Author Topic: Another March pump question  (Read 890 times)

Offline euge

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7477
  • Estilo Casero
    • View Profile
Another March pump question
« on: August 12, 2010, 03:55:31 PM »
I'm looking at my pump and the screws holding the head on. I'm pretty sure I can replace this if broken, however can the head be removed for cleaning? Any special thing to consider when removing the head of the pump?
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Offline jaicmac

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
Re: Another March pump question
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 04:57:31 PM »
I dropped my March pump and broke the head. I ordered a new head from Williams Brewing and had no problem removing the old one and putting on the new one.

Offline jeffy

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2774
  • Tampa, Fl
    • View Profile
Re: Another March pump question
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 06:21:34 PM »
Quote
can the head be removed for cleaning? Any special thing to consider when removing the head of the pump?
I've had to take mine apart a couple times to clean and they are pretty simple.  The sticky wort sometimes causes them to get stuck.
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
Homebrewing since 1990
AHA member since 1991, now a lifetime member
BJCP judge since 1995

Offline euge

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7477
  • Estilo Casero
    • View Profile
Re: Another March pump question
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 06:33:57 PM »
Just took mine apart. Wouldn't pump. Hop fibers build-up. Very easy.

Thanks!
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Offline mariojr

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 6
    • View Profile
Re: Another March pump question
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2010, 06:32:21 AM »
Love the avatar euge. 

I'd just be careful not to lose any of the screws and to tighten them uniformly like a rim on a car when reassembling.

Offline euge

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7477
  • Estilo Casero
    • View Profile
Re: Another March pump question
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 09:41:35 AM »
Yup I did a "star" as much as one can with 4 screws...LOL

You know the GBU was about Tuco not Blondie or Angel eyes? Sure you do... ;)
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman