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Old 03-30-2013, 09:07 PM   #61
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It's still working great, although I've only used it a few times. It's not clear how well the pump head will hold up over time.

It should be moving around 2,400 GPH (40 GPM) in this configuration.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:28 AM   #62
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It's still working great, although I've only used it a few times. It's not clear how well the pump head will hold up over time.

It should be moving around 2,400 GPH (40 GPM) in this configuration.
Nice. That's a $300+ pump you snagged for under $100.

 
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Keep your eyes peeled on eBay, and they're not too hard to find. I located this one within about a week of starting to seriously look. Surplus wholesalers are a good source. Search for "centrifugal pump" for this type. If you're really lucky, you find one in stainless
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:04 AM   #64
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So what is the benefit of using this type of pump versus a sump pump?
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So what is the benefit of using this type of pump versus a sump pump?
Most dirty water pumps can't handle water over 80 degrees.

 
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Also this type of pump has a different style of seal around the drive shaft than most sump-type pumps do, so there is no chance of lubricants getting released from the pump and getting coated all over the inside fo your conical. I learned this lesson the hard way when I tried to use a sump pump from lowes to build a keg washer. All I did was ruin the keg I tested the build with, by permanently coating it inside with a greasy film.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:21 PM   #67
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While it stinks that the sump pump puked its bearing grease out, the keg certainly isn't ruined. anything can be cleaned off the surface of metal with the right soap or solvent. Follow up the solvent with a soap or alkaline rinse, then acid sanitize and it will be like new.

 
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #68
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TDC detergent from National Chemical works great on grease and is designed for glassware. It is made for handwashing but I have used it CIP to clean my pump before use. Worked awesome.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #69
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The liberty HT41M sump pump I bought a couple of weeks ago works extremely well. AT 60GPM and 200F rating, it blasts the inside of my brewhemoths. Very much worth the money.

The hardest part with this setup was finding hoses capable of handling the 200F that the pump is rated for!

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:15 PM   #70
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I have a question regarding the Brewhemoth but not the CIP system. I want to run a temp sensor and a blowoff tube off of the top of the brewhemoth. I was told I need a "t" piece to do this. Can someone please explain how I can have a blowoff tube and a sensor running in the same "t" tube? It seems like the sensor would get beer all over it. Is the "t" tube split down the middle?
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