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boxtech 528 GPH Utility Pump – $15.99, best price + free prime ship & Our Draft Line Cleaning Builds

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary (528 GHP, 35W)

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary (528 GHP, 35W)

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  • A multi-functional Submersible pump=Add water+Change water+Circulating water+Sucking fish manure. Equipped with 2 water outlets and 5.6 Ft power cord, can be applied in aquarium, fountains, hydroponic and pond
  • Water pump with bottom suction trainer,100% submersible.The pump motor is sealed with high-quality resin and has better insulation performance, which can effectively prevent Water leakage and Electric leakage
  • Max Flow Rate: 528 GPH per hour, Max Lift height: up to 5.9 Feet. 35W high efficiency motor for energy saving, and low water level design
  • This submersible water pump is multi-purpose water pump with low power consumption, low noise, balanced speed, reliable operation, long service life, easy to maintain

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.

7/2 1:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $15.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. 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

boxtech Submersible Water Pump, Aquarium Water Pump, Fountain Pump, 25W/ 35W/ 45W/60W Ultra Quiet Water Pump for Fish Tank, Aquarium, Pond, Fountain, Hydroponics and Statuary (528 GHP, 35W) – 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 800 GPH Utility Pump + Draft Line Cleaning Builds

VIVOSUN 800GPH Submersible Pump

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  • Specs & Dimensions: 4.1*2.6*3.5 inches; The 6.5 ft. long power cord offers convenient installation and an adjustable knob allows you to control of water flow rate and pressure; Max flow rate: 800 GPH (3000L/H); Max lift height: up to 10 ft.; Wattage: 24W; Voltage: 110-120V
  • Detachable & Cleanable: This powerful yet small-sized water pump is easy to hide and disguise; No tools necessary for disassembly and it’s very easy to clean
  • Many Possible Placement Positions: Place the pump flat on its base, stick it on an angled or vertical surface, and manually rotate it into any position you need
  • Wide Range of Applications: This is a high-performance, energy-efficient pump and is well-designed for use in ponds, fountains, waterfalls, hydroponic systems, and irrigation systems and so on; Working Temperature: 32℉ to 104℉
  • 3 Outlet Adapters:Includes three nozzles with different diameter sizes: 0.51 in., 0.62 in., and 0.74 in., providing different water flow effects for all your different needs

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 800GPH Submersible Pump(3000L/H, 24W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft. High Lift, Fountain Pump with 6.5ft. Power Cord, 3 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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550 GPH Utility Pump + Our Draft Line Cleaning Builds

Aysoner Submersible Fountain Water Pump: 550GPH 30W Adjustable Ultra Quiet Small Pond Pump

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  • 【 High-Quality Material 】 The submersible water pump uses an upgraded ultra-rugged case for long service life, which is durable & reusable. 30W high-performance motor continually lift water column with a maximum lift height of 7.3ft and flow water up to 550GPH
  • 【 Adjustable & Ultra Quiet 】 The fountain pump is designed with an adjusting knob, allowing to get the amount of water pressure you want. At the same time, our water pump runs extremely quietly, less than 20 decibels. Stability brings you a relaxing and peaceful time
  • 【 Detachable & Cleanable 】 This pond pump has an adjustable side suction design with four powerful suction cups, which is very suitable for installation on a glass surface. It is easy to disassemble and clean without any tools
  • 【 Wide Application 】 Our small water pump can circulate and drain the aquarium to let the water move. Aquarium pump is very suitable for aquariums, ponds, fish tanks, fountains, waterfalls, backyard, garden, hydroponic systems and water features
  • 【 Warranty 】 Extremely stable operation providing continually water flow; Comes with a 12-month warranty; If you have any questions about the water pump you receive, please feel free to contact us. 24 Hour Professional After-sales Service

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.

