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Old 12-25-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default chugger or march 815

I got a gift card for Amazon for Christmas. I am going to get a pump to complete my plate chiller setup. So my options are limited to what's on Amazon. I can't decide between the chugger with a SS head or the march 815. My questions are:

1 - what is the difference between the 2 different inlet/outlet design? The one that goes straight through and the one where one port is in the middle of the pump head.

2 - I am using cam lock connectors so I do not plan on taking it on and off much. So does going with stainless worth it?


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Old 12-26-2012, 01:48 AM   #2
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Save the money and gravity feed your plate chiller....Im done with pumps I officially hate them....it just adds more work to my brew day


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If you do go with a pump you need a ball valve and helps if you add another one as a bleeder for air bubbles to help with priming
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The center inlet has a little better performance, but the placement may affect your plumbing. Obviously stainless is stronger than the plastic. I would rate March A++ on service, and Chugger a B+. My march pumps have been rock solid and i've experienced a few problems with chuggers out of the box. Nothing that wasn't taken care of but there was hassle to be had.
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Schu just loves starting a siphon
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If you do go with a pump you need a ball valve and helps if you add another one as a bleeder for air bubbles to help with priming
I have one which will go on the outlet as recommended here on HBT (I got my fittings in one big order so I have them already). But where does this other valve go that will help with priming?
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[QUOTE=abarker8541;4716089]Schu just loves starting a siphon [/QUOTE

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but seriously...you don't need a siphon with gravity but you do have to a bit when using a pump....I did anyways
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I have one which will go on the outlet as recommended here on HBT (I got my fittings in one big order so I have them already). But where does this other valve go that will help with priming?
Basically a tee from your outlet....left is your bleeder valve...right is your ball out valve...
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The center inlet has a little better performance, but the placement may affect your plumbing. Obviously stainless is stronger than the plastic. I would rate March A++ on service, and Chugger a B+. My march pumps have been rock solid and i've experienced a few problems with chuggers out of the box. Nothing that wasn't taken care of but there was hassle to be had.
The reason I ask is because people are saying that you will risk messing up the treads over time on the plastic one. But if I have camlocks on the ports then I'm not taking them on and off a whole lot. I'm just wondering if this is a reasonable theory.
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Good point. Once i put my camlocks on my pumps i have never taken them off. So the threads are still good as new (ok, i have taken them off a few times as i re-engineered my stand... but your point is quite valid)


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