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Hey there,

I've been brewing beer for quite a while now and want to move to the
next level.  I'm setting up a brew station and all has been going well
until I started looking for a pump.  Does anyone know where I can get
food grade, centrifugal pumps in Ottawa or Ontario or Canada for that
matter.  For a reasonable price of course.  Around here I've had quotes
from $350-$750.  Which is nuts considering I can get one from the US for
around $120.

Thanks,
Eric

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You aren't going to get a good one for much less than that. Is there a
problem having one shipped from the US?

steveb

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I hate to refer you to ebay, but right now there are 2 March magnetic drive
pumps listed one for $160 & one for $150 US.  You can find excellent
magnetic drive pumps for a lot less than $350 or higher.

This is also an excellent source
http://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com/march_pump/march_pumps_index.htm they
have many different models to choose from and range in price from $70-$5,800
(I don't think you'll need a 10hp 230v 3 phase, 210GPM pump though..but
hey..it would most definitely be the next level!!!).

I'm not touting March pumps or anything, but they are inexpensive, readily
available & very versatile, most can handle harsh chemicals & extreme temps,
just perfect for pumping wort.

Hope that helps out!!  Best of luck.

Kent

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Eric,

There is a brewing group in Ottawa called The Members of Barlyment who
may be able to help you in your search.
http://barleyment.wort.ca/
Cheers,
Tom

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Hey thanks everyone.

I'll check out the ottawa club first. If that does not get me any
further I'll have to go online with either the ebay route or hit one of
the distributors.

I was hoping not to go the mail order route just because I prefer to
have a local shop in case of warranty issues or repairs etc.

:) 10HP  that's certainly the next level.  Actually I'm only looking for
about 3-5gpm.  I agree the March pumps are quite versitile and probably
the best choice. I want to try the infussion method so I need to pump
212/100 degree water which violates must pumps specs however, the March
809 series do the job nicely.
If anyone else is interested in pumps, some others that fit the bill are:
Grundfos        LT25  SS or AB
ISOCHEM         GMC4(A-N)(*)(*)(*)c(F|O|K|J)
PRICE PUMP CO   MS50
TUTHILL         Series 6000 or 7000
MARCH           MDX-MT3 if you pump sub 200 degree liquid

Also I really good site to find brew station design ideas is
http://brewery.mvlan.net/folder/011/Homebreweries%20Directory/
Cheers,
Eric

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Check out your dishwasher/washing machine pumps dealer or repairer he will
be able to show you pumps that have the motor armature completely
escapsulated in Oz these pumps cost new about AU$30 .I can send you a photo
if your interested of a pump made up by South African brewer Mike Heydenrych
. ian.kentishnospam@nospambigpond.com email me off group and I will send it
to you .
Cheers Ian in Bendigo , Vic. Oz .

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Eric,

Just curious about your pump situation...you ever decide on one?  If so
which brand/model?  I'm curious because I plan on getting one within the
next few months and just wanting your input, if you get a chance email me at
(just use the cap letters) KTHRUN at Eastern Carolina dot Road Runner dot
COM.

Thanks!!

Kent

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Hey Kent,

I thought I would post this as others may also be interested but I'll
let you know offgroup what I do end up with.

I'm still checking out a last few options.  Do to various developments I
may have to move away from step brewing. Which means I won't need as
intense a pump. We'll see.

I got the following leads though:
   "Ian in Bendigo" gave me some great information on using a dishwasher
pump.  This seems a very viable option.  Dishwashers also house a
variety of food grade parts like float switches, water level sensors,
electrically actuated valves, water heaters, etc. All at reasonable
prices. I still have to see if the  local repair shop carries any pumps
that are magnetically coupled. It's odd others have overlooked this
option or perhaps I'm missing something.
   On the "Members of Barleyment" site I was told I could get a
stainless steel march 809 pump for about 120$US plus shipping. (approx
200$CDN). The contact info for this deal can be found at
http://barleyment.wort.ca/comment.php?mode=display&sid=20050825124252141&title=Pump&type=article&order=&pid=204    Finally another fellow, "PeterJ" wrote that there is a company in
Montreal called Miller Plastic on Cote de Liesse which also carries the
809 for $135.00. I have still to confirm this though.

Also for interest sake these are the pumps I have found either from
personal research or from others recomendations:

March 809
March MDX-MT3 (only for lower temps <200)
Little Giant (obtained from Graingers)
ISOCHEM GMC4
PRICE PUMP CO MS50
TUTHILL Series 6000 or 7000

Cheers,
Eric

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Hi,
I think you see my March pumps on e-bay... I had 33 of the march 809 SS
hot water pumps sell in 2 weeks...that was nuts. Are you guys looking
for an 809-PL-HS-C pump? That seems to be the one everyone wants. I
will quote any of you a good discount on March products. Please just
drop me a line at processworld@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to give you
pricing. I'd post a price here but I'm sitting on my couch at home very
early in the morning and I'm 20 miles away from my price books! I'll be
in the office again on monday.
Thanks,
Britni


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