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Phil Lapp
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Username: Phil_lapp

Post Number: 43
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 216.107.194.217
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't have a brew stand. Basically, I set up the burners, cooler, chiller, etc. every time I brew on some tables, stands. I am looking to start using a pump. How do folks mount / use their pump when the whole thing gets torn down and rebuilt for each brew session?

I am not doing a RIMS, just moving wort and speeding up the chill. Thoughts? phil
 

Gary Muehe
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Post Number: 171
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 75.57.106.88
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 05:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use a pair of vise grips to clamp the pump to my brew stand. The pump is mounted on a bracket a friend of mine welded together for me. The same guy who welded the brew stand together. The original plan was to permanently mount the pump and bracket to the stand at the lowest point possible. The I got cold feet about leaving the pump out in the garage during the winter months as it mught have some liquid left in it to freeze and bust the pump head.
 

JimTanguay
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Username: Pizzaman

Post Number: 625
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 24.18.213.14
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 05:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I throw down a piece of plywood and the pump sits on that but I don't attach it.
 

Drew Pattison
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Username: Droopy

Post Number: 175
Registered: 06-2003
Posted From: 143.115.159.53
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I now have a permanent stand that the pump is fixed to but used to put up and tear down like you do. In those days I just put the pump on the ground. It doesn't need to be mounted to anything.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 6111
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.224.220
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 07:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would mount the pump to a piece of 3/4 inch plywood or a 2x6, which can be set on the floor or the ground when brewing.
 

Tom Gardner
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Username: Tom

Post Number: 925
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 75.71.179.187
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 09:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I brew outside and just put it on the ground. I use high-temp 1/2" ID silicone tubing and polysulfone QDs on each kettle and the CFC. Tom
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 619
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 139.76.128.71
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 09:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://morebeer.com/product.html?product_id=17322


Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour. Teach a man to brew and he'll waste a lifetime.
 

robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 865
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 24.155.7.171
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I keep my pump just barely off the ground. Bolted to a piece of wood that I can hang from a cart. One little spill outside and you have wort/water on the ground. I want to keep my pump above that!
 

Phil Lapp
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Username: Phil_lapp

Post Number: 45
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 216.107.194.217
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 03:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks all. That gives me a good sense of what works out there. phil.
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 674
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 170.141.68.2
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 04:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Phil,

I mounted my pump in an ammo can. I got the idea from a thread on NB site where a guy used an electrical junction box.

I'll post pics later.

Tim
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 675
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 170.141.68.2
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 06:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Phill,

Check out the photos on this NB thread...

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=37082&highlight=march+pump

johnplctech is the guy I got my idea for mounting my pump from. I bought a new March 809 from Tate Engineering (ebay). It did not have a stand and I had to wire in a switch and power cord, no big deal. Anyway, I used an old ammo can, cut a hole large enough to accomodate the shaft and pump head mounting screws, and it looks like what John did. There is a thread where he describes the way he mounted it in detail on the NB forum. Pretty cool. Mobile and protected from liquids, dust, etc.

It is here:

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=32592&postdays=0&postorder=asc&s tart=0

Another good NB thread on pump set up... one pic showing the pump with a gravity brewery like what u describe...

http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=36095&highlight=march+pump

Tim
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 676
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 170.141.68.2
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I see Tate is still selling these pumps for $90 buy it now with $10 S&H:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Home-Brewing-New-March-Pump_W0QQitemZ160066056822QQihZ006QQc ategoryZ38172QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

Tim
 

davidw
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Username: Davidw

Post Number: 1671
Registered: 03-2001
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Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 03:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've got mine mounted permanently to a 1x4 with a couple holes that drop down over two threaded studs on the base of the brewing stand. Then I just use a couple wing nuts to hold it down. I'm still in the process of finishing my garage, which isn't heated yet, so I too was concerned about leaving it out in the cold.

Pic:

pump
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 680
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 24.158.157.254
Posted on Friday, December 29, 2006 - 02:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pictures as promised.
march809 in box

Plenty of room for storage of odds and ends inside, plus, note gasket in lid. Waterproof from above.

March 809 lid up
 

Dave Witt
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Username: Davew

Post Number: 908
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 64.53.226.78
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

After looking at the links showing the pump you got your idea from, as well as your pump, Tim, are you concerned with the pump over heating? I loosely form a piece of foil over the top of my pumps to keep them dry. Crude, but it works.
 

robert rulmyr
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Username: Wacobob

Post Number: 867
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 24.155.44.240
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 06:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I agree with Dave, overheating is not good. I put an old coffee can over my pump.
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 683
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 24.158.157.254
Posted on Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 08:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No. Not worried about it. I only run it about 40 minutes max in the box. I've left that black motor sitting in full sunlight and it gets much much hotter than it does running in my box.

The 809 pump is designed for 24/7 use in solar heat applications in tight spaces moving very hot water. So long as air flow is not restricted to where it can't pass in and out of the motor housing, everything is slick.

Tim
 

Scott Folsom
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Username: Sfolsom

Post Number: 169
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 68.227.205.171
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 05:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know it's late, but here's what I did.

 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 2589
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 208.49.148.10
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 08:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A quanset hut for a March pump. Pretty cool. Nice O2 inline injection too. And I'm definately stealing the O2 canister holder idea. There's been several times I've had to catch mine as it toppled over. Seems like it could be pretty spectacular if the regulator end hit the concrete.