Controlling flow on Wort Pumps

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dokken5

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Does it matter where I decide to install flow restrictors on my wort pump? Can I just use the gate valve at the HLT to control the flow or should it be at the other end??
 

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always control flow at the output of your pump. you dont want to run the risk of running your pump dry.
 

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think I've read you want the put anything which restricts flow after the pump, to prevent cavitation in the pump

edit: and yes, prevent running it dry

2nd edit: I've always viewed cavitation as lots of little bubbles. came from learning the term as it applies to surface ship and submarine propellers. I guess it can also mean one big bubble, i.e. running dry
 
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That's awesome. Thanks you guys!!!
 
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