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Old 03-20-2017, 09:45 AM   #11
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Here is another pump I found on Amazon. Reviews show that other winemakers have used it.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012CFTYX4...I1QD9CGKO5YE7T

 
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:56 AM   #12
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That pump uses oil. Oil and wine don't mix. Don't care what anyone has said on the reviews. You do not want a pump that uses any oil as a lubricant as you absolutely will get some back streaming when the pump is switched on/off.

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Here is another pump I found on Amazon. Reviews show that other winemakers have used it.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012CFTYX4...I1QD9CGKO5YE7T
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:07 AM   #13
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I thought u were going into variable tanks according to your original post ?
Like everyone commented , including mydelf, you can not use vacuum to move wine in that type of a container.

 
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:42 AM   #14
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I thought u were going into variable tanks according to your original post ?
Like everyone commented , including mydelf, you can not use vacuum to move wine in that type of a container.
The person that posted the oil-sealed pump (Megawine) was not the OP (toneill). Megawine was just trying to help, I think.

I do agree with Mike. Even for vacuum-racking operation, I would not use an oil-sealed vacuum pump.
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I made this little carrier for my Sureflow pump.


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My mistake , yes I agree never use a oil filled pump

 
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:43 PM   #17
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I have not purchased that pump yet so thanks for the advice. Had not found an airless pump so will consider the one mentioned. I was planning to hook a whole house filter housing with either a 5 micron or 1 micron filter in between the full carboy and an empty carboy. A hose would run from the empty carboy through another filter housing to act as a overflow reservoir and then to the pump. Thought the overflow housing would maybe prevent any oil from getting to the wine. I have not bought any of the parts yet so can't show you what it would look like.

 
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Are you looking for a vacuum pump to transfer,bottle and filter , similar to the allinonewinepump?

The oil filled pumps leaks oil thru the exhaust port and can fill up the entire oil mist in your wine room.

Been there, I tried it prior to developing the allinonewinepump

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You just need make sure you purchase an oil-less vacuum pump. You can purchase a ready to go system like the AIO or if you like to put things together you can do like I (and others here have done) and put one together yourself. A used medical aspirator pump (found on eBay etc) is the best place to start for a DIY. Other parts can be found on Filters Fast, Morewine, Valley Vintner etc.

There is a parts list for everything you need if you want to DIY.

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I have not purchased that pump yet so thanks for the advice. Had not found an airless pump so will consider the one mentioned. I was planning to hook a whole house filter housing with either a 5 micron or 1 micron filter in between the full carboy and an empty carboy. A hose would run from the empty carboy through another filter housing to act as a overflow reservoir and then to the pump. Thought the overflow housing would maybe prevent any oil from getting to the wine. I have not bought any of the parts yet so can't show you what it would look like.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:42 PM   #20
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Thanks all, gives me some good perspectives. I can see the need for both the allinone vacuum pump and the diaphragm pump from morewine. Since I anticipate pumping 30 gallons from a stainless fermenter to the flex tanks, it would require the diaphragm pump vs vacuum however the vacuum sounds great for many other applications, like pumping into carboy, bottling, filtering if one wanted to, etc.

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