I made the stupid mistake of buying a March Pump last spring without realizing that the cost to properly outfit one pump and one kettle for a drain and whirlpool return was about 1.5 times the cost of the pump!
So I want to get it right and not spend twice. I currently use one kettle for the boil (5 gallon batches) and a cooler for the mash tun. A seperate junky pot serves to heat strike and sparge water.
The cooler and the junky pot work fine as is. I want to add a drain to the kettle and a whirlpool-style return. I figure camlocks are the right way to do this and I was inspired to re-investigate this plumbing when I saw that Bobby_M had new elbow-&-barb-in-one parts.
So I put together a not-to scale schematic of the parts needed. I have the pump, the kettle, and the chiller. I need to buy everything else.
Is my diagram correct, or is there a better way to get into this sort of system? Camlock fillings are in gray and the letter type is indicated. The elbow fittings with hoses are Bobby_M's new offering. Obviously, hoses will be kept short and not run at 90 deg angles as shown.
Any input is appreciated.