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Old 10-12-2010, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Priming a March with an 'autovent'

Hi,
Here is a wee vid that shows the Watts vent seen/discussed here and on the Brewtroller board as a way of allowing a March (or any other flooded inlet type) pump to prime itself without human intervention.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Yergs?feature=mhum

(Oh and you don't need the electrics as they are part of a larger project scope, its a passive mechanical device, which avoids having to move hoses or turn valves to get the priming.)


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Old 10-12-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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Any other links and or info? This looks cool.


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Old 10-12-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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Interesting to see the people using the Watts autovents after installing them on BeerThirtys rig over a year ago.http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...l&ppuser=20875. These worked well venting both sides of the pumps and eliminating the priming issues you would have had with the plumbing.
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Yes, that's where I first saw them.
Do you still feel it necessary to put them on the inlet side?
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Any other links and or info? This looks cool.
Not really, other than to say you can buy them online on the Grainger site.
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It's funny but when building my first rig I had some priming problems and my brother who is in the plumbing and heating business suggested an autovent. This was about 6 months before Beerthirty's post. I thought my brother was yanking my chain until I saw Beerthirty's post. I felt like an idiot after reading the post and my brother broke my chops something fierce.
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Nice $10 solution.
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So if you mount one of these on your rig it needs to be level correct? I have a couple on my heating system for the house. Never thought of putting them on the brew rig.
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also how are these being cleaned and sanitized?
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also how are these being cleaned and sanitized?
Thats why he has it on a cam lock fitting. He can remove it and take it apart for cleaning and sanitizing (it comes apart real easy as the top simply unscrews).


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