Threads broke on pump head - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Threads broke on pump head

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-02-2011, 10:16 PM   #1
pola0502ds
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Posts: 889
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I have your standard march pump 1/25 HP, i was pumping fittings onto the inlet and outlet, put to much pressure on the outlet threads and snapped the whole threaded portion right off. I was soo pissed when this happened. I am out a pump and a fitting because what snapped off the pump is now in the fitting.

Has this happened to anyone? What did you do? I wonder if they made a food grade epoxy or glue that i can use. What i really want to know is if they sell just the face of the pumphead that is removeable. Does anyone know this? I dont want to wait until monday to find out. If i know they sell replacement parts i can enjoy the rest of my weekend.

On NPT fittings, can anyone give me advice on fitting them? How tight do they really need to be? If i would have known this maybe it wouldn't have now happened.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:19 PM   #2
Brooklyn-Brewtality
Four Beasts Brewery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Brooklyn-Brewtality's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Brooklyn
Posts: 2,278
Liked 24 Times on 19 Posts


http://morebeer.com/view_product/173..._-_Replacement
__________________
Kegged: Berlinerweisse, Dubbel, Galaxy Wheat
Bottled: Golden Strong, Mild, IIPA, Rauch
Fermenting: Saison, Imperial Wheat Stout, Brett Saison, APA, Brett Roggenbier

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:21 PM   #3
bruin_ale
 
bruin_ale's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Campbell, CA
Posts: 1,436
Liked 21 Times on 21 Posts


they sell replacement heads...
http://morebeer.com/view_product/173..._-_Replacement


Also, you should be able to get the plastic out of the fitting.. I have a pipe nipple remover meant for removing broken sprinkler head nipples, that's what I'd use.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
bruin_ale
 
bruin_ale's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Campbell, CA
Posts: 1,436
Liked 21 Times on 21 Posts


like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Orbit-Sprinkle.../dp/B000I1RQZ8

course, I don't know how much your fitting cost - might be a wash to buy this tool in order to not replace a $5 fitting.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:39 PM   #5
pola0502ds
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Posts: 889
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Thanks guys, yeah, it would be cheaper to buy another fitting.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:49 PM   #6
Bossbrew
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Ben Lomond, CA
Posts: 58

I dropped mine and broke it. I temporarily attached a fitting using JB weld, but ended up buying a Chugger head to replace it. I would look into that instead of another plastic head.

Dave

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:56 PM   #7
certaut
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
hughes springs, Texas
Posts: 316
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts


find a screwdriver that fits in the broken nipple a little, them heat the end of the screwdriver till its red hot, push in the broken nipple till it sinks to the widest part of the screwdriver blade and let it cool.
after it cools gently heat the stainless fitting put it a Mr vise, or hold it with whatever you have and give the screwdriver a twist
or if you are going to throw it ,,, throw it my way, I'll pay postage
pete
__________________
the brewer makes the beer, not the equipment
let the beer tell you when it is finished

Reason: dint trash,, recycle

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #8
pickles
 
pickles's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Columbus
Posts: 2,007
Liked 49 Times on 41 Posts


I broke mine over tightening it too. I used medium viscosity CA glue and it's held withtwo brews on it.
__________________
Gaptooth Brewhouse

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #9
DeafSmith
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
DeafSmith's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Richardson, TX
Posts: 1,448
Liked 34 Times on 32 Posts


I used these on my pump:

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=11184

and they also have these:

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=12500

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 06:20 PM   #10
pola0502ds
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Posts: 889
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I ended up JB welding it on. My concern is the the JB weld will produce off flavors. I have a email into JB weld to see if this is the case. I will let you know what they say.

I also talked to chugger pump and I there heads are now 50 bucks a piece.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump