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Old 06-19-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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Is this the right pump to get?
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
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I was wondering the same kind of thing (not specifically about that particular pump), but if I were looking for a pump, what kind of pump should it be. I dislike siphoning (I tend to make a mess of things when I siphon), and would love to just hook up a (sanitized of course) pump instead.

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Old 06-19-2007, 03:27 PM   #3
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Hard to say. That's a great price but it doesn't say anything about the psi, gpm, or if the head can handle boiling liquids. Try emailing March Pump ([email protected]), give them the model number and see if you can find out more info. There's 42 available so it looks like you have at least a little time.

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Old 06-19-2007, 03:28 PM   #4
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Not sure about that one but I got one of these:
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:38 PM   #5
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PLEASE tell me that the answer on that is "yes," because the "buy it now" price is about a third of what I was expecting to ultimately have to pay for a pump. Don;t need one right now, so I'm gonna pass - but that's a damn good deal if it will work.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:44 PM   #6
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Well right away, it's 230volt so if that's a problem for you, it won't work.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:31 PM   #7
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:10 PM   #8
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230VAC, a takeout and that pump head looks like the corrosive fluid model. I'd wave off myself, although I suppose left coast IPAs can be considered corrosive fluids.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:52 AM   #9
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The March pump models with higher head pressure capabilities for home brewing are the MDX-MT3 rated at 8 GPM & 16' shut off head, and AC-3CP-MD with 9 GPM & 21' shut off head. The higher head pressure will allow one to use quick disconnects and still get 1+ GPM through you system. The standard pump heads work for wort temperatures but you want to look for the pumps heads made from kynar for boiling applications. The model 809-BR-HSC is the lower head pressure bronze circulator pump with 8 GPM and 12' shut off head. The bronze pump will work with boiling water temperatures but you would need to be carefull to limit restrictions in the plumbing to get flows at or above 1 GPM in your system.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:58 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Cheesefood
Is this the right pump to get?
Geez, Cheese, you're handing this one right to Orpheus. Why don't you just go ahead and ask what kind of hose you need for this to work?

You're not even trying anymore....

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