Wash pump.

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Pump arrived today, but the CIP head still seems to be touring the countryside courtesy of Yodel

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Well the good news is it all turned up and it fits.

Bad news, the pump is UTTER SHITE & doesn't pump every time you turn it on.
And the CIP ball is 3/4 bsp not 1/2 bsp.

AVOID https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2500L-H-Subm ... lVKpS3cJVA

It other good news the 150mm threaded SS pipe fits and is the right height.

Off to find a better pump (so tempting to attached CIP to the BM lid !)

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Good luck with the pump hunt
I may look at a slightly bigger pump and make some longer feet so it sits above the element.
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I am off to the KOI POND shop later. Looks promising.

Feet: You might find you run out of room. With the pump and the height of the sit ball. I only needed 150 mm of pipe to reach the top of the centre rod - which is where my trub line normally appears.

I am also looking at a 14 inch silver tray, to screw onto the centre rod - This **SHOULD** make sure I don't get Wash fountains! :shock:

Getting there. The pump seller on eBay is being an ass though. Defo avoid.

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I was thinking about this
I have an idea to use the stainless hood with a stepped cap that I will 3D print at work.
The cap will need to have a cable access slot as well.
This will get rid of the need to add anything else into the mix.
As for height of the pump and CIP I will come direct out of pump outlet with a shorter pipe.
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OK latest.

The 2000 lpm looks good. Search: Jabeo FA-2000F. You could go BIGGER but I don't think there is any gain, I wouldn't go smaller.
I had to stop thinking this is a pressure washer. Its not. Think dishwasher.

With 150mm pipe the CIP gets it to the scum line.
Putting the nut on the centre rod wings down, supports the top disc nicely. This stops the CIP spraying out of the BM.
With the lid on there is very very little water escaping. even with the pump wire coming out under the lid.
One bucket of water is enough to just cover the pump.

Cold test 100% success.

Hot test tomorrow.

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Hi Mashy
I think I will be looking to go bigger not being next to the BM at the moment not sure if a 5000 will fit.
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What's your thinking for that much bigger?
The flow rate on the CIP's is 15lpm (900 LPH). So you are there with 1000LPM comfortable with 2000LPM.

5000 :shock: whats going to improve apart for the pump sellers profit :D

You are never going to make it into a pressure washer :(
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already have 30LPM so was looking to double or treble that flow.
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Have a go. but I don't think you will get a pressure washer. Its the wrong pump type for that.
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Nashbrew wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:30 am
already have 30LPM so was looking to double or treble that flow.
whats that not doing ? that you want it to do?

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I have this on my keg washer always worked, but I feel there needs to be a bit more uuumth.
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hmm. I know what you mean. I concluded its a chemical thing not jet thing. That and some pumps are much MUCH better than others. The 2000LPH I have now is a different world to the shite I first got.

Have also considered using dishwasher tablets?

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Will start with 60g PBW in 12 liters (bucket full) @35c and see what happens.

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Hi Mashy

Do you know the female thread size on the pump body?
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