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Re: [Killietalk] A Quick Linear Pump Question
I actually used 1.5" PVC pipe for the main manifold, which forms a loop
around the room below the ceiling. I have 1/2" screw/barb fittings
screwed into that, with 1/2" flexible tubing leading to the manifold
that feeds the tanks. That latter is made from 3/4" PVC and has air
valves screwed into it. Works well and I've had no problems with excess
pressure. The linear piston pumps adjust themselves to demand.
Barry J. Cooper
Sweet Home, OR 97386
Charles Harrison wrote:
My 80 watt pump has a 5/8 inch outlet. I choke it down right away to a
1/2 in CPVC tubing and spread it around the room. Some take the outlet
to 1 inch tubing/pipe and it really works better. Really shouldn't
choke it down until it gets close to the tank valves and tanks.
I depend on the pressure and don't use much volume. I tried a 100 watt
to start with but it was way too much volume/pressure for my system. I
have three 30 's on my line but most are 5's. and 10's. and I run the
hatchers as well as a 55 gallon drum with the air pressure.
If you are in the planning stages, and are purchasing the 80 watt, set
up the plumbing around the room with 1 inch tubing and keep the joints
well sealed. The pressure will blow things apart. Choke down the lines
as close to the tanks as possible. You can stretch out the life of the
pump with less work.
Charles & Sue Harrison
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At 8:43 PM -0500 1/6/05, RFeilzer at aol_com wrote:
I'm sure this has probably been covered in the past but I ask your
indulgence. I have been rebuilding my fish setup in my garage. Yes
Sexton, I finally
had to retire that old stand we hauled down from your 3rd floor
many years ago in Palos Verdes. It finally had enough termites and
that it was on the verge of collapse so out it went. I just
Linear Pump from Jemco and my question is: What is the size of the
outlet on the
pump? I purchased the 80 watt version in anticipation of a future
Thanks for the help. Russ Feilzer here on the wet California coast.
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