One of my setup improvements this year was to add a pump such that I can recirculate and move wort without lifting wort. Based on comments in this forum (thank you), this is a prototype peristaltic pump:
(hoping this works, first time posting images)
As a guideline I DIY what I can and spend as little $$$ as possible. This one is 5 skateboard bearings, 1" pipe connectors, pinch of aluminum, nuts & bolts: maybe $20 overall + scrap wood. Drill and router speed control I had; it actually worked, lol. It's all assembled with wingnuts to keep the build easy. Just wanting something simple where I can recirculate the mash or move to boil kettle.
Seems like I gotta keep tension on the hose as it routes in & out of the pump as it gets rather soft when hot. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this? Curious if anyone's done something similar & can offer further advice, thanks.