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Old 02-11-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Chugger Pump mounting/orientation question

So as you can see from the picture the pump mounts on my brewstand would mean I am mounting the pumps upside down (as in hanging) I don't think there is any issues with this but I was just checking? Does it matter which way the in/out is oriented?


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Old 02-11-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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Output up is generally the best way.


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Old 02-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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First off, that's one ugly brew stand.
Now most Ive seen have the "IN" port pointed down.
And the "OUT" pointing up..Thats how i got it.
Ignore stand comment..Just busting chops
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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How can you brew on such a fugly stand. You better send that to me

And I asked chugger this same question and they said it didn't matter. Still haven't tried my pump out yet. Just dropped $200 on fittings so I can finally ****ing try it.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #5
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ignore double-r. probably a case of jealousy. that's looking sweet, and i can picture it completed (at least the way i'd do it, which is most likely way different than your final look). i have in on bottom, out on top
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WalterAtMarchPumps says to mount the inport at the bottom and the out up at the top. Kind of backwards from what you'd think, but the reason is that having the in-port at the bottom allows liquid to push out air and you won't have priming issues.
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In measuring I cant mount my pump heads vertically. I am using quick disconnects and with the added length of those it would place the inlet hose really close to the floor so it would make a sharp bend that could restrict the flow.
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In measuring I cant mount my pump heads vertically. I am using quick disconnects and with the added length of those it would place the inlet hose really close to the floor so it would make a sharp bend that could restrict the flow.
In that case, remove the four screws at the face of the pump head and rotate the head so the inlet is on the left when facing the pump in the mounted orientation.

One thing to be aware of is with the motor mounted with the base at 12 o'clock the two oil ports will be pointing straight down. You'll probably have to remove the pump motor periodically to oil it...

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In that case, remove the four screws at the face of the pump head and rotate the head so the inlet is on the left when facing the pump in the mounted orientation.

One thing to be aware of is with the motor mounted with the base at 12 o'clock the two oil ports will be pointing straight down. You'll probably have to remove the pump motor periodically to oil it...

Cheers!
+1 Can't state how important it is to avoid losing prime - this is among the more frustrating things that can happen in home brewing. If you absolutely have to go horizontal, I'd put a valve both before and after the pump, on tee fittings. This way, you can vent on either side of the pump, and you could even pour sterile water directly into the pump (from the outlet tee, through an up-facing ball valve) to prime it.
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If the pumps are below the keggles and I open the valves and make sure the lines are full before I should be ok right?


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