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Old 07-26-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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Guys,

I need your advice, i need to buy a pump sometime this week (due to shipping reasons). And i can't decide between the tried and tested march 809 or the new, shiny looking, cheaper chugger pump.

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Old 07-27-2010, 04:55 AM   #2
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wow 99 dollars and free shipping. i wish i could answer this for you, because if it is a good replacement i don't think you could beat the price. Not having the stainless head really dropped the price compared to the one that did a few weeks ago on ebay. hope you get a knowledgeable answer soon.

 
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:07 PM   #3
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so i went for it and bought the chugger pump, we will see what happens.....

 
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
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that is what i would have done but i am very curious to hear you report back. I need a pump too and that looks a little better price wise
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:09 AM   #5
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:53 PM   #6
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i've got the pump, waiting for some tubing from mcmaster carr, should be here this week, hoping to test it all this week/ next weekend

 
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:58 PM   #7
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:12 AM   #8
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ok so my high temp silicone hose came in today, looks sweet. I haven't decided if i should just test the pump as is, or if I should get my electrical panel wired up before i test it. We will see what happens.

 
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:28 PM   #9
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I brewed my first batch using the chugger last weekend. I've never used a March, so I can't give a side by side comparison but I'm happy with the purchase. As I've read with the march, priming took a little getting used to but wasn't too challenging. Other than that, it was quiet, moved fluid at a reasonable rate, and did what it was supposed to do. Probably not that different from the March. The real test will be how long it lasts. No word on that yet.

 
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:24 PM   #10
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thanks for the update chicagobrew. I'm trying to finish my control panel tomorrow/friday after which point my pump will be wired up and i should be able to test it out.

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