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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    This discussion was created from comments split from: TKT - No Holds Barred.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
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    I need to come up with a cheap way to pump (or move) hot liquid 3ft up. I could just do it by hand in a 5gal bucket, but that's not a good system.
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  • ThymThym
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    I need to come up with a cheap way to pump (or move) hot liquid 3ft up. I could just do it by hand in a 5gal bucket, but that's not a good system.



    Chugger pump
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359
    Lakewood said:

    I need to come up with a cheap way to pump (or move) hot liquid 3ft up. I could just do it by hand in a 5gal bucket, but that's not a good system.



    Chugger pump

    cheaper...
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  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359

    Lakewood said:

    I need to come up with a cheap way to pump (or move) hot liquid 3ft up. I could just do it by hand in a 5gal bucket, but that's not a good system.



    Chugger pump

    cheaper...

    like a bucket lift system using yogurt cups on some rope....
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  • JerryJerry
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    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,586

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    if you like poison, sure.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    if you like poison, sure.

    I cleaned it with my napkin.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,586

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    if you like poison, sure.

    I cleaned it with my napkin.


    good enough.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this

  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,350

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    if you like poison, sure.

    I cleaned it with my napkin.

    You should be fine then.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,586
    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359
    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    good thinking, but I'd have forearms like Popeye after pumping a 1.5bbl batch to the mash tune, then to the kettle, then to the fermenter. I think just using a 5gal pail would work bett.
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  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359

    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp

    yeah there is that too.

    "Again?"
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  • JerryJerry
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    what kind of temps can a cheapo submersible fish tank pump take?
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  • JerryJerry
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    I have a few, but was thinking maybe they could take 170F... I'd rather not kill one trying.
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  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,350

    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp


    Just go to home depot and pick up a drill pump. They have a polysulphone one that won't melt... Probably.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359
    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp


    Just go to home depot and pick up a drill pump. They have a polysulphone one that won't melt... Probably.

    how much do those go for?
    "Again?"
    CurlyFat's 60,000th post
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,586

    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp


    Just go to home depot and pick up a drill pump. They have a polysulphone one that won't melt... Probably.

    how much do those go for?


    several thousand euro.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359
    oh shit, never mind! I have a "little giant" pump. I think it's burnt out, but I can hook that up to another motor (out of some other broken thing I have)
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  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,350

    what kind of temps can a cheapo submersible fish tank pump take?


    They can't take that kind of temp. The housing will deform.


    Oh and someone needs to move this convo outside.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,586
    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp


    Just go to home depot and pick up a drill pump. They have a polysulphone one that won't melt... Probably.


    what's the flow rate on one of them suckers?
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359

    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp


    Just go to home depot and pick up a drill pump. They have a polysulphone one that won't melt... Probably.

    how much do those go for?


    several thousand euro.


    or about 7 bucks, I think that's in my budget.
    "Again?"
    CurlyFat's 60,000th post
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 102,350

    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp


    Just go to home depot and pick up a drill pump. They have a polysulphone one that won't melt... Probably.

    how much do those go for?


    several thousand euro.


    The drill pump is like 25 bucks or something.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 74,359

    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp


    Just go to home depot and pick up a drill pump. They have a polysulphone one that won't melt... Probably.


    what's the flow rate on one of them suckers?

    225 gal per min $7
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100145129/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=drill+pump&storeId=10051
    "Again?"
    CurlyFat's 60,000th post
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,586

    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    what about one of those gasoline siphons (brand new of course). I think they come with a hand pump of some sort.

    like this



    no good for high temp


    Just go to home depot and pick up a drill pump. They have a polysulphone one that won't melt... Probably.


    what's the flow rate on one of them suckers?

    225 gal per min $7
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100145129/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=drill+pump&storeId=10051


    maximum working temp: 77F
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B