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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    I put a pressure gauge on the discharge of the pump this morning. Picture is kind of out of focus but it's running 2 PSI. Also here's a picture of the valve I put on the vent
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    Where did you get that pressure gague from? It looks like you just tapped the pvc/abs and screwed it in. Is it really that easy?

    -Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcny View Post
    Steve,

    Where did you get that pressure gague from? It looks like you just tapped the pvc/abs and screwed it in. Is it really that easy?

    -Dan
    Yes, it is really that easy. I just picked a glue joint so the pvc would be double thick, drilled and tapped it. Then just screwed the gauge in. I just got the gauge from a local hardware store. Granger has 0-5 and 0-10 lb models made by ashcroft which would be much better quality and more accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    Yes, it is really that easy. I just picked a glue joint so the pvc would be double thick, drilled and tapped it. Then just screwed the gauge in. I just got the gauge from a local hardware store. Granger has 0-5 and 0-10 lb models made by ashcroft which would be much better quality and more accurate.
    Cool!!! I will remember that. Thanks Steve!

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    2000 gph isn't bad but closing one line to move some load to another raises head a little. May not matter in your system but those little contributions need to be noticed when you're evaluating the head drop across the filter.

    It's interesting how the ehad does drop once you get rid of the multi position valves on most of the commercial bead filters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich L View Post
    It's interesting how the ehad does drop once you get rid of the multi position valves on most of the commercial bead filters.
    Another person that built one with a 55 gal barrell has only 1.5 PSI with his. But he isn't flowing as much water either. The key to low back pressure is using the 4" well screen pipe in and out.

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    That's good to know.

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