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Old 05-09-2008, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default What fittings are used with the March Pump?

I just purchased a new March pump from NB. What connections do I need to get in order to be able to hook up the inlet and outlet hoses? And are they available at Lowes and HD haha.



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Old 05-09-2008, 03:05 AM   #2
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HAHA Chris... What have I done?! We get you a CFC and you go "gear head"

Grats on the new pump!!



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The threads on the pump head use 1/2" FNPT fittings. The easy route is to use a hose barb and slap some hose on it with a hose clamp. If you get brass fittings then be careful to not over tighten. You can strip the threads easily. Use lots of teflon tape and tighten till snug

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I put a 1/2 NPT ball valve on the output side, then what ever connection to your hose you want... straight barb, quick connect, etc.

You don't need a valve on the intake, in fact it isnt recommended. You can restrict the output to control your flow. Works great.

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I've heard using the ball valve helps in priming the pump as well...

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Here is my manifold... works very well... the ball valve on the far right helps to get it primed.



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Nice setup...

I'm thinking I may need a pump...

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Yep you do. Do you guys have any pics of the pump setup with barbs?



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