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Old 04-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Any downside to center-inlet pumps?

I need another pump. My current pump is an 815 with an inline head. Is there any downside to center-inlet pumps? I can't think of any reason to get the inline models anymore and will probably just get center-inlet models from now on. Any advice appreciated.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Some people don't like the fact that the inlet is 3/4" NPT instead of 1/2" NPT (but the flow rate is still better even if you immediately reduce to 1/2"). It costs a couple bucks more. Obviously it'll impact your plumbing layout, but that could be a positive or a negative, depending on your setup. Aside from that, no downsides that I'm aware of.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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you can get 1/2" inlet pumps in both Little giant and March lines.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:54 AM   #4
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I have both, I like the center inlet better. Seems to have better flow.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:18 AM   #5
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I love my center inlet pumps.
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