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General Category => Equipment and Software => Topic started by: flatlander on September 05, 2011, 01:05:09 AM

Title: march pump
Post by: flatlander on September 05, 2011, 01:05:09 AM
Going to order a march pump, wondering which is the best way to position the head, in-let down or in-let on the side?
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 05, 2011, 02:43:02 AM
I have it sitting on the floor with In Out horizontally.
Works pretty good for me.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: euge on September 05, 2011, 05:47:37 AM
Got to let gravity work to your advantage as they are not self-priming. I keep my inlet side line short and have less problems.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: oscarvan on September 05, 2011, 02:25:31 PM
For a few bucks more you can get a self priming version. I did not....Plan on having it low.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: tschmidlin on September 05, 2011, 08:30:36 PM
I have heard that it is recommended to put the inlet down, it lets the air come out of the pump easier and gravity can do the priming.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: oscarvan on September 06, 2011, 08:08:14 AM
I have heard that it is recommended to put the inlet down, it lets the air come out of the pump easier and gravity can do the priming.

Hmmmm, I like that idea, it makes sense. I will incorporate that into my soon to be revealed "Worth Chiller Trub Separator".......
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: majorvices on September 06, 2011, 11:46:29 AM
For a few bucks more you can get a self priming version. I did not....Plan on having it low.

I have never heard of a self priming march pump. I am not sure impeller pumps can self prime.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: dhacker on September 06, 2011, 11:53:36 AM
I have heard that it is recommended to put the inlet down, it lets the air come out of the pump easier and gravity can do the priming.

Hmmmm, I like that idea, it makes sense. I will incorporate that into my soon to be revealed "Worth Chiller Trub Separator".......

I've had both of mine with inlet down, outlet up. But, for the sake of connection ease, I put stainless 90s on the inlets with CPC quick connects. Works every time.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: James Lorden on September 06, 2011, 08:06:58 PM
The manufacturer recomends having the input down and pumping up.  I installed an elbow on my input to make connections easier since my pump is so close to the ground.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: oscarvan on September 06, 2011, 10:26:26 PM
For a few bucks more you can get a self priming version. I did not....Plan on having it low.

I have never heard of a self priming march pump. I am not sure impeller pumps can self prime.

I was thinking of this one:

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/SELF-PRIMING-PUMP-WITH-VARIABLE-SPEED-P1940.aspx

And it indeed does not appear to be a March pump, and more importantly, it has a 110º max temp. Ok, I'll go back in my corner now.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 07, 2011, 02:02:26 PM
For a few bucks more you can get a self priming version. I did not....Plan on having it low.

I have never heard of a self priming march pump. I am not sure impeller pumps can self prime.

I was thinking of this one:

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/SELF-PRIMING-PUMP-WITH-VARIABLE-SPEED-P1940.aspx

And it indeed does not appear to be a March pump, and more importantly, it has a 110º max temp. Ok, I'll go back in my corner now.
That would not work:
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Temperature Warning:  This pump has a maximum working temperature of 110° F, so it cannot be used for hot wort transfer. For a food grade pump that is not self priming, but will withstand the heat, see our R93 Transfer Pump (click this link).
Kind of confusing with the last sentence.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: oscarvan on September 07, 2011, 02:54:41 PM
Yup, I ordered the R93, as I didn't care about spending the extra money for the self primer, without even realizing the heat limitation.
Title: Re: march pump
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 08, 2011, 02:09:05 AM
Yup, I ordered the R93, as I didn't care about spending the extra money for the self primer, without even realizing the heat limitation.
You can you it for cold transfers.