Cheap Brewing Wort Pump Alternatives
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    This discussion was created from comments split from: TKT - No Holds Barred.
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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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.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • 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
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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...
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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....
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    is there a way to make an old AC compressor into a water pump?



    if you like poison, sure.
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    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.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • jlwjlw
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    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
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    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
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    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
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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.

    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    what kind of temps can a cheapo submersible fish tank pump take?
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    I have a few, but was thinking maybe they could take 170F... I'd rather not kill one trying.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    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
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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?
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    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 pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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)
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    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
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    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?
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    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
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    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
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    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

    For 7 bucks it would be worth seeing if that rating was true..

    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    For 7 bucks it would be worth seeing if that rating was true..



    try it on water before you plastic up some wort.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake

  • For 7 bucks it would be worth seeing if that rating was true..


    yeah that's a good call.
    I was thinking, why not lift the whole kettle up three feet on a lift thing.
    try it on water before you plastic up some wort.

  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    that's a well written post.... Just stick your comment in the middle of a quote, why not.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    that's a well written post.... I agree. Just stick your comment in the middle of a quote, why not.



    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    that's a well written post.... Just stick your comment in the middle of a quote, why not. what?



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  • ThymThym
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    ok so who's going to buy this stupid pump and try it?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    Lakewood said:

    ok so who's going to buy this stupid pump and try it?



    you are. ;)

    I'll probably see if i can find one next time i'm at the depot. if nothing else, i can use it to recirculate chilling water in an ice bath or something.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    ok so who's going to buy this stupid pump and try it?



    you are. ;)

    I'll probably see if i can find one next time i'm at the depot. if nothing else, i can use it to recirculate chilling water in an ice bath or something.


    It would be a few weeks before i can.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    I read some reviews on those, most people seemed to think they were useless. They could kind of get a siphon going, if you primed it...
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    I read some reviews on those, most people seemed to think they were useless. They could kind of get a siphon going, if you primed it...



    Most of those cheap drill pumps fall into that category.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny