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Old 01-06-2011, 05:48 AM   #1
wacko
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Anyone have one of these? I couldn't find any info about the make up of the pump head to see if it is bad for brewing or winemaking.
ebay sale for one

 
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:51 AM   #2
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guess not

 
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:58 AM   #3
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No spec on the maximum operating temp plus it having check valves I bet it will collect grain particles and crap that may reduce the output.
If a diaphragm pump were a better solution vs magnetic drives brewers would of be all over them long ago.

 
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:22 AM   #4
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I have an Aquatec for my RO system to boost water pressure. It's a good pump. The one you are looking at is 230 volts - just in case you didn't notice. Doubt it can handle the high temps but might be useful in transferring cool liquids. Might be worth a shot if you can steal it at a low price.

 
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:59 AM   #5
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It wouldn't be much good without running hot wort thru it at end of boil to sanitize it with the fear of heat damage.

 
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