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Old 12-24-2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Can I upgrade typical march pump to HF?

I have a typical March pump (809) I think (the kind they sale on Morebeer). Well I see they have a h315hf pump now that gives about 6 more feet of rise. I wonder if that is just a newly designed head that I might be able to buy and put on my current h315 (809) march pump?

Has anyone done this? If so, how much, and where would one just get the new 'HF' parts?

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Old 12-24-2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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I doubt it, but if you find out that it's possible, let us know!


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Old 12-24-2010, 07:15 PM   #3
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I think you can. Read that on the thread about Chugger pumps. The guy from March said you could.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:30 PM   #4
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I have a typical March pump (809) Has anyone done this? If so, how much, and where would one just get the new 'HF' parts?
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Ryan
Thru a March pump distributor as March does not sell to the public directly.
The 315 HF impeller pt# 0809-0107-0200 lists at March $24, I have one on order at $19 i'll install in a pump.
A delay so far as it was ordered 12-2-10 no phone call it's in yet.
Your correct converting a 12.1' head pump into a 18.6' head a impeller swap only a substantial pressure increase when dealing with tubing friction flow resistance and low pressures.

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Are you pumping wort to the 3rd story? If not, why bother?
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:42 PM   #6
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I doubt it, but if you find out that it's possible, let us know!
Philly, take a look at the above reply there is hope.
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I've had issues at higher temps and need a little more power behind it. Especially for <30 bucks!
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Also which store/web site/retailer did you order yours from?
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I've had issues at higher temps and need a little more power behind it. Especially for <30 bucks!
Power is not the issue, pump cavitation is applying a negative intake pressure on water nearing it's boiling point.
Under $30 you bet.
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The location is app 6 miles away, i'm on the left coast saltwater surrounding the island.
The sticker is so far the excessively long wait maybe they're still building up to a large order to send in or they may not of paid March with past orders?
This was brought up by Walter at March pump, if so i'll contact Walter next week he'll look into this matter i'll post answers.
For the time being I wish not to forward this March distributors name plus not have someone else get delayed like myself.
You should be able to locate a distributor in your area, click onto the March site they have a section locating one near you.


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