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Old 11-13-2010, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default Cooled wort transfer pump suggestions?

I am looking for a pump to move 15 gallon batches of cooled wort. would prefer one that is self priming or easy priming. i know little giant and march pumps are the pumps of choice but since i'm not moving hot wort, i'm hoping to find a cheaper alternative.

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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Check out chugger pumps on eBay. I just bought two and they're a good bit cheaper than the march.
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thanks, i'll take a look at them.
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I have a little giant that i picked up from my dad's wine operation. it has a pvc volute . trying to find info on it i (sorry i'm sick and cat get the words out)

there is a pvc version that is cheaper than the black one i think mine is a md4 or somthing

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Any Suggestions?
Any decent aquarium magnetic drive pump will move room temperature wort at a quick pace.

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Check out chugger pumps on eBay. I just bought two and they're a good bit cheaper than the march.
The OP wants self priming. These pumps are anything but self priming.
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self priming would be real nice, how easy are the aquarium magnetic drive pumps to prime?
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Check out chugger pumps on eBay. I just bought two and they're a good bit cheaper than the march.
they look nice, $99 shipped on ebay.
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self priming would be real nice, how easy are the aquarium magnetic drive pumps to prime?
Same as a March pump, easy so long as the pump is slightly below the kettle.
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