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Old 03-16-2007, 03:11 PM   #11
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That's the same kind of pump used on older UK domestic heating installations.
should work shouldnt it? Ive been speaking on and off w/ John Palmer about the bronze housing and he said go for it. The only reason he didnt write about bronze in his book is because bronze is a more expensive alloy. But would work great in the homebrew world!

 
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:24 PM   #12
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Not sure how it's affected by acidity but I doubt the pump is food grade and it's never use in drinking water sysytem in the uk. Only closed heating systems.

I couldn't say one way or the other. I have used old ones but never for brewing. I'd allso question the adjustability of the pumps.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Give it a go and see.

http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=...heating%20pump
http://www.plumbworld.co.uk/348-0000
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:34 PM   #13
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Nice link Orfy, thanks....But i feel 100% confident about this pump after speaking w/ JP. We actually sent him the link to the exact pump and spoke in person about it at the KCBM comp. last month.....thanks again...

 
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Old 03-16-2007, 04:08 PM   #14
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This is only for the HLT, correct? So it should not see the acidity like a wort pump and should not need variable flow control?

 
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Old 03-16-2007, 04:10 PM   #15
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That two more good reasons for using it.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:48 PM   #16
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Sorry BP for the hijack........as we were!!

 
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:51 PM   #17
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How large are you planning your electrical brewing system, as in heater wattage and pump motor loads. Looks like most residential panel size GFCI breakers max out at 50 Amp loads, Pool and SPA sub panels go up to 60 Amp loads. Hope that your panel design includes fuses for both heater and other loads to prevent smoke and flame demonstration on smaller conductors hooked to high amperage source.

 
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:39 AM   #18
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How large are you planning your electrical brewing system, as in heater wattage and pump motor loads. Looks like most residential panel size GFCI breakers max out at 50 Amp loads, Pool and SPA sub panels go up to 60 Amp loads. Hope that your panel design includes fuses for both heater and other loads to prevent smoke and flame demonstration on smaller conductors hooked to high amperage source.
I was thinking the same thing. 5500w/240v ~ 23a. Thats quite a bit right there, throw in the motor and you might have some breakers tripping on you.

 
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:35 PM   #19
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I am replacing an unused 50 amp 240 breaker with a 30 amp gfci, so there shouldn't be a problem there. The pump and so forth are running off another, dedicated breaker and the draw there is not enough to cause any problems.
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