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Old 12-18-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Chugger pump help

Ok so I have my rig together enought to brew tomorrow. Today on a test run I recirculated water through my new chugger pumps. I had a horrible time priming them. Is there a trick or something to it.


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Old 12-18-2010, 11:51 PM   #3
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Clock the heads 180 degrees for a start. You have the outflow pointed straight down which will trap the biggest air pocket possible.
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Clock the heads 180 degrees for a start. You have the outflow pointed straight down which will trap the biggest air pocket possible.
Actually my outflow is at 9 o clock with and 90 elbow pointing up. Is this not a good position?
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Yes, but if you look on the inside of the head, the opening to that outflow that is pointing to 9 o'clock is on the 6 o'clock position, which is the opposite of where you want it.
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This pic shows what I'm talking about, the outflow is pointed to the side, but the opening inside the head is on top where it should be.
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This pic shows what I'm talking about, the outflow is pointed to the side, but the opening inside the head is on top where it should be.
Ill be damn! I guess I will clock them 180 thanks a lot for the info


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