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VIVOSUN 660 GPH Utility Pump + Our Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN 480GPH/660GPH Submersible Water Pump, 1800L/2500L/H Aquarium Pump, Ultra Quiet Fountain Pump with 7.2ft/8.2ft High Lift for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

VIVOSUN 480GPH/660GPH Submersible Water Pump, 1800L/2500L/H Aquarium Pump, Ultra Quiet Fountain Pump with 7.2ft/8.2ft High Lift for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

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  • Key Parameters: Size: 3.54 x 2.32 x 2.67 inches; Max. Flow Rate: 2500L/H; Power: 35W; Optional Nozzles: 13/16/19 mm; Lift: 2.5 m; Voltage: AC/110V; 60 Hz; Applicable Water Temperature: 39℉ to 95℉
  • Adjustable Flow Rate: This mini water pump features an adjustable knob that controls the water flow rate; Max. flow rate can reach up to 2500L/H; 3 optional nozzles (13/16/19 mm) allow you to create different view scenes, each with its own unique design; The water column can be elevated up to 3.0 ft
  • Ultra-Quiet Operation & 4x Suction Cups: Ultra-quiet operation will let you immerse in a comfortable & tranquil atmosphere; Just enjoy the peace and watch your cute fish swimming inside their tank; 4x solid rubber suction cups at the bottom ensures a strong grip
  • Detachable & Cleanable: This powerful & compact fish tank water pump is easy to hide and disguise; No need for any tools to detach it, simple to separate, and easy to clean
  • Multi Uses: A well-designed aquarium water pump is beneficial to use for small to medium sized aquariums, ponds, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, etc

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

VIVOSUN 660GPH Submersible Water Pump, 2500L/H 35W aquarium pump, Ultra Quiet Fountain Pump with 8.2ft/2.5m High Lift for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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VIVOSUN 1,150 GPH! Utility Pump + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN 1150GPH 100W Submersible Pump for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Hydroponic Systems with 5ft Power Cord and 4 Nozzles

VIVOSUN 1150GPH Submersible Pump

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  • Product Details: 6.8” x 5.3” x 6.8”; The 5ft. long power cord offers convenient installation wherever you need; Max. flow rate: 1150 GPH (4500 L/H); Max. lift height: up to 11 Feet; Watt: 100W; Voltage: 110-120V/60Hz
  • Bottom Inlet: The super suction at the bottom can pump water as low as 0.5mm, making water pumping more thorough; The 360⁰ omnidirectional filtering cleans out excrement and crud while keeping water circulating all around
  • Anti-Drying Design: When the temperature reaches to 185 ℉(85℃), the built-in thermal protector chip will stop the pump from draining and pumping water; Pure copper wiring delivers more stable power for a longer service life and more energy savings
  • Ultra-Quiet & Durable: Only making 28db sound, this pump is super quiet, so there is no trouble of getting disturbed while the pump is working; The pump’s ceramic shaft core uses a high-strength wear-resistant rotor that is both acid resistant and corrosion resistant
  • Wild Application: Equipped with detachable water outlet, suitable for various sizes of water pipes, this submersible pump can be applied to many different occasions, such as fish tank, pond, aquarium, hydroponic systems and etc

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “beer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

VIVOSUN 1150GPH Submersible Pump (4500L/H, 100W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 11ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 4 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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100 x Nitrile Gloves – Brew Day Cleanup, BBQ & More

100 Pcs Nitrile Disposable Gloves

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  • [High-quality Nitrile Gloves] -PEIPU Nitrile gloves are more thicker, stronger and more wear-resistant than typical vinyl gloves.PEIPU Nitrile gloves are 4 mils thick,These gloves shape the hand, provide comfort and responsive grip, are ideal for palms and fingertips, and have optimal sensitivity.
  • [Comfortable Fit] – Fits like your own skin with excellent protection against liquids, gases, oils, grease, glass, and sharp objects.
  • [Hygiene] -You can wear them to reduce skin contact with the outside world and maintain personal hygiene and health.
  • [Applications]- PEIPU Nitrile gloves are designed for cleaning food handling, parts handling, janitorial services, painting and finishing services, food prep, tattoo,pet care, technicians, mechanic, and so on.
  • [Various Sizes]- containing 100 gloves,Latex-free and powder-free for sensitive hands or foods,nitrile can be stored for a long term without becoming brittle.These nitrile gloves are available in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes

 

Potential Uses:  Help with cleanup on brew day, make your kegs shine like new (see photo below) and use around the kitchen and for BBQ.  I use similar gloves when I apply rub for smoking meats.  It helps to prevent against cross contamination and I also like that it helps keep my hands from smelling like… bbq rub.  If you’re a BBQ-er like me, check out…  BBQ Finds, it’s like Homebrew Finds, but for… BBQ.

