Chugger Pump Frequently Asked Questions
The pumps are the same except for the obvious SS and Plastic materials. As a brewer, we believe the SS Head has 4 main advantages:
- It will not break easily.
- It will not cross thread.
- It is FDA regulated.
- It is easier to clean and sanitize
Ryton/Teflon (Impeller), Teflon (Thrust Washers), Stainless Steel (Front & Rear Casing).
DO NOT RUN THE PUMP DRY!
- The Chugger Pump is not self-priming. It needs to be mounted below the source of liquid and the pump head needs to be flooded prior to turning the pump on.
- You can rotate the pump head 90 Degrees. With the outlet pointing to 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00.
- You can mount the pump horizontally, vertically and upside down. However, if you mount the pump vertically do not have the motor facing up.
- Do not mount the pump in an enclosed space. This will prevent proper ventilation and may cause the pump to overheat.
- Rule of thumb would be to not to reduce the inlet to less than the inlet size, full port ½’’ inside diameter camlocks, hose barbs and ball valves are recommended.
- For the center inlet pump which has a ¾’’ inlet, you can use a ¾’’ to ½’’ full port female reducer fitting to make connections to standard ½’’ systems.
- To control flow rates; you can use a ball valve on the outlet side only, do not restrict flow on the inlet side of the pump. DO NOT USE A VOLTAGE REDUCER. This will damage the motor.
You can go back to the vendor you purchased your pump from and they will be able to provide you with replacement parts.