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Old 09-12-2011, 06:11 PM   #11
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Here is a quick clip!

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Old 09-12-2011, 06:43 PM   #12
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Good call on the 660 gph David. Must have hit the wrong key on the keyboard. **** these small keyboards.

From the vid it seems your pump is a bit weak for what you want it to do. I agree with David and suggest you upgrade the pump and install a pvc ball/gate valve you should be good to go.
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I think it's worth a shot. I'm going to order a new one tonight and send this one back. I have 3 gate valves installed btw
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:15 PM   #14
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Okay here's what solved the problem on mine.. though it may not be relevant to yours.

The deeper/fuller the overflow - the faster water flows down (more pressure to push on the siphon). So try raising the water level in your tank to the very top of the overflow skimmer teeth.

And, the faster you pump water back out of the return pump, the faster it fills the main tank, the faster it fills the overflow box.
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I just ordered a Maxi-Jet 5500 rated at 1,384. I figure my height and elbows are knocking it down a good amount already. I also have ball valves in place if it's too much. However, I'm set up for a 5/8" outlet and this is say s it has a 3/4" or 1". I don't get how it has both but we'll see. If I can do a 3/4" I just need a few feet of 3"4 and a new threaded barb and I'm good to go. I can always drill more holes on the spray bar or take off the end cap if need be.
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Okay here's what solved the problem on mine.. though it may not be relevant to yours.

The deeper/fuller the overflow - the faster water flows down (more pressure to push on the siphon). So try raising the water level in your tank to the very top of the overflow skimmer teeth.

And, the faster you pump water back out of the return pump, the faster it fills the main tank, the faster it fills the overflow box.
That makes sense. I played with the valves a bit and I think because I had the overflow full throttle and a weaker pump that I was getting a ton of noise. With it dialed down and the water level up a bit it really helped that. I may drill my teeth down some in the pvc and see if I can get more range on my water level as it's REALLY close to the top right now.
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Did you end up cancelling the order for the new pump?
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:42 PM   #18
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Nope I'm going to send this one back when the new one arrives.
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I might be looking at it wrong but are the pipes inside your over flow pointed straight down?
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They are yes. You can see it in this picture. The go about 1" below the Ts in the prime tubes.

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