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Old 12-12-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Tubing and pump problem

For some reason when I turn the pumps on after priming them they will occasionally suck too fast causing the tube to collapse and get bad flow. Do you think this is because I don't have a ball valve on the pumps and only on the keg?


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Old 12-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #2
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Yeah, you want unrestricted flow into the pump. a ball valve on the outlet will let you control the flow rate without collapsing the tube.
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Seconded. Don't restrict upstream of the pump. Put a ball valve directly on the output of the pump and use that to control the flow.
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