« on: February 28, 2012, 10:26:02 AM »
Walter - Thanks for the detailed response. It's great to have you here to answer questions.
Do you think the AC-5 could handle something like that better? I was looking at the drawings, and it looks like the impeller is a different shape (4 blades instead of 6) so maybe that could handle bigger chunks?
I'll try the experiment you suggested next time I brew.
The AC-5 will handle more/bigger "stuff" but again if you get that big clump of junk going through the pump then it too will get chocked up and stall on you. the only pumps that would be able to pass debis along would be a shaft drive centrifical...butt hen you have the shaft seal to worry about. Theres also a gear drive pump but again you have a shaft seal and then the gears will crush the debris and make it smaller/finer. And you could also use a peristaltic pump but they dont realy move a great deal of liquid around...i'm sure you could make a DIY peristaltic to move a good amoutn of liquid of you used like a 3/4-1" line butt hen you would need a decent size motor to do it with.