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[APD] Re: filter vs pump -- or - Siphoning a few more details on the ECCO
Funny thing about that ECCO, you have to close the IN valve, then close the
OUT valve BEFORE you unplug the unit. This is very hard to do since it seems
so wrong to let the filter run as you have shut off the water going in. But,
if you do this, the lever and cam works just fine.
I bought a pair of used ECCOs and recieved a small screwdriver along with
instructions from the prior owner that if it got stuck to use the
screwdriver to force the locks open. It sounded all wrong to me -- this is
supposed to be a highly engineered device, it is supposed to WORK. So, I
read the instructions.... It is very hard to resist the urge to unplug the
unit before closing the valves, I keep the instrucitons propped in front of
the ECCO so I have to look at them before I work on the filter.
> Message: 5
> Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 05:08:11 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Re: [APD] Re: filter vs pump -- or - Siphoning a few more
> To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> --- Daniel & Anita <daniel_anita at bigpond_com> wrote:
> > . . . Just a
> > side-note regarding
> > the ecco's; the cam which is used to attach the head to
> > the canister
> > has a tendency to be somewhat troublesome - sometimes
> > locking, and
> > sometimes not opening properly.
> Jonathon Dooley tells me the clips that attach the lever to
> the canister have been redesigned.
> > Also due to the design
> > of the priming
> > mechanism, the head can sometimes become stuck on the
> > canister due to a
> > vacuum inside the canister
> Not possible if the valves are open. The lever should never
> be rotated unless both valves are open.
> > - all easy enough to deal with
> > using a
> > little common sense problem solving, but not so great for
> > the novice
> > fish-keeper. A friend of mine who owns an lfs swears by
> > Eheim, but
> > doesn't carry the Ecco range for this reason.
> > Now of course, I appreciate that Scott has been able to
> > use the Ecco's
> > without problem's,
> Naw. I've talked about the lever clips before. It was a
> design flaw that Eheim didn't catch before they went into
> Scott H.
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