I've noticed the -C models of the March pump have a center inlet ( http://www.marchpump.com/site/files/966/112279/382929/612764/0809-0053-1100_R3.pdf
). Is there an application for these for homebrewers? Who uses these?
Second q: Assuming I get the 815-PL, I assume I go with polysulfone QDs/couplers (versus other plastic)? I'm considering a March pump to move water from the HLT to the mash tun, from the mash tun to the brew kettle, and from the brew kettle into the fermenter with a plate chiller inline, with an option to prechill the water with an IC I'm not using and a submersible pump. I'm trying to go as "lift-less" as possible. Given my current brew setup in an apartment (moving things among kitchen, deck, and lower level), I am thinking of mounting this pump to something totable or installing in a toolbox, and there will be a lot of connecting/disconnecting during the brewing process, some at high temp.
3. In terms of a basic pump startup list, does this seem right?
Something to mount pump on (or in) + hardware
1/2in SS ball valve to manage flow from output
1/2in quick disconnects (4, two male, two female)
Hose clamps (to ball valve barbs on BK and cooler)
Plus I may upgrade the 3/8in brass ball valve on my cooler with a 1/2in SS, and either create a strainer similar to the one I made for my cooler with a plumbing supply line (except with a SS t-valve and a SS QD) or buy a ready-made strainer.