March Pumps - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > March Pumps

Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
Jul 2005
Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,749
Liked 42 Times on 29 Posts

Is this the right pump to get?
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
Jun 2007
Madison, WI
Posts: 70

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.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 03:27 PM   #3
FireBrewer's Avatar
May 2007
Fallston, MD
Posts: 1,961
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts

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 (, 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.

Good luck!

Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 03:28 PM   #4
Brewiz's Avatar
May 2005
Stockbridge, Ga
Posts: 954
Liked 4 Times on 2 Posts

Not sure about that one but I got one of these:
Do you ever see a motorcycle in front of Therapist's Office???
Insert Name Here Brew Club

Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 03:38 PM   #5
10th-Level Beer Nerd
the_bird's Avatar
May 2006
Adams, MA
Posts: 20,922
Liked 536 Times on 430 Posts

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.
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 03:44 PM   #6
Vendor and Brewer
Bobby_M's Avatar
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,403
Liked 1813 Times on 1151 Posts

Well right away, it's 230volt so if that's a problem for you, it won't work.
Welcome to I love you.
New Stirplates are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 08:31 PM   #7
HenryHill's Avatar
Mar 2007
Perry, MI
Posts: 3,040
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts

I have this saved for reference:
Originally Posted by orfy
Never mock another man's brewery.
Originally Posted by IrregularPulse View Post
This is HBT of course. Normal Thread that goes every direction but the one intended. This forum should be scientific proof the beer causes ADD

Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2007, 11:10 PM   #8
david_42's Avatar
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,599
Liked 158 Times on 148 Posts

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.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 03:52 AM   #9
Senior Member
Dec 2006
Turner, Oregon, Oregon most of the time now
Posts: 2,305
Liked 54 Times on 47 Posts

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.
Here is a pump on Ebay that would work

Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2007, 03:58 AM   #10
Fingers's Avatar
Jan 2007
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
Posts: 4,217
Liked 46 Times on 37 Posts

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....

If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
March pumps donshizzles Equipment/Sanitation 7 09-25-2009 02:12 PM
march pumps weizen For Sale 1 09-19-2009 01:44 PM
CLR and March Pumps Desert_Sky General Beer Discussion 3 01-08-2009 02:03 PM
March pumps ThreeDogsNE Equipment/Sanitation 5 08-24-2008 10:21 PM
March Pumps msiler All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 09-14-2006 12:39 PM

Forum Jump