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This is the one I have as well. I do have a question about it if anyone possibly knows the answer though. Is the water fed straight into the pump from the inlet on the res or does the pump feed from the water in the res. The reason I ask is because when I first installed this pump/res I filled it with water but when I turned it on the pump make a horrific noise as if it was running dry. It took a while for it to sound normal even though the res was full.
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post #22 of 23
The pump gets its water from the reservoir, all of these types of devices work like that because otherwise it would be very difficult to get air out of the system.

When first starting a system there will always be a little difficulty getting the pump to start working. Small airlocks in the feed from the reservoir and even in the impeller chamber itself can stop flow. To minimise problems the best way to prime a system is by switching the pump on only for seconds at a time, tipping the case around to move bubbles and being patient. Just switching the pump on and letting it run can be asking for trouble in the long run.
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post #23 of 23
I figured that's how it worked because otherwise the res would be pointless but you never know. The thing works fine now but that first start up months ago scared me a bit. Thanks
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