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March Seal-less Pump - High Temperature

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March Seal-less Pump - High Temperature

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March Seal-less Pump - High Temperature

One of the best tools you’ll buy for home brewing, this high-resistant pump works great for wort or hot liquor transfer. A must for serious home brewers.

  • Seal-less Magnetic Drive 1/25 hp pump
  • Includes 6-ft. power cord
  • 1/2" NPT (National Pipe Thread) fittings on both inlet and outlet
  • Handles temperatures up to 250° F and internal pressures to 5 psi
  • Pumps a maximum of 6 gallons per minutes
  • Single phase motor is fan cooled

Note: Running the pump dry can damage the unit. Because this pump is not self-priming, we recommend placing the pump below the level of the liquid source, and in a dry location as the housing is not waterproof. To restrict flow place a ball valve on the out-flow of this pump. Blichmann QuickConnectors are highly recommended. Do not cross threads when attaching the fittings.

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4.2 / 5.0
37 Reviews
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Pump head orientation is key
My buddy and I have a system with two pumps, and we had many problems the first year. I recently changed the pump orientation so that the inflow of the pump points straight down, and outflow is therefore pointing straight up. This orientation appears to allow for the air pocket to naturally get pushed up through the pump when the kettle valve is opened and wort gravity flows down to the pump. A couple of start/ stops of the pump after the wort fully fills the tubing/ piping is all it takes now to get good flow, regardless of wort temperature. I believe that the sideways orientation of the pumps previously, resulted in air stuck in the pump head and no flow too often.
November 13, 2010
Cumbersome priming...
I just bought this pump and the only purpose of it is to circulate cold water from a ice cold water bucket throughout the wort chiller... I tested the pump as soon arrived and it worked only after several attempts... (priming)... but when I wanted to use it for my first batch it failed because of priming again... I think I learned my lesson that the entire water way has to be filled with no air in it for the pump to work on demand when you turn on the switch... I think for this price it should be more user friendly... for same price you can buy a cold/hot self priming liquid pump on the internet 3 times more powerful..._x000D__x000D_
September 15, 2011
Up-date on above review
I've spent more time trying to make this March Pump work as i need it too. As posted in my above review it works OK with cool/cold water. What I noticed using this at my most recent brew session is that when pumping up the hot liquids it's actually loosing it's prime. If I unplug the pump for a few seconds the liquid coming back down the line pushs any air bubbles back into the kettle and I can again pump a few gallons before having to do that again. This happens ONLY with the hot liquids and is still better than trying to lift up the full hot liqor tun to the top tier._x000D__x000D_Russ
August 22, 2010
great addition to equipment
love being able to pump water or wort to and from any kettle & thru the counter flow chiller with this thing :)
May 30, 2012
Good Unit
This is a really good unit. The biggest problem I found was cross threading the threads on the unit bc the plastic is soft so take your time threading on fittings.
November 12, 2012
Learned a trick online
Used my March pump for the first time. It worked great once the air got purged. I had a difficult time getting the pump primed, but, after that it worked great. Plenty of power, and pumped at a great rate to about 6 feet high. I learned from someone's picture online, about placing the inlet and outlet vertical, and placing a SST tee on the outlet (possibly inlet also), with the SST nipple on one brach of the tee and a valve on the other branch. I haven't tried it yet, but, I will update with another post when I have the parts.
December 17, 2012
Used with a Plate Chiller
I use this with my plate chiller, both to recirculate, and to fill my fermentor. Pay attention to the directions about proper placement and priming. If you get trapped air bubbles it won't work as well._x000D_If set up properly, its got plenty of power to pump wort through out your system.
January 14, 2013
Great pump if you maintain it
We use this pump for about 4 hours on a brew day as we're using it to circulate through a HERMS as well as transferring into the BK and then through the Therminator into our carboys. _x000D__x000D_After 100s of gallons of beer, it looks new inside and out, but we do disassemble it once or twice per brew day to run sanitized water through all of the parts and to clean it. After having it stick twice due to high gravity wort sitting in it for too long, we learned our lesson and haven't had any issues since.
January 15, 2013
Very good
I used my March pump for the first time and It worked great once I got the air purged. Make sure the pump is below the liquid source and that the 'out' side is pointed upward.
February 6, 2013
Pumps quickly
Bought this pump to save my back from heavy lifting on brew days. Pump sounds like a dishwasher and can move the brew around quickly. Its probably makes my brew day a little safer too. Wish I had invested in one of these years ago. It will not self prime, but if you keep the pump on the ground and always leave it filled with a liquid, you should be good to go.
March 4, 2013
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What is the model number of this pump? Is it the 815-PL?
A R on Jun 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is the March 809HS-PL pump.

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