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Old 06-16-2009, 04:57 PM   #21
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I installed the ball valve and I have it closed about 30%. As of the past two days it is running smoothly and the water in the sump and main tank are staying at a constant level besides evaporation.
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These are the exact words off my box. So is this better, if not I have a Catalina CA1800 I could use but I didn't think it would be strong enough.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:00 PM   #22
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I would have to agree with ezy33, you would think the head height causes a backflow restriction on the motor just like a valve. IDK
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:29 PM   #23
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What about adding a second overflow tube from the overflow box?
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #24
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Sure doesn't sound like a pondmaster but hey it's working and IMO mag's are some of the best.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:31 PM   #25
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What about adding a second overflow tube from the overflow box?
Then her pump is under sized
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:47 PM   #26
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Good choice on the valve. ezy33 hit it right on the head! Rest assured that you are not causing any stress on your pump.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:30 PM   #27
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Switched out first valve with a different one. Now i'm fine tuned at 650gph. Thanks All for help
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Hey, nice looking setup too!
Nice work.
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Switched out first valve with a different one. Now i'm fine tuned at 650gph. Thanks All for help
Nice, one point, looks like you need a Ground fault plug before your wiring get out of hand. Safety first my friend.
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Looks like a nice set up there. Thanks for the pic.
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