I use protective gloves when dealing with harsh chemicals  The photo above is from my post on rebuilding kegs.  Here I’m using Bar Keepers Friend – Jump To: Section on Bar Keeper’s Friend – to clean a keg.  I used protective gloves several times during this process.

Note from HBF: These are not appropriate for use with high temps. If you’re looking for something like that, search Amazon for “waterproof heat resistant gloves” to shop around

PEIPU Nitrile Gloves,Medical Exam Gloves,Disposable Cleaning Gloves,(Medium, 100-Count)Powder Free, Latex Free,Rubber Free,Ultra-Strong,Food Handling Use, Single Use Non-Sterile Protective Gloves for Cooking, Cleaning & More.– note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

5 Pack Bottle Brushes – Beer, Growlers, Wine & More

Turbo Microfiber Bottle Brush Cleaner Pack - Set of 5 Bottle Brushes for Cleaning Baby Bottles, Water Bottles, Tumblers, Wine Decanters, Flask, Bong, Vase Cleaner - One Straw Cleaner Brush

5 Pack Bottle Brushes

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  • Assortment - The bottle cleaner brush kit includes 2 bottle brushes for water bottles and tumblers, a narrow brush for long neck or narrow bottles, a small baby bottle brush, and a straw cleaner.
  • Durable - Each dishwasher-safe baby and water bottle brush cleaner features a sturdy handle and neck, stiff Nylon bristles, and rust-resistant stainless steel.
  • Universal - If you need a water bottle cleaner to wash your favorite bottle, ours does the trick. It's compatible with Hydro Flask, Boon, Munchkin, Yeti, S'well, Ello, Contigo, and other bottles.
  • Versatile - This BPA-free bottle cleaning brush set is designed to give any water bottle, drinking glass, tumbler, wine decanter, set of kombucha bottles, and even the kitchen sink a good old scrub.
  • Customer Satisfaction - Contact us if you have questions or concerns about your pack of water and baby bottle cleaner brushes. Our team is on-call and happy to help.

 

Turbo Microfiber Bottle Brush Cleaner Pack – Set of 5 Bottle Brushes for Cleaning Baby Bottles, Water Bottles, Tumblers, Wine Decanters, Flask, Bong, Vase Cleaner – One Straw Cleaner Brush – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

VIVOSUN 660 GPH Utility Pump + Our Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN 480GPH/660GPH Submersible Water Pump, 1800L/2500L/H Aquarium Pump, Ultra Quiet Fountain Pump with 7.2ft/8.2ft High Lift for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

VIVOSUN 480GPH/660GPH Submersible Water Pump, 1800L/2500L/H Aquarium Pump, Ultra Quiet Fountain Pump with 7.2ft/8.2ft High Lift for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics

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Highlighted Features
  • Key Parameters: Size: 3.54 x 2.32 x 2.67 inches; Max. Flow Rate: 2500L/H; Power: 35W; Optional Nozzles: 13/16/19 mm; Lift: 2.5 m; Voltage: AC/110V; 60 Hz; Applicable Water Temperature: 39℉ to 95℉
  • Adjustable Flow Rate: This mini water pump features an adjustable knob that controls the water flow rate; Max. flow rate can reach up to 2500L/H; 3 optional nozzles (13/16/19 mm) allow you to create different view scenes, each with its own unique design; The water column can be elevated up to 3.0 ft
  • Ultra-Quiet Operation & 4x Suction Cups: Ultra-quiet operation will let you immerse in a comfortable & tranquil atmosphere; Just enjoy the peace and watch your cute fish swimming inside their tank; 4x solid rubber suction cups at the bottom ensures a strong grip
  • Detachable & Cleanable: This powerful & compact fish tank water pump is easy to hide and disguise; No need for any tools to detach it, simple to separate, and easy to clean
  • Multi Uses: A well-designed aquarium water pump is beneficial to use for small to medium sized aquariums, ponds, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, etc

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

VIVOSUN 660GPH Submersible Water Pump, 2500L/H 35W aquarium pump, Ultra Quiet Fountain Pump with 8.2ft/2.5m High Lift for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Use Goo Gone to Remove Old Adhesive From Kegs

Used Kegs often have old stickers. After removing these we’re often left with sticky, hard to remove adhesive.  Goo Gone to the rescue!

