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Old 08-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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Plumbing question.

I connected my pump today and added water to the tank. I have 2 drain lines and 2 return lines. All are 1 in. My drain line on right side of tank is draining a lot of water volume. But the left one only draining a very small amount and I cannot figure out why. The standpipes are exactly the same. Didn't know if should be concerned or if it was ok.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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You may have one side of the tank higher than the other. Mine is off by about a centimeter. Not much, but when it comes to an overflow, it makes a difference. Not sure if that's the case but just a thought.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #3
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I'll have to recheck but it was level before I added the water. Could the hole on top of standpipe affect how much water it drains?
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It's possible, has it ever had water flowing through it? You could plug the other drain and check if it works then
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:16 AM   #5
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It will if I close off the one side. Just won't with them both open. It's crazy. It's actually less restrictive on the side not draining as well.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:17 AM   #6
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This is the first time I have had water in tank other than a small amount I used to test for leaks by pouring directly in overflow.
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