Aysoner Submersible Fountain Water Pump: 550GPH 30W Adjustable Ultra Quiet Small Pond Pump with 6ft Power Cord for Aquarium Fish Tank | Outdoor Waterfall | 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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Pressure Gauge – 0 to 60 PSI – by PIC Gauges + Our Spunding Build

PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5″ Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens

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  • Black Steel Case With Chrome Bezel
  • Brass Socket And Movement
  • Phosphor Bronze Bourdon Tube
  • Dry Non-Fillable
  • 3-2-3% Accuracy

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.

 

A potential homebrew application for this is to use it as part of a Spunding Valve Build.   A Spunding Valve allows you to ferment under pressure, naturally and precisely carbonate in the keg, fix over-carbonated beers and lots more. See: Build a Spunding Valve

PIC Gauge S101D-254D 2.5″ Dial, 0/60 psi Range, 1/4″ Male NPT Connection Size, Bottom Mount Single Scale Dry Pressure Gauge with a Black Steel Case, Brass Internals, Chrome Bezel, and Plastic Lens – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

VIVOSUN 480 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

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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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Set of 4 Heavy Duty Swivel Casters

CLOATFET Caster Wheels, 2” Casters with Brake, No Noise Swivel Casters with Set of 4, Polyurethane (PU) Wheels with Locking, 4 pack Castors, Heavy Duty Plate Casters

Set of four, 3″ Heavy Duty Casters

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  • Caster wheels: suitable for indoor and outdoor, widely used in trolleys, furniture, shelves, workbench, etc.
  • Heavy duty casters: each caster can carry 150Lbs, double bearing, strong load capacity
  • Locking casters: caster bracket is black, not easy to rust, the wheel material is polyurethane, durable, silent, casters with brake
  • No noise casters: silent, no traces, easy to push, beautiful
  • Casters set of 4: flat bottom with double brakes, strong safety, one box of four, matching screws, iron washers and screwdrivers, 4 pack casters

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.

 

Note from HBF: Your around-the-brewery project may need some casters.

CLOATFET Caster Wheels, 2” Casters with Brake, No Noise Swivel Casters with Set of 4, Polyurethane (PU) Wheels with Locking, 4 pack Castors, Heavy Duty Plate Casters – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Heavy Duty Caster Wheels

Heavy Duty Casters

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  • ★Includes 4 caster wheels, each caster has 360 degrees of steering (2 swivel with dual locking & 2 swivel without locking), 1 wrench, 1 glove, 16 pcs screws and 16 pcs nuts. Rotate 360 degrees. The wheel brake locks both the wheel and the swivel simultaneously, effective to stop and prevent the device from moving and hurting others.
  • ★Casters Set of 4 Heavy Duty (Load Capacity): A single wheel can carry 440Lbs, four wheels can carry more than 1760lbs, Double ball bearings, easy to push, labor-saving.
  • ★Non-Marking Polyurethane Rubber: These caster wheels are very quiet while rolling, and absorb shock and vibrations. Extend the life of your floors with these floor friendly soft PU wheels. Protecting your floors from scratches and chewing up your carpet. Casters are all equipped with strong firm brakes, making it easier to move across any surface.
  • ★Wide Range of Uses: The wheels can be used for a multitude of applications Including: Dressers, Tool Cabinet, Crates, Under Bed Storage, Dollies, Shoe Bins, Toy Bins, Cabinets, Bookshelves, Easel, Furniture etc.
  • ★100% Warranty: If these are not your favorite wheels you have ever owned, the smoothest and most quiet, return them for a full refund. No questions asked, just a prompt and courteous refund.

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.

 

Note from HBF: Your around-the-brewery project may need some casters.

Heavy Duty Plate Caster Wheels 5″ PU No Noise,Premium Polyurethane Double Ball Bearing Steels,Easily Lock or Unlock -440 Lbs Per Casters (Pack of 4, 2 Swivel Dual Locking & 2 Swivel) Black Wheel – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Set of EIGHT Caster Wheels – 230 lb per wheel capacity

CoolYeah 4 inch Swivel Plate PVC Caster Wheels, Industrial, Premium Heavy Duty Casters (Pack of 8, 4 with Brake & 4 Without)…