In my experience, Goo Gone is harsh on my skin so I’m using nitrile gloves.  Glove are… handy.  Did you see what I did there? 🙂  I just work my way around the keg a few times.  That gives the Goo Gone a chance to chemically break down the adhesive while I provide some periodic agitation.  In this case the adhesive dissolved pretty quickly and the small pieces of sticker that were left came right off.  TIP: I recommend using Goo Gone sparingly.  You really don’t need that much and you certainly WOULD NOT want to use enough that it gets on the handle or base of your keg.  Goo Gone acts as a solvent for many adhesives.  It could potentially loosen up rubber handles or bases.  Then you’d need to use our Fixing Loose Handles Tip.  So, just put a little on a paper towel or rag and add a little more if you need to.A look at the used paper towel with dirt, adhesive residue and small bits of stickers on it.  Whammo!

Search Amazon for “Goo Gone” to shop around for available options

This write-up is part of my post on rebuilding kegsJump To This Section – If you look through the post you’ll see just how good the keg looks at the end.

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Cleaning Multiple Kegerator Lines at the Same Time + Limited Time Deal Ends Soon

Regularly cleaning beer lines is an important part of serving tasty beer from your kegerator. Homebrewers use a number of methods to accomplish this from removing tubing to soak in cleaning and sanitizing solutions to DYI pumps to commercial solutions.


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Valuebrew offers a lineup of food grade keg replacement o-rings in bulk quantities.  Choose from silicone, buna-n and even EPDM.  Everything they carry is food grade, more info below.  They have some unique offerings like bulk pin lock size post o-rings, replacement universal poppet o-rings, bulk internal QD o-rings and color coded Blue and Green post o-rings

Some of these offerings are featured in our Keg Rebuild How-To

Valuebrew is discounting bulk food grade o-rings, DuoTight Compatible Gear, Universal Poppets and ball lock jumpers by an EXTRA 15% when you spend $30 or more.  This stacks on top of existing discounts. Use coupon code memday23.

Remember coupon code memday23 with an order of $30 or more

This DOES include the ball lock jumpers featured in this walk-through. Just place a qualifying $30+ order and use coupon code memday23


I have a number of builds/mods for cleaning and flushing lines…

Also: Hands on Review: Kegland Ball Lock Cleaning Kit

Saving Time by Cleaning Multiple Lines

Being able to clean multiple lines at the same time is a big time saver. In years past this would have involved stringing together multiple fittings or partially disassembling your setup.

For ball lock keg users – Ball Lock vs Pin Lock – there is an easy solution available that allows you to clean multiple lines at the same time with minimal effort.

Valuebrew Stainless Steel Ball Lock JumpersHands on Review

This allows you to connect multiple ball lock kegerator runs by simply snapping them into the jumper. There are a few similar models available. Valuebrew’s features stainless steel construction, food grade o-rings and… it works with both gas and liquid QDs.

Here’s the jumper in action. I’ve tried this with both my Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump and Simple Ball Lock Draft Line Flushing Setup

Two lines being flushed by my Simple Ball Lock Draft Line Flushing Setup – keep in mind this particular build is pump free, this is happening all under CO2 pressure

This makes connecting two lines very simple. Connect the two ball lock lines and push cleaning solution through one of your faucets.

How about 3 or more lines?  The QD side is easy, you’ll need 1 jumper for 2 lines, 2 jumpers for 3 lines and so on.  For the faucet side, you need to cut a small piece of tubing to jump between faucets as needed. Keep in mind that each line you add increases resistance. Your pump may do great with two or three lines, but as you add lines, it will have to work harder.

Flushing Lines with CO2: This jumper allows you to connect liquid AND gas lines. That means you can flush lines with CO2 to push out any remaining cleaner or sanitizer and purge O2. Cleaned > Rinsed > Sanitized, Dried  and Purged lines! Make sure to use a low pressure that’s compatible with all components in your system if you do this.

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Ball Lock Jumpers – via Valuebrew

How About Pin Lock and Sanke Setups?

KOMOS® Draft Line Cleaning Coupler

This a male beer thread jumper. You would unthread tail pieces and use these jumpers to connect lines together. This is a bit more work that the ball lock jumper for ball lock setups and it wouldn’t include all of your faucets, but it’s a good choice of you use pin lock or sanke connections.

