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Re: Pumps
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 05:46:39 AM »
I use a single Chugger Pump on my brewstand. The pump is great! Quiet and reliable. The stainless steel head is easy to disassemble and clean. I will be purchasing another for the stand.
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Re: Pumps
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2012, 09:23:46 PM »
I use a single Chugger Pump on my brewstand. The pump is great! Quiet and reliable. The stainless steel head is easy to disassemble and clean. I will be purchasing another for the stand.
just ordered the chugger pump. What is your current set up for your brew stand with the single pump.  I am trying to figure out what would be best for my stand I am getting ready to build

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Re: Pumps
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 01:06:55 PM »
I just upgraded my pumps (809HS) to the larger March 815 impeller. Highly suggested as it has reduced the cavitation and sometimes they even prime and pump hard on the initial power-up.

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Re: Pumps
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 01:49:07 PM »
I just upgraded my pumps (809HS) to the larger March 815 impeller. Highly suggested as it has reduced the cavitation and sometimes they even prime and pump hard on the initial power-up.

Dean, did you get the 815 impeller directly from March?
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Re: Pumps
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 02:27:37 PM »
I bought my new impeller from tescopumps.com.  Good prices and fast shipping.  I also bought 2 new thrust washers for them, my old one was pretty shot and figured it would be good to have a spare on hand.

http://www.tescopumps.com/servlet/the-226/809-815-march-pump/Detail
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Re: Pumps
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 02:55:01 PM »
Denny, 

There are plenty of places on the web that sell the 815 impeller.  I think even on Ebay sometimes.  Google!

As James points out, be sure to get a couple of thrust washers too.  My washer wasn't there when I disassembled my pump for the impeller replacement.  Wish I had bought more than one washer.  If you've disassembled the pump frequently, then you should also think about getting a new O-ring too.
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Re: Pumps
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 03:11:03 PM »
Denny, I got mine at rebelbrewer.com.  At the time, they were running a sale and had it listed for under $20.  Might be more by now, but a great upgrade to the pump.  Holds prime much better than it used to.

Replacement was extremely easy.  My gaskets, etc. looked good to go. 
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Re: Pumps
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2012, 05:03:28 PM »
I bought my new impeller from tescopumps.com.  Good prices and fast shipping.  I also bought 2 new thrust washers for them, my old one was pretty shot and figured it would be good to have a spare on hand.

http://www.tescopumps.com/servlet/the-226/809-815-march-pump/Detail
http://www.tescopumps.com/servlet/the-288/809-815-march-pump/Detail
or all 3 http://www.tescopumps.com/servlet/the-582/0809-dsh-0027-dsh-1000-0809-dsh-0107-dsh-0200-0809-dsh-0043-dsh-1000/Detail
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Re: Pumps
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2012, 09:50:40 AM »
or all 3 http://www.tescopumps.com/servlet/the-582/0809-dsh-0027-dsh-1000-0809-dsh-0107-dsh-0200-0809-dsh-0043-dsh-1000/Detail

Oh nice.  I don't think that was available when I bought mine.  That is definitely the way to go, but I would still pickup an extra thrust washer or two.

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Re: Pumps
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2012, 07:41:56 AM »
How about these? 
http://greatbreweh.com/Beer_Pump.html



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Re: Pumps
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2012, 09:24:34 AM »
Dean, did you get the 815 impeller directly from March?

Nope I got them from Northern Brewer, and then I also bought four of the teflon washers and two o-rings from Tesco. Having replacements is cheap insurance. I have had these pumps for many years but have only recently had to open them up for any reason.

I found the first time that I used the larger impeller in my pump with the poly head that the impeller would stop and had to be restarted and would never continue to pump normally. Of course this only happened when I was pumping into the mash and the process was already underway and not during my tests with water :-( Found that this pump head never had the teflon washer installed from the factory. Checked the Chugger brand stainless replacement head on my other (wort side) pump and it had the teflon part, and thus worked well with the new impeller.