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Old 03-07-2014, 01:52 AM   #1
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I just mounted my chugger pump onto my brew stand with the head facing down. It seems to work just fine so far, but I was wondering if anyone has heard of any issues with mounting this way? (Aside from typical priming issues associated with not having the inlet facing upward) Click image for larger version

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Old 03-07-2014, 02:12 AM   #2
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I just mounted my chugger pump onto my brew stand with the head facing down. It seems to work just fine so far, but I was wondering if anyone has heard of any issues with mounting this way? (Aside from typical priming issues associated with not having the inlet facing upward)

If there's going to be a problem it might be with the motor bearings.

And, fwiw, in a more conventional orientation, the inlet should be pointing down, not up...

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Old 03-07-2014, 03:37 AM   #3
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According to the FAQ's on chuggers site; if mounted vertically, the motor should be below the pump head.

Check it out here: Chugger Pumps FAQ
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:17 AM   #4
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Gromitdj, thanks for the link. I'll rotate it before I ruin it.

 
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