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    Feed hose staying in mix

    The biggest problem I am having with my setup is the hose I have coming out of the mix and starting to suck air. I have mine plummed for top feed and just shove the tube down in the mix, but I am having to at least 2-3 times a job having to go back and reajust the hose and most of the time having to reprime it with a water hose so it will start sucking again. I thought about maybe some kind of weight I can somehow attach on the end of the hose that will keep it a half of an inch or so off the bottom, or my tanks have a cam lock on the bootom of my tank that I can plumb, but i dont think that a bottom fed line is advised by the gurus lol. Anybody having this problem?


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    Re: Feed hose staying in mix

    Slip a piece of PVC pipe over your tube.
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    Re: Feed hose staying in mix

    I don't know about the Guru's but I use a piece of PVC pipe as a kind of sleeve.

    Let's say top of tank to bottom is 30" I use 30" of 1/2" clear braid poly hose and feed it through 25" of 1" PVC.

    I attach the clear braid hose to a strainer to keep the junk out of the pump.




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    Re: Feed hose staying in mix

    Jason, great minds think alike!
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    Re: Feed hose staying in mix

    Why not install a bulkhead fitting on top of the tank. Install a length of PVC to the underside of the bulkhead, add a strainer and you will have a nice rigid pickup. No worries about the hose moving around losing suction.
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    Re: Feed hose staying in mix

    [quote author=Ron G. link=topic=5762.msg75352#msg75352 date=1220117836]
    Why not install a bulkhead fitting on top of the tank. Install a length of PVC to the underside of the bulkhead, add a strainer and you will have a nice rigid pickup. No worries about the hose moving around losing suction.
    [/quote]
    Shhhhhh .... Now SHUSH, PLEASE dont TELL them about the strainer on the Feed Tube, and for Gawds Sakes, DONT tell these yahoo's about placing the feed tube several inches OFF the Tanks Bottom.
    God Forbid they learn HOW to Use TSP In Their Mix

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    Re: Feed hose staying in mix

    Tucker, I hope you got my message the other day. Anyway, all you other guys: To correctly use TSP in the mix, you MUST stick the feed hose directly onto the bottom of the tank. Pull from the bottom, it's the ONLY way to do it! :lol: :lol: No strainer, no bulkhead.
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    Re: Feed hose staying in mix

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    Re: Feed hose staying in mix

    [quote author=Apple Roof Cleaning link=topic=5762.msg75362#msg75362 date=1220132439]
    [quote author=Ron G. link=topic=5762.msg75352#msg75352 date=1220117836]
    Why not install a bulkhead fitting on top of the tank. Install a length of PVC to the underside of the bulkhead, add a strainer and you will have a nice rigid pickup. No worries about the hose moving around losing suction.
    [/quote]
    Shhhhhh .... Now SHUSH, PLEASE dont TELL them about the strainer on the Feed Tube, and for Gawds Sakes, DONT tell these yahoo's about placing the feed tube several inches OFF the Tanks Bottom.
    God Forbid they learn HOW to Use TSP In Their Mix

    [/quote]

    Chris who specifically are you referring to as "these yahoo's"?
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    Re: Feed hose staying in mix

    I have had the same problen with the feed line as well and I have mine set up to draw from the top as well. Good info about the PVC. I'm gonna try that. With a strainer of course! LOL
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