Air cavitation / reduced water flow

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CBDfutute4

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Water goes left in pvc, gets to a 180 bend and comes back along flowing right to pump

pump pulls into res n res flows out the bottom to the 3 in room

very sorry, lots to drink
 
smokedareefer

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I believe I have something like that

it’s been killing me trying to get it, I’ve ran it in reverse, drain n filled with other pumps

will having higher water level help me get it figured out?
This has ran for 8 months
"will having higher water level help me get it figured out?"

Yes. Half full will usually get it going

Ps: my stock current culture 4 site 13 gal modules uses a danner 500 gph pump
 
CBDfutute4

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thinking better now

if I use the diagram u posted I’m going to be running in reverse

so the 2” pvc will be my return and 3/4” hose will be my feed. I don’t top feed either, should?

As of now buckets and res are the same height off the ground……I’d really like to get this going and not be cutting/rerouting pvc

here is video
 
CBDfutute4

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CBDfutute4

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My build mine

I had something designed he laughed at

thanks for the help everyone

my clones have vegged 10 days in tote n are plenty big to goto into the 5 gal buckets
 
ComfortablyNumb

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Submerged pump. Turn it around so you are running forwards. Whatever that means.
 
Cashmeh

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Remove your 2 inch infeed pvc and bulkhead from tote 1, and seal the hole. Insert your 3/4 inch hose directly into the side or top of the tote. Do not increase it from 3/4inch to 2 inch. Your pump cannot fill a 2 inch line sufficiently.

Use gravity to get the water back to the res, not the pump.
 
CBDfutute4

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Remove your 2 inch infeed pvc and bulkhead from tote 1, and seal the hole. Insert your 3/4 inch hose directly into the side or top of the tote. Do not increase it from 3/4inch to 2 inch. Your pump cannot fill a 2 inch line sufficiently.

Use gravity to get the water back to the res, not the pump.

for me to do this I just need to turn around my pump, buy longer 3/4” hose and slightly change the lines how water goes in/out of the chiller

do u believe the 3/4 feed will work, cuz if I proceed with this my 2” pvc will be my return to res.

than pull from res into chiller n out n back to pump
 
Cashmeh

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for me to do this I just need to turn around my pump, buy longer 3/4” hose and slightly change the lines how water goes in/out of the chiller

do u believe the 3/4 feed will work, cuz if I proceed with this my 2” pvc will be my return to res.

than pull from res into chiller n out n back to pump
Oh yea, I use 1/2. All you need is a slight current. Sounds like you gotta easy way to fix it.
 
CBDfutute4

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Remove your 2 inch infeed pvc and bulkhead from tote 1, and seal the hole. Insert your 3/4 inch hose directly into the side or top of the tote. Do not increase it from 3/4inch to 2 inch. Your pump cannot fill a 2 inch line sufficiently.

Use gravity to get the water back to the res, not the pump.
Thank u for your continued help sir
 
ComfortablyNumb

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thank u too brother

u have put ur .02 in several times, I appreciate it
I try where I can to help. I'm glad you are getting it sorted. But I still think the pump is supposed to be underwater. Every pump like this I've ever used (fish tanks and sumps) is designed to be underwater for cooling and lubrication.
 
CBDfutute4

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Ok

I’m going to chop things up and reroute to allow for it to be submerged

my pump needs 11.66 gal per minute and u can hear it becoming unprimed when u start it now matter how much water/time u put into priming it

even my wife wants this working so I stop dabbing n drinking n fuking around with all this
 
ComfortablyNumb

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Ok

I’m going to chop things up and reroute to allow for it to be submerged

my pump needs 11.66 gal per minute and u can hear it becoming unprimed when u start it now matter how much water/time u put into priming it

even my wife wants this working so I stop dabbing n drinking n fuking around with all this
Yeah, like @Dirtbag said, its made leaky on purpose. Sink that buggah.
 
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