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Old 03-05-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hey guys!

I just picked up a 1/3hp sump pump of craigslist for 50bucks. The guy said he used it once to empty about 100-200gals of water for a job last month. I'm in the middle of running it in some PBW to clean it. Is there anything i should be worry'd about in using this to wash/sanitize my beer stuff?


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Old 03-07-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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Well i soaked the pump over night and ran it a bit. tore it all apart and cleaned it. looks pretty good. My neighbor is a irragation guy and gave me a ton of parts. He said to keep it all 1 1/2" and reduce at the outlet to keep pressure way up. So we'll see once all the parts come in tomorrow!



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Old 03-08-2012, 04:00 AM   #3
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Looks like it will make one hellava mess! Are you planning some kind of catch basin to return cleaning solution to the sump?

 
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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? Looks like you made a fountain for a pond.

 
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