- Jun 16, 2020
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- New Jersey
Only problem now is that I’m getting to the point where I can just get a new pump with an adjustable flow for the same amount it would cost to re-plumb everything.
My plumbing cost is just about on par with the price of the pump. Although that did include some extra fittings and unions so that I knew I had them if needed.Only problem now is that I’m getting to the point where I can just get a new pump with an adjustable flow for the same amount it would cost to re-plumb everything.
amazon. Got them in a couple of days and they are nice and were cheaper than a fish supply place.Wow. Didn't realize it would be this difficult to find a 1 inch gate valve locally. Seems like I'm going to need to order it online.
I agree on the durso, I have one myself and may eventually redo the plumbing and use both holes for drains, and go over the top for return line. For now I have a sensor that will turn off main pump if the over flow fills too high.Having a durso in the first place seems like a bad idea comparative to other options. That said I work from home and there is someone home 100% of the time at my house so I don't feel too uncomfortable. For me it will be a temporary problem as my wife has given me the go ahead to replace our breakfast bar with a 180. 2 months into the hobby and already planning an upgrade...this may have been a bad idea for my wallet.
Restricting the flow on a centrifugal pump will only cuase the water inside to heat up faster. The restriction of the water doesn't do anything to slow down the rotation of the pump itself. It will not produce any extra mechanical ware on any components.Your worried about the restriction of 90s but putting a valve on your return line to restrict it. Putting a restriction on the return is going to increase the head pressure on the pump which will wear it out faster