The CHUGGER PUMP® is used for Homebrewing. It is typically used to transfer both hot and cold liquid between brewing vessels. It is important to note that a CHUGGER PUMP® is not a self-priming pump so DO NOT RUN DRY! The pump head must be flooded with liquid prior to turning on the pump.
The CHUGGER PUMP® is also magnetically driven which helps you control the flow rate by adding a ball valve on the discharge side of the pump.
There are three CHUGGER PUMP® brewing pump styles to choose from: Stainless Steel Center, Stainless Steel Inline & Plastic Inline. All three types are available in 115 & 230 volt.
The CHUGGER PUMP® is shipped ready for installation. Directional arrows on the pump head show fluid direction through the pump. The four screws on the pump head may be removed and the pump head can be rotated as required to fit your piping system. Check out “How to Change a Chugger Pump Orientation Video”.
The motor should be oiled yearly with 4-5 drops SAE20 weight non-detergent oil, do not over oil. Follow all local electrical safety codes and always disconnect power before performing work on or near the pump motor.
Chugger Pumps are warranted only against defects in workmanship for a period of 6 months from the date of purchase.
- DO NOT RUN THE PUMP DRY, it will not be covered under warranty.
- A SQUEALING SOUND IS A WARNING YOU ARE RUNNING THE PUMP WITH NO FLUID!!!! POWER OFF IMMEDIATELY!!!
- DO NOT PLUMB INLET TUBING OR CONNECTIONS WITH LESS THAN 1/2″ FULL PORT FITTINGS. THIS WILL RESULT IN CAVITIATION AND PROBLEMS WITH YOUR PUMP!!!!
- All questions and issues should be directed to the vendor you purchased your item from.