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Old 09-19-2013, 11:31 AM   #511
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Again, I think that hte best option is to use these smaller pumps in the HLT, if it fails as a HLT recirc, then you really have not lost anything from your ability to continue brewing.

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:02 PM   #512
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Has anyone been able to repair a non responsive small beige pump? Or is it dead and gone with no hope of repair?


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Old 09-27-2013, 12:29 AM   #513
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Are these things breaking frequently?

I've only got two batches with mine and I'll be bummed if it dies soon.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:18 AM   #514
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Again, I think that hte best option is to use these smaller pumps in the HLT, if it fails as a HLT recirc, then you really have not lost anything from your ability to continue brewing.

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Thanks, Tim. That's exactly what I plan to use mine for. Just ordered one, and it's on the way.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #515
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Has anyone been able to repair a non responsive small beige pump? Or is it dead and gone with no hope of repair?
I was able to repair mine. I disassembled and found some gunk lodged in some tight places. I agree that these should only be used for water. They can too easily be shut down with the tiniest but of trub or hops.
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:31 AM   #516
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I am assuming mine is ded ded. You can take the cover off the front, where the blades are. If you had something wedged in there, you can clean it. Taking the washer that holds the blades off is more difficult and I kinda bent mine.
There is no way to get into the motor area on mine. It is all glued up I guess.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #517
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I was thinking of trying one of these pumps to transfer wine through a 1-micron filter into another carboy but just wanted to see if you guys had any thoughts on that. My only concern/issue might be priming it to get it started?
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I was thinking of trying one of these pumps to transfer wine through a 1-micron filter into another carboy but just wanted to see if you guys had any thoughts on that. My only concern/issue might be priming it to get it started?
If you have a port on your fermentation vessel you should be good to go. However, I would be concerned with oxidation when I filtered and placed into another carboy....
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #519
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Had one of my 2 pumps go out on my during my last brew session. I have one setup to recirc my HLT, and one to transfer/recirc my mash, the one that failed was on the mash. I took the head off it and noticed that when i put power to it, it tried to move, but there was too much friction on the inside. If you pull out the impellar while it is connected to the magnet on the center shaft, I noticed that there was enough small bits of wert on the inside that would cause the friction. Cleaned out the middle and the magnetic drive and it worked like a charm.
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I bought one of the tan pumps a few months ago, I used it on the HLT to recirc/set the grain bed, I was brewing a pumpkin beer and even with the pumpkin in the mash It worked great! However with that said all I wanted to use it for was see if putting a pump into my system made sense for me. Well it did so I bought a Chugger now I am looking to buy a second chugger and recirc though my HCFC.


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