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What size pump would be needed for a Nu-Clear Fiters

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by inkslinger, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. inkslinger

    inkslinger Guru Class Expert

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    What size pump {or type} are others using for there Nu-Clear Filters 533 and 547


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  2. Tom Barr

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    I have Oc filters, but Little giant 4's or Iwaski 30-40's are good.

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  3. Gerryd

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    Reef-Flo Blackfin 3600 to drive both canisters in parallel....can also drive my mazzei when in use on a third parallel leg...

    Remember that pipe diameter will have an effect on flow....thinner pipe=less volume and higher velocity. fatter pipe=more volume and less velocity.
     
  4. inkslinger

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    Gerry What size pipe dia. did you go with {1.25 or 1.5} I was planning on using hose barbs but can't fine one that would go from a 1.25 or 1.5 inch down to a 1 inch thread on the pump {male or female}?
    I have union's on each end of the pump now so that I could pop the pump out any time. For now I'm cutting the pvc on my intake and switch over to a hose barb and use a hose down to the pump adding a barb ball valve.
     
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    Ink,

    My pump has 2" inlet/outlet connections. So I used 2" pvc on the outlet to a cone distributor which reduced down to 5x1". I used flex pvc 1" to go to each NC and the mazzei.

    I did the same with the inlet. I used 2" pvc and fed all 4x1" intakes to another cone. This allowed me to gain max intake flow.

    I would look into using pvc parts and flex pvc. You can easily get reducer or 'increaser' bushings to up or downsize as needed.

    I think you could go with 1.5 and reduce down as needed. How is the intake flow setup again? Are you pre-drilled or over the top?
     
  6. inkslinger

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    I got over the top.

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