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Ok so getting all the plumbing done and figuring out the route the return is going to take. I have this setup and think it may work but all you plumbing experts I need some solid thoughts..... From return pump to flow meter to the UV and from the UV it will return back to the DT using dual return lines.

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Ok so getting all the plumbing done and figuring out the route the return is going to take. I have this setup and think it may work but all you plumbing experts I need some solid thoughts..... From return pump to flow meter to the UV and from the UV it will return back to the DT using dual return lines.

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It's hard to tell from just the one picture whats going on, do you have a bypass for the uv so it can be taken off line and maintained while the tank is still running ? If you have room for that it could help, is the uv the only path for your return water?
 
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It's hard to tell from just the one picture whats going on, do you have a bypass for the uv so it can be taken off line and maintained while the tank is still running ? If you have room for that it could help, is the uv the only path for your return water?
I would just turn off the pump. I may add a bypass later on but for now it will have to do.

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I would just turn off the pump. I may add a bypass later on but for now it will have to do.

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Thats good and definitely works, until your uv breaks and you don't have a replacement ready or any other reason for something to happen, then you have to keep your tank off for an extended amount of time while you repair the return line, if you make a bypass the uv can be off line for any amount of time and be fine. I've said before I would add plumbing later but after the system is up and running its much harder to add to the plumbing and more than likely won't happen when the tank is running good. Just my opinions
 
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Thats good and definitely works, until your uv breaks and you don't have a replacement ready or any other reason for something to happen, then you have to keep your tank off for an extended amount of time while you repair the return line, if you make a bypass the uv can be off line for any amount of time and be fine. I've said before I would add plumbing later but after the system is up and running its much harder to add to the plumbing and more than likely won't happen when the tank is running good. Just my opinions

I took your advice and appreciate the opinion. It was a good one. After research and dry fitting I decided to go this route with 2 extra valves just in case I need to add anything else.
 

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I took your advice and appreciate the opinion. It was a good one. After research and dry fitting I decided to go this route with 2 extra valves just in case I need to add anything else.
Awesome I'm glad you did :)
 
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The exact reason I love this forum. Without the help and guidance of those experienced I never would have done this and would have forseen some issues down the road. Thank you to those who have been there done that and teach others. Y'all are the best!!

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Hello, you did an excellent job. I was in a similar situation just a few days ago. When I need plumbing advice, I always call a friend who works as a plumbing service assistant. He constantly makes valuable suggestions, and the result is always positive. So you keep doing this and sharing your experiences like this to learn more. Thank you
 
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Hello, you did an excellent job. I was in a similar situation just a few days ago. When I need plumbing advice, I always call a friend who works as a plumbing service assistant. He constantly makes valuable suggestions, and the result is always positive. So you keep doing this and sharing your experiences like this to learn more. Thank you
Thank you! This is the final result.
 

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It looks great!!!! I won't say that it's best and quietest to have the gate valve closest to the sump as possible..

As your "not" saying it I appreciate the info....if it's too bad I may relocate it...we shall see
 
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