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

  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL AND QUIET MOVEMENT: CoolYeah caster wheels is made of high quality PVC, no smell, easily move heavy objects to any desired area; Whether in warehouses, shopping malls, or other industrial areas, the wheels work quietly, keeping your life away from the effects of noise.
  • SUITABLE FOR ANYWHERE: 4 inch casters can be used in many places, such as Heavy Industrial, Heavy duty equipment, the Supermarket, Restaurants, School, Hospital, some heavy duty hand trucks and so on. It can installed on heavy equipment or other heavy objects for easy movement. Whatever your workplace needs assistance making mobile, CoolYeah caster wheels are a quick fix.
  • 230LB LOAD CAPACITY PER WHEEL: Each caster can withstand 230 pounds, steering performance is very good, each caster has 360 degrees of steering, can rotate smoothly on the ground, the brakes ensure the stability of the wheel. Large load capacity, stable and good performance. Not all surfaces are perfectly level, so there are times when only 3 of the wheels will be bearing the brunt of the load so be it’s always wise to choose casters that can handle the load.

Note from HBF: Your around-the-brewery project may need some casters.

CoolYeah 4 inch Swivel Plate PVC Caster Wheels, Industrial, Premium Heavy Duty Casters (Pack of 8, 4 with Brake & 4 Without) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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.

OneBom Ball Lock Post to 1/4″ NPT – add a ball lock post to your project – on sale for… $10.99

OneBom Ball Lock Post with Poppets, 1/4’’ Male NPT Hex Nipple

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  • ★ 1/4’’ MALE NPT HEX NIPPLE - NPT threads for creating tighter seals than straight threads .Male National Pipe Taper (NPT) threads on both ends for connecting female pipes or home brewing
  • ★WELL MADE – Both ball lock post and hex nipple constructed from 304 Stainless Steel. This material have excellent corrosion resistance. It`s perfect for use with rust sensitive applications and food applications.
  • ★PACKAGE INCLUDES – gas ball lock, 1/4’’hex nipple, 2 ball lock post o-rings, poppet
  • ★PLS NOTE - 19/32-18 Gas Ball Lock Post only fit for Cornelius brand kegs. NOT compatible with Firestone, Hoover, and Spartanburg kegs. The assembly can also be fitted to regulators, gas manifolds and various other items.
  • ★90 DAYS GUARANTEE - Click the “Add to Cart” Button and Buy with No Regrets. Just turn them back if You Got Any Problem but don`t want to contact us. Or we`ll send you a new one to make you satisfied if you need.

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.

 

You could use this assembly to add a ball lock post to one of your projects.  Note that these are available in both gas and liquid versions

6/18 4 AM Central: As of this posting, both versions of this are on sale for $10.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices;

Also Consider:

ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

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120 mm USB Powered Fan w/Speed Control [Stir Plate Project, Kegerator Circulation] – $13.99 + free prime ship

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S3, Quiet 120mm USB Fan, UL-Certified for Receiver DVR Playstation Xbox Computer Cabinet Cooling

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S3, Quiet 120mm USB Fan

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  • Ultra-quiet UL-certified USB fan designed to cool various electronics and components.
  • Features a multi-speed controller to set the fan’s speed to optimal noise and airflow levels.
  • Dual-ball bearings have a lifespan of 67,000 hours and allows the fans to be laid flat or stand upright.
  • USB plug can power the fan through USB ports found behind popular AV electronics and game consoles.
  • Fan Size: 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 in. | Airflow: 52 CFM | Noise: 18 dBA | Bearings: Dual Ball

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.

 

This model is nice because it’s USB powered. USB power blocks are easy to be had. That means no manual wiring and no guessing voltage. And, generally speaking, it’s not as expensive as some of the pre-wired options out there. This also has a speed control. That could potentially be useful for stir plate projects although I have no idea if it would offer the granularity needed for that sort of project.

6/18 1 AM Central: This is selling for $13.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

AC Infinity MULTIFAN S3, Quiet 120mm USB Fan, UL-Certified for Receiver DVR Playstation Xbox Computer Cabinet Cooling – note, multiple variations of this product may exist including different sizes and other options, a different product may show up at this link