I have piped in my setup. Put everything together and filled the bucket with water. I tried for 3 and a half hours to get it started. I could not get it primed correctly. I got all pissed off, and took it all out. I have a Word Doc
for building this complete with pictures. I don't know if it was just the way I did this thing or what, I just could not get it to fire. It works fine with the tubing (?????maybe) but with the hard piping I lost it somewhere. If anyone wants the file I got now just PM me. Maybe you will have better luck with it than I did. It works great with the tubing. I just didn't want it hanging around the tank. I am going to revisit this project, but only after I get this failure out of my system. I put alot of hard work into piping it in and tore it out in about 5 minutes. I have learned a few thing about the design in that 3 + hours of frustration. Hopefully when I restart this it will go a little better with the new found knowledge I got.
Well, live and learn. I only threw away about 20 dollars on pipe and fittings, so it wasn't a financial loss. If anyone may have a suggestion on to why this happened to me (no dumb jokes please..LOL
) I would appreciate the feedback.
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