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Old 06-03-2010, 05:36 AM   #1
browjaso62
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Has anyone bought one of these new Chugger pumps yet?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220615363398

USA Pumps has them on ebay for $149 with a Stainless Steel head! They claim it is a replacement/upgrade for March 809 pumps. There is also going to be a stainless head in 3 weeks that can mount on a March pump for $49.

It seems almost too good to be true since a stainless March pump costs almost 400 bucks.

Jason

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:32 PM   #2
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It does look interesting. Of course 6 GPM flow rate is pretty slow. I guess I am used the LG pumps that have much higher flow.

Also I wonder how loud it is compared to the March which sounds like a jet engine.

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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It does look interesting. Of course 6 GPM flow rate is pretty slow.
Not really slow for homebrewing. What's the point of a stainless head( i guess no stripped threads) with a plastic impeller? And it's more than a march pump.

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:55 PM   #4
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6GPM at zero head would be about half that at 3 feet of head. No way I am waiting 4-5 minutes to pump 12 gallons of liquid.

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:46 PM   #5
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Very interesting. Im looking at getting a pump soon and this may be it.

ghart999...why would you say that the flow would drop by half at 3'? It has a maximum head of 14'. To me that means at 3', it would pump roughly 4.75gpm (Im sure its not linear, but its still more than 3gpm).

Head: Type:Stainless Steel
GPM: 6gpm
Head: 14ft
Suction/Discharger: ” NPT
Voltage: 115VAC
Temp: 250F


Note: impeller is made of Polysulfone plastic; O-ring is Silicon; thrust washer is Teflon

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:58 PM   #6
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This is what you want.

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/L...57399/Cat/1006

Same price, 50% more flow, can be run dry and is so quite you don't even know its turned on. Compared to this one, the March 809 is a POS.

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:28 PM   #7
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This is what you want.

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/L...57399/Cat/1006

Same price, 50% more flow, can be run dry and is so quite you don't even know its turned on. Compared to this one, the March 809 is a POS.
It only goes up to 200F.


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Old 06-03-2010, 10:37 PM   #8
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200F under high pressure as this pump is able to handle high pressure applications. Hence, 200F at high pressure = 200+ at low pressure. We are pumping with almost zero pressure.

There are many threads on the forum discussing how this pump can handle well into boiling temps with no problem. Many people use this pump for boiling wort and love it.

 
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:46 PM   #9
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200F under high pressure as this pump is able to handle high pressure applications. Hence, 200F at high pressure = 200+ at low pressure. We are pumping with almost zero pressure.

There are many threads on the forum discussing how this pump can handle well into boiling temps with no problem. Many people use this pump for boiling wort and love it.
Are you a schill for little giant?

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Old 06-03-2010, 10:47 PM   #10
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Actually I own the company. My first name it Little.

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