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Is this pump OK for pre-boil...pumping from jug into pot?
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:44:47 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/Wayne-PC2-115-Volt-Portable-Water/dp/B000CPZTEK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384216360&sr=8-1&keywords=self+priming+water+pump#productDetails

I'm looking for ways to limit how much I have to lift since I had surgery earlier in the year. Since Jax water sucks I fill two 5-gallon jugs at the grocery store with RO water. I want to pull the water up from the jugs and into my pot to heat up. Other than the hose that comes with it not being good for drinking water, is this ok for pre-boil water?

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Re: Is this pump OK for pre-boil...pumping from jug into pot?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 09:43:39 PM »
looks like the shaft connects directly to the impeller.  If that is the case, I would not use it.  It is likely not food grade, and the gear oil may taste funny.

March/chugger pumps have a magnettic impeller, so there is no oil in contact with the wort, and they are food grade.
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Re: Is this pump OK for pre-boil...pumping from jug into pot?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 06:31:14 AM »
Ah ok. Thanks.


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Re: Is this pump OK for pre-boil...pumping from jug into pot?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 12:51:11 PM »
Unless your jugs have a bottom valve, you'll need a pump that can prime itself ("pull" liquid out of the top opening).

You can use a diaphragm pump if you aren't able to manually prime:

http://morebeer.com/products/selfpriming-diaphragm-pump.html?site_id=5

http://morebeer.com/products/variable-speed-diaphragm-pump-03-gpm.html?site_id=7
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Re: Is this pump OK for pre-boil...pumping from jug into pot?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 12:53:26 PM »
Just seems more expensive than they should be.


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Re: Is this pump OK for pre-boil...pumping from jug into pot?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 06:08:05 AM »
Looks like the shurflo pumps will work and not as pricey.
http://www.amazon.com/SHURflo-4008-101-E65-Revolution-Water-Pump/dp/B002XM5G70#productDetails




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Re: Is this pump OK for pre-boil...pumping from jug into pot?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 12:04:00 PM »
Their model 2008 runs on 115vac and there's a couple of YouTube videos showing them being used with beer. With the strainer added and 1/2" barb adapter it was about $100 from amazon. I'll post pics of the setup when I'm done.


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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 11:45:29 AM »
Nice find!
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013, 12:28:11 PM »
When I get done ill post something on getting it setup. I know there's at least one other person on here who has back problems.


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Re: Is this pump OK for pre-boil...pumping from jug into pot?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2013, 12:35:39 PM »
Great idea for moving water.