This weekend I set out to try my new pump for the first time. I have it mounted in a toolbox in the configuration below.
For the moment I am trying to use it on my stovetop to push water from my HLT to MLT to fly sparge (with a silicon hose) and then from the bottom on my boil kettle to a port towards the top to whirlpool.
I have the pump on the floor of my kitchen. I had it working well enough to sparge, but when I tried to go from the bottom ball valve towards the bottom of my kettle to the one up by the rim, the pump just didn't work. The wort in my tubing wouldn't move beyond the liquid level in the kettle.
Did I do something wrong here? Is the autovent installed properly?