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Old 09-02-2013, 01:22 AM   #21
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maybe if you changed the position of the pump, so the in-let/out let were pointing north south instead of east/west. they are alot easier to prime that way.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:07 AM   #22
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+1 on repositioning your pump. The intake should be facing down & outlet up to insure proper priming.

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Old 09-03-2013, 12:29 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by govner1 View Post
+1 on repositioning your pump. The intake should be facing down & outlet up to insure proper priming.
I'll be changing orientation (as suggested) and adding a bleed valve either this weekend or next. Hopefully that'll nail it.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #24
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One other item you might want to keep an eye on. I have a similar configuration with my cooler mash tun. (False bottom connected to the ball valve with a rigid pipe.) I was having issues with gain getting past the FB. After three brews I realized that the weight of the ball vavle with a hose was causing the FB to lift up in the back of the MLT because the cooler wall was flexing and acting as a fulcrum. I wound up cutting the rigid pick up tube and inserting a small section of flexible tubing to all account for the flex. Works great now.

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