Originally Posted by BradleyW
I ran the loop completely sealed for a few days whilst the system was off. I then used the system for the remaining 4 days of the week. After 1 week, the bubbles and micro bubbles had gone. I thought they would never go. They just kept on coming. They would sit in my tubing. Thousands of tiny little micro bubbles.
The first day I filled up the loop. I left the pump running. I then cycled the pump (turn off and on several times for a little while). I then lifted the system up, turn it on it's head a few times and so on, but those bubbles would not die. I decided to leave the pump on for days on end. Every so often I would remove the cap on the res. I would hear a lot of air escape every time I did this. I repeated this process. I also tapped on the tubing to help air move along. After a week, all was good, and the level in my res had reduced which means it replaced the trapped air. So I filled up once more and I've been running for 3 months no issues.
Just as a side note, in case this isn't a "given" for everyone, how fast they go out won't matter much if you create more. If you have a "free fall" discharge into your res, you cab create bubbles. I ran my res for a week on DW w/o a fill tube as I only had the single port top....while waiting the multi-top to arrive, I actually enjoyed the look of the bubbles created with the discharge into the tube free falling about an inch. Most of these were large bubbles which traveled about 1/3 - 1/2 way down the tube before buoyancy effect became stronger than momentum and they rose to the surface. Still was some tiny bubbles which stuck to the side tho none seemed to make it into the outlet as tubing was clear.
Originally Posted by Jakusonfire
No, a 480 as was asked about.
If there was a '480" in the post, I wudn't have made a "dumbass" outta myself.... I scanned the post looking for 240 / 360 / 480 and just teh 120 registered..... old man eyeballs went past the word "quad" a cupla times I guess .... can I blame failing eyesight or early alzheimers ? ..... nah, think I'll just stick with dumbass Edited by JackNaylorPE - 3/12/14 at 10:25am