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Old 01-30-2013, 03:00 PM   #31
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These pumps, or ones that look very similar, are available from http://solarproject.co.uk/ and are in fairly general use by UK homebrewers where they are known as "solar pumps". I have the SP20/20 version myself which may be slightly more powerful than the ebay model (it is rated at 14 W). I have yet to put it into use. The output threads are male 1/2" BSP but 1/2" NPT fittings work perfectly well.


It also says that the 14W model is rated for 5 meters of head. That's not insignificant!


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Old 01-31-2013, 03:09 AM   #32
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By way of comparison, the $22 ebay versions claim 2 meters head.


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I just bought 2 of these, I will update when I get to brew with them.

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Old 02-09-2013, 04:44 PM   #34
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I finally had a chance to use this little pump for a brewing session and I couldn't be more pleased.

I've posted some pictures below with my 1/2" camlocks installed and a short video clip of this pump recirculating wort.

Thanks to Newbeerguy for the Eliot Ness clone recipe.

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Thanks all for posting the pump links and video/ comments. After following the link and looking around ebay, I found the following pump that appears very similar, but has a better output and is cheaper: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=121060137711

I purchased once, hopefully I didn't miss something that will make this pump not ok for brewing with. I will post results once I get it and try it out.
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Thanks all for posting the pump links and video/ comments. After following the link and looking around ebay, I found the following pump that appears very similar, but has a better output and is cheaper: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=121060137711

I purchased once, hopefully I didn't miss something that will make this pump not ok for brewing with. I will post results once I get it and try it out.
Nice find!

Comparing the specs, it looks like the P-38i has the edge on service life, current draw, and operating temperature, and this one has the edge on noise level, output, pump head, and price. I can't wait to see your results!
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Nice find!

Comparing the specs, it looks like the P-38i has the edge on service life, current draw, and operating temperature, and this one has the edge on noise level, output, pump head, and price. I can't wait to see your results!
I ordered one too. Couldn't find specs in the threading, so I hope it's 1/2npt or close. For that price I'll jbweld a camlock coupler on.
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Thanks all for posting the pump links and video/ comments. After following the link and looking around ebay, I found the following pump that appears very similar, but has a better output and is cheaper: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=121060137711

I purchased once, hopefully I didn't miss something that will make this pump not ok for brewing with. I will post results once I get it and try it out.
I'm guessing that's a typo with 600l an hour 158 gal a min? And it's 10 amps? Maybe I'm wrong. Plus that doesn't look food grade
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I'm guessing that's a typo with 600l an hour 158 gal a min? And it's 10 amps? Maybe I'm wrong. Plus that doesn't look food grade
If my math is correct 600l per hour works out to about 2.6 gallons a min. Once I get it ill take it apart and share some photos of what the head/ shaft area looks like.


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