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Old 02-04-2009, 11:09 PM
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Default I turn the pump on the water rises

Hello Ron, I have completed the last stage of the 11- bottle system, I decided to sleeve from 3/4 to 1/2 so the bottles will fir over used plumbers goop which by the way works well The problem is when I turn the pump on the water rises only to the beginning third of the bottle the pump is new. the backflow pipe centers to the middle of each of the 11-bottles Also some of the bottles do not fill at all. pump specs are 145 sp What gives

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Old 02-04-2009, 11:10 PM
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What is 145 sp. Submersible pumps are rated GPH (gallon per hour) so if yours is 145 GPH that is plenty.
The water should rise to what ever height you made the over flow pipe. Raise the pipe if you want the water to rise higher. Don't forget to drill a hole at the top of the over flow pipe or it will do strange things like not filling all of the cups up.

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