Well i went and bit the bullet on a pump today. Bought a predator brand pump from harbor freight. I got a 2 inch pump since it was only a little more than the one inch pump and the flow rate was higher but about the same pressures.
I have seen them used to pump syrup on YouTube but would like some more input on using one properly. My biggest curiosity is having some sort of bypass setup on it. I have two ideas on a bypass currently.
1. The suction side gets syrup from the container like a tote. Discharge side recirculates to intake at a 45 Y. But on the discharge side, there is a valve on a tee for the hose that is used to dispense the syrup.
2. Suction line supply from tote of syrup. Discharge pumps back into tote. Valve on a tee with hose to dispense syrup on discharge side.
Either of these sound viable in doing or is there another way to skin this cat? Second idea sounds pretty decent considering i can use it as a way to mix the syrup too.