitably forget to turn it off before going out of town and burn it out, yours might be a good replacement.
Can't you put it on a timer switch?
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:49 PM   #36
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So I made on of these today. I got a 325gph pump first and it didn't have enough balls so I went n got a 550gph and the thing works awesome. Great for carboys. I added a gas and liquid ball lock for kegs. I've cleaned 6 kegs in a hour that would normally take me 3 times as long. This things rocks!!!!
What pump did you use?

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:06 PM   #37
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I would like to build one of these in the near future. Obviously the most expensive part is the pump. Any one source a cheap pump that will work well for this application?

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:29 PM   #38
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I've cleaned about 20 corny kegs and 6 sanke kegs so far with no problems with my harbor freight pump I linked above. $35 and still trucking!

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:38 PM   #39
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #40
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I've cleaned about 20 corny kegs and 6 sanke kegs so far with no problems with my harbor freight pump I linked above. $35 and still trucking!
How did you connect from the pump to your pvc that runs up into your keg/Carboy? Pics showing this would be great. Your pump is cheap but I don't know how I can attach to my PVC pipe and have it still be secure enough to stick inside & was a keg.

 
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