Inlet - outlet on opposite sides?

Robert Fisher

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Can you use the supply/inlet on one side of the pump and the outlet on the other side, or do they both have to be on the same side?

I want to change the plumbing setup on a TS2021; just trying to neaten and clean things up.

It seems to me that it would just move the water from the bottom of the manifold to the top either way, but I don't know for sure and I can't work it out from the diagram.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Robert
 

Robert Fisher

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Thanks for the feedback... I managed to answer my own question there in the meantime- I set it up that way and was about 99% sure it would work and then it didn't. The pump has been sitting for a while. I finally figured out the intake valves were stuck. All 3 of them were locked down tight... no corrosion or any other obvious issue; they just wouldn't move. Popped them free and I had flow. I ran it into a 5-gallon bucket and it took about 64 seconds to fill it up, when I expected maybe 54/55. I think I need to tweak some things (and check to make sure the bucket is really 5 gallons).

That's a heck of a truck, btw.
 

Robert Fisher

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Interesting. I put this on a Hydrotek skid that was, I believe, rated to run at 5 gpm at least, however the supply line from the float tank is 1/2" id. I wonder if that's really sufficient, but the nipple is molded into the tank so it would require surgery to run a larger line there.
I did the math on the rpms/pulley sizes and it (the pump) should be running at or around 1450. Pressure was ~2700 psi, if the gauge is to be believed.
This is an older Frankenstein-ed machine. I don't really expect it to be spot on, and I know inefficiency is inevitible, but I don't want to hurt the pump either. It was quite warm to the touch after about 2 hrs. run time, but not so much that it would burn my hand, however I couldn't keep it on there indefinitely.
 
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