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Post by Mash » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:30 pm

I am trying to make a cleaning pump. For brew kettles and barrels. Basically a small submersible pump with a sprinkler on top.

Cuts anyone have any ideas/supplier for a quality 2500lph pump?
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Re: Help.

Post by myles » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:06 pm

I tried this with a pond pump - not very succesfully.
Have you considered a pressure washer instead? If you wish to go down the submersible pump route then a Hozelock Butt Pump is in the requested range. 1.1 bar, 2200 lph for about £75, but you can get cheap pressure washers for the same price.
(PBW cleaner is good though even with a short soak)

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Re: Help.

Post by Easydrinker » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:29 pm

I am biting my tongue regarding butt pumps. :lol:
However, my inner pessimist says how much more can go wrong with a pressure washer than a pump.?
But I will own up to being predjudiced concerning pressure washers.
I have watched too many people extoll their virtues, whilst spending twice the time doing what I could do with a simple hosepipe and brush.


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Re: Help.

Post by CalHiTower » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:44 am

+1. That's the way I've always done it...tried all sorts of automation and found nothing better that to have a personal relationship with the old fashioned way...scrub!

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Post by Mash » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:04 am

Truck wash and scrub had been the standard. Was hoping to replicate the dishwasher method.

In a perfect world I would like a 6inch footprint and 1/2 bsp output.
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Re: Help.

Post by Mash » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:06 am

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Re: Help.

Post by Easydrinker » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:12 pm

I'm a simple soul.
That looks like a lot of work.
You previously have stated that you can't help trying to fix things that aren't broken.
To save yourself time.
I am happy to resist such urges.
I may just be lazy, but I tend to stick with sfuff that I know works.
Even it it entails effort.

The Lord loves a working man. :)

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Re: Help.

Post by Mash » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:29 am

I am so close... My design is only 3 bits, pump - pipe - cip head. Got to work.

Onwards to the koi pond shop!
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