Vectra Return Pump Question

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I am just ready to install the pump, but noticed you need PVC pipe for it. I’m the directions it shows PVC pipe, but there is nothing in the box. Which looked like it had been opened.

Should there be some in the box or do I need to go buy some? For reference it’s the M2
 
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Ok so input I don’t need anything right as it’s being submerged. But external I’ll need just a 1 inch diameter length of PVC? With a female end?
 

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Ok so input I don’t need anything right as it’s being submerged. But external I’ll need just a 1 inch diameter length of PVC? With a female end?
Yep, that should do it. You may want to consider a union on the output, to easily remove the pump for servicing. I would also put a small piece of PVC on the internal piece, but that's just me...
 
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Yep, that should do it. You may want to consider a union on the output, to easily remove the pump for servicing. I would also put a small piece of PVC on the internal piece, but that's just me...
It says to PVC glue it as well into the little blue adaptor so I guess the Return pump won’t be running today. Should be ok for tomorrow though?
 

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Here it is before gluing.

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Your going to need a 3/4" barb like his if your hooking up to the Waterbox's flexible return pipe. Those instructions show how how to connect to hard plumbing. Waterbox has a video of them installing the same pump in their 100.3 if that helps.
 
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Your going to need a 3/4" barb like his if your hooking up to the Waterbox's flexible return pipe. Those instructions show how how to connect to hard plumbing. Waterbox has a video of them installing the same pump in their 100.3 if that helps.
Where can I get that? So I need 3/4 inch barb and what else? Can you give me the full list of the parts I need? Thanks bud.
 

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Where can I get that? So I need 3/4 inch barb and what else? Can you give me the full list of the parts I need? Thanks bud.
I ended up taking the parts that come off the Vectra and the return hose from the WaterBox to Lowe’s or Home Depot. Find the person working in the plumbing dept. They’ll help you find what you need.

I bought the two parts pointed at here, Teflon tape, and PVC glue.

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Where can I get that? So I need 3/4 inch barb and what else? Can you give me the full list of the parts I need? Thanks bud.
Looks to me like he attached a 3/4" threaded barb (using teflon tape) into a 1" threaded slip fitting. Then I believe you glue that into the blue collar which comes with that pump? I have a Cor-20 so all I needed was a slip barb.
 

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Here's how I did my M1.

Vectra sells a separate adapter that goes from the pump to the PVC fitting. Would be nice if it was included. I bought the piece off of bulk reef supply for the M1. I'm sure they sell one for the M2 somewhere.


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Looks like the new version doesn't need the adapter anymore. Smart move on Ecotech part. All you need is the blue screw on piece. Flexible_Installation_v2.png
 
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