KOMOS® Draft Line Cleaning Coupler – via MoreBeer

Draft Line Cleaning Solutions and Sanitizers

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10 Pack Swedish Dishcloths – Brewery & Bar Cleanup – $15.20 w/20% Off Coupon

Swedish Wholesale Swedish Dish Cloths for Kitchen- 10 Pack Reusable Paper Towels for Counters & Dishes - Eco Friendly Cellulose Sponge Cloth - Assorted

10 Count Swedish Dish Cloths

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  • Super Absorbent: Perfect for wiping down any surface, our Swedish dishcloths for kitchen and bathroom cleaning pick up spills and splashes like magic.
  • Reusable: Step aside, paper towels. This Swedish dishcloth can clean up messes time and time again - just throw in the wash after use and it'll be good as new.
  • Multipurpose: Safe for marble, stainless steel, tile, and wood surfaces, these kitchen dishcloths also work for scrubbing or drying dishes, cups, mugs, sinks, tubs, and showers.
  • Value Pack: Get 10 washable dish rags, available in your choice of blue, grey, lime, pink, purple, watermelon red, white, yellow, or assorted colors. Assorted color packs may differ from what is shown based on availability.
  • Effective Clean: Made from cellulose and cotton, each dish cloth becomes soft to the touch when wet, and gritty enough for scouring when dry.

 

Use to cleanup on brew day, around your homebrewer, as bar rags around your home bar and more.

5/31 3:30 PM Central: These are selling for $19. Apply coupon code SWEDISH20 and the price drops to $15.20 at checkout. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Swedish Wholesale Swedish Dish Cloths for Kitchen- 10 Pack Reusable Paper Towels for Counters & Dishes – Eco Friendly Cellulose Sponge Cloth – Assorted – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Tumbler Water Bottle Cleaning Tablets, 30 Tablets – for growlers & more

Tumbler Water Bottle Cleaning Tablets - (30 Tablets) All Natural Ingredient, Great for All Stainless, Plastics, Ceramic and Glass Drinking Containers, Individually Packed

Tumbler Water Bottle Cleaning Tablets – (30 Tablets) All Natural Ingredient, Great for All Stainless, Plastics, Ceramic and Glass Drinking Containers, Individually Packed

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  • ✔️Clean, Fresh Tasting Water: Make sure your water tastes right every time. Our solution is free of chlorine or bleach, and tested & proven to effectively remove odor or lingering tastes.
  • ✔️The tablets are made from 100% natural, biodegradable, plant-based ingredients so that itÕs safe for both you and the environment. No toxic chemicals used!
  • ✔️Easy Cleaning in Seconds: No Scrubbing Required! Let the solution do its job, and simply rinse the bottle thoroughly. YouÕll get it fresh and clean like the day you bought it!
  • ✔️Travel and Camping-friendly: Each tablet is packed individually, ready to be used anywhere and anytime! Perfect for biking, camping, hiking.. and any outdoor activities!
  • ✔️Perfect for Any Container: Tumblers to ceramic and plastic water bottles and cups- you can use it on any container or accessories(bottle caps, straws, etc..)

 

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “growler” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Tumbler Water Bottle Cleaning Tablets – (30 Tablets) All Natural Ingredient, Great for All Stainless, Plastics, Ceramic and Glass Drinking Containers, Individually Packed (1) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


400 GPH Submersible Pump, Brushless Motor, Stainless Impeller Shaft – $13.59 + Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Build

Winkeyes 400GPH Pump

Winkeyes 400GPH Pump

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

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  • USE BRUSHLESS MOTOR, run smoothly, low noise, long working life compared with brush motor, keep it quiet and not scare the fish.
  • ANTI DRY BURNING DESGIN, the fish pong pump can withstand 48 hours dry burning. So no need to worry about there is not enough water in your fish tank when you go on a short trip.
  • STRONG POWER HIGH LIFT, this fountain pump max lift height: 6.9ft. 25W high efficiency motor for energy saving. Lift height is a max height the water goes up, after connecting the water pipe to the nozzle (Make sure the joint sealed securely and tightly)
  • STAINLESS STEEL PUMP IMPELLER SHAFT, corrosion resistance, strong driving, long working life, so JAKIELAX submersible pump also fit for sea water
  • SUCTION CUP 2 NOZZLES ADJUSTABLE FLOW RATE, 4 individual powerful suction cups that hold the pump securely on the right side of aquarium, vertically or horizontally. water change pump has 2 nozzles for optional

From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

 

I use a similar pump (different manufacturer, features and specifications) for a recirculating draft line cleaning setup.  Note that fittings sizes are different on this pump vs the one I use in that build.  Adjust accordingly  Another possible homebrewing application would be to set this up for use a part of a recirculating wort chiller setup.

5/31 7 AM Central: This is on sale for $13.59. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Winkeyes 400GPH Water Pump with 48 Hours Anti Dry Burning, Ultra Quiet 25W Submersible Fountain Aquarium Fish Pond Hydroponic Pump with 6.9ft High Lift, 5.9ft Power Cord, 2 Nozzles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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