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Old 12-20-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Is there a minimum amount of drop need to get to the pump? So in a single tier setup how much lower should the pump be reletive to the hlt, mlt, bk?


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Old 12-20-2010, 04:45 PM   #2
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Just make sure what ever fittings you use with your mount position are lower than the lowest liquid draw point form your vessels and gravity should prime the pumps.


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Old 12-20-2010, 04:48 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick reply
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:49 PM   #4
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Just lower than the ball valve. Mines around 1 ft below the kettles.

Btw thanks for this question, I went into the brewshed to look at my pumps, only to hear the sound of rushing water. My water filter line pulled out of the connection and flooded my new shed. DAMN!
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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Good thing you put in that floor drain
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:13 PM   #6
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Good thing you put in that floor drain
Amen brother, it saved my ass.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:58 PM   #7
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glad to hear you found the running water

So I guess to allow the least amount of height its best to have the ball valves parallel to the floor?
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:14 PM   #8
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A lot of people put the output up and the input down. That way it helps priming(no air bubble).
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:16 PM   #9
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