Beware of the Pump Fastener

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Beware of the Pump Fastener

Unread postby Elderberry » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:04 pm

After letting the impeller dry after cleaning, I went to put it back together. You know how when you start a nut on a bolt or something, you give it a flick to spin it faster before it starts to tighten up? Well, I did the same thing with the collar/fastener on the pump. In doing so, I ran my finger either on the edge of the collar or across the threads themselves and got a nice little slice into my finger tip. Beware of sharp bits.
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Re: Beware of the Pump Fastener

Unread postby Hauglia » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:52 am

Sharp indeed!
Didn't realize that it was the threads cutting my fingers until about my 30th brew. :oops:

Thought perhaps it was lifting the brewmeister, the fermentation vessel or the plastic IKEA boxes I have the malt in..
But no, it was these sharp threads for the pump motors!
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Re: Beware of the Pump Fastener

Unread postby BrauTim » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:20 am

I get the same thing with the thread on Sankey kegs, very sharp on the spears, I have to remember to use the socket tool to spin them in and out rather than being lazy and using my fingers ouch!
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !
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Re: Beware of the Pump Fastener

Unread postby Twonky » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:49 pm

I always end up with cuts on my fingers from the mesh...
Dangerous things these BM's :evil:

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Re: Beware of the Pump Fastener

Unread postby smeller » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:58 pm

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Re: Beware of the Pump Fastener

Unread postby Elderberry » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:25 am



There does seem to be a lack of thought when it comes to those filters. Something like the link above would be cool, with a way to easily get it out for us fools who like to stir the mash.
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Re: Beware of the Pump Fastener

Unread postby smeller » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:56 pm

Something like this from ikea with a hole in the middle..

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http://www.ikea.com/dk/da/catalog/products/10112530/
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