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hey guys...

got a fatboy but also looking into the kv-038 by all flo...

am setting my new rig up and wanted to know something...

if im using 3/4" outlet hose for my discharge what size hose should i be using for my inlet and suction...the guy at my local pump shop said theres no use using 3/4" spray hose if my suction/inlet hose is 1/2" for example...

for you guys spray with 5/8" and 3/4" hose what size hose do you use for your inlet/suction...

same hose that you discharge with???

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hey guys...

got a fatboy but also looking into the kv-038 by all flo...

am setting my new rig up and wanted to know something...

if im using 3/4" outlet hose for my discharge what size hose should i be using for my inlet and suction...the guy at my local pump shop said theres no use using 3/4" spray hose if my suction/inlet hose is 1/2" for example...

for you guys spray with 5/8" and 3/4" hose what size hose do you use for your inlet/suction...

same hose that you discharge with???





Hi Caleb, I'm using 5/8" on my discharge, 5/8" on the inlet and a 3/4" pvc pipe going into the tank with a #50 mess suction screen at the end, works great

 



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thanks for the help fellas...

ill put some pics up when shes done

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I use 1/2" MPT x 3/4" hose barb for the inlet on the FATBOY.


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I use a 1" pvc pipe that sucks from the top of my tank. I then use a 3/4 hose from the tank to the pump. My outlet hose it 5/8.

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My 5850 pulls from the top of the tank and I use 3/4" tubing. I terminate the 3/4" tubing with a garden hose fitting. This allows me to quickly disconnect and connect a fresh water hose for rinising out my pump. I currently use 1/2" hose on the outlet side of my pump but plan to go to 5/8" in the near future.

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Better a little "too big" on the inlet side vs too small.
I have sucked feed hoses shut with some pumps I have used in the past.



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As big as you can go on the inlet, especially if you have any length of hose at all coming from the tank.  Every connection is technically a restriction.  If you starve your pump, you don't get the performance you should and destroy it over timeno.  Severe starvation of a pump is called cavitation I believeashamed.

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i use an 1 inch automotive heater hose. it is thick and gives my fat-boy plenty of food to suck on. it's a little pricey but it is heave duty and wont collapse under pressure.

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Chris question to ask I have 12 volt pump with 3/8 female threads I want to use 5/8 hose can I pick up that stuff at local home depot or where can you find the fitings

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Chris,
I used to use a pump with 3/8 fittings and I found all of the fittings at the local hardware store. Lowes also had all of the fittings. Should not be a problem to find.

Brian



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thanks brain I have been using 3\8 hose but want to try use some garden hose see if is going to speed me up little.

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Chris,
     That is what I was talking about. I used 5/8" garden hose fittings to connect to my pump. They have all the adapters to go from your 3/8" pipe thread to garden hose end threads. The garden hose end is 3/4" garden hose thread.

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Go BIG, your pump will thank you...

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