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Finally, my equipment arrived from Bob at Pressure Tek!!

I will be posting pics after Church and before Super Bowl. I purchased the Pump in a box with the Delavan 5850. 200' of 1/2" Kuritek braided hose. I also spent the money for the start up kit. it comes with all the necessary fittings, a spray gun even Teflon Tape! Build starts monday.

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Teflon tape is NOT a good choice. SH eats up teflon tape and any joints/valves before or after the pump can become clogged with tape particles and cause problems. Liquid sealer like used on gas lines is a better choice.
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Teflon tape is NOT a good choice. SH eats up teflon tape and any joints/valves before or after the pump can become clogged with tape particles and cause problems. Liquid sealer like used on gas lines is a better choice.
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What he said ^^^^^^^and dump the small strainer that came with it, you want at least 3/4 from the tank to the pump.

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Yeah I already planned to use a 3/4 pickup line. per Chris M. Thanks. About teflon. I dont like teflon on anything.

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I actually disagree about the Teflon. We use Teflon tape on everything and nothings ever been clogged.

Anthony, what Small strainer are you referring to? Does the kit come with a filter now?

Rodney, Cant wait to see the pics!! You putting it on a trailer or in a truck?

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Yes,..believe it or not I agree with Scott,.Ha,Ha.....I've always used teflon tape without issue. I think teflon is rated excellent for SH. I think the All-Flo air pumps have teflon diaphragms.

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For the teflon tape "haters" if you keep the tape off the first two threads before constructing the piping, you will keep the teflon out of the system. The only reason teflon shows up inside of pipes is because it is installed wrong. Teflon tape is used gas lines, oil lines, and just about everything else. It all depends on the density of the tape. Also, if you are having leaks, it might be because you are over tightening the pipe.

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Yes Dave,.good point about the teflon tape and how it's applied to threads.

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The strainer is attached to the hose supplied, its pretty worthless. See # 9

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  I think that's the same strainer on my pump. No issues yet.  Good luck Rodney.

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the strainer isnt much good. its stainless. even bob said it wouldnt hold( so why sell it bob). dont plan to use it. "m having trouble getting the pictures to load completely. two pics only partially load.


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I'm excited for you Rodney

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Yea Rodney,..I would ditch that strainer soon,...make one from a piece of size compatible PVC pipe. Or adapt a small piece of PVC to a larger diameter.

Just put a bunch of slices in it for the filtering.If you drill holes make sure all the little curlys are removed from inside the pipe.


The problem with these strainers is,..they will be your pumps biggest problem once they start to rust and flake away and the pump sucks up the pieces. May take a while,..but just keep an eye on it. Not sure how tough these pumps are inside,..so it may not hurt them anyhow.

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Very exciting!

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The hose and strainer looks like it comes from a paint sprayer suction line.

As far as tape vs paste. There are a few places locally that make the plumbers use both when it comes to gas piping. When in doubt a little overkill never hurts. Paste then wrap as was stated to keep the tape back from the first fee threads. Also, some people don't use enough tape.

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Rodney wrote:

the strainer isnt much good. its stainless. even bob said it wouldnt hold( so why sell it bob). dont plan to use it. "m having trouble getting the pictures to load completely. two pics only partially load.




 



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Rodney wrote:

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the strainer isnt much good. its stainless. even bob said it wouldnt hold( so why sell it bob). dont plan to use it. "m having trouble getting the pictures to load completely. two pics only partially load.



Nothing last forever in chlorine. Yes, I said that it won't last a long time submerged in chlorine. That if you want to use the filter that you may have to change them out every few weeks at a cost of a couple bucks a piece. The reason I offer the filter, it's the type of filters I used for years without problems and it is the most cost effective filter to offer in a kit.

 I personally used what I call the drop stick method with the chemicals I used. It is basically a 4' long pvc pipe with the bulkhead filter at the end. My tanks had no holes in them at all. I would unscrew the cap drop the stick in. When finished I would pull the stick and insert in to my rinse tank to rinse the system.

The point is everyone uses different methods for cleaning and equipment setup. It does not make anyone rite or wrong, it makes it the way they do it.

Teflon will hold up to chlorine. The previous posters are correct, if you don't over tape the threads to get it into the system you won't have a problem. On a side note I don't use teflon tape when threading stainless to stainless. The reason is because without lubrication stainless will gall and destroy the threads when you disassemble the joint. I prefer blue Loctite.

 




 



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been spraying chlorine and other cleaners for 20 plus years and always use teflon tape. Good luck with your new system

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the strainer isnt much good. its stainless. even bob said it wouldnt hold( so why sell it bob). dont plan to use it. "m having trouble getting the pictures to load completely. two pics only partially load.



Nothing last forever in chlorine. Yes, I said that it won't last a long time submerged in chlorine. That if you want to use the filter that you may have to change them out every few weeks at a cost of a couple bucks a piece. The reason I offer the filter, it's the type of filters I used for years without problems and it is the most cost effective filter to offer in a kit.

I personally used what I call the drop stick method with the chemicals I used. It is basically a 4' long pvc pipe with the bulkhead filter at the end. My tanks had no holes in them at all. I would unscrew the cap drop the stick in. When finished I would pull the stick and insert in to my rinse tank to rinse the system.

The point is everyone uses different methods for cleaning and equipment setup. It does not make anyone rite or wrong, it makes it the way they do it.

Teflon will hold up to chlorine. The previous posters are correct, if you don't over tape the threads to get it into the system you won't have a problem. On a side note I don't use teflon tape when threading stainless to stainless. The reason is because without lubrication stainless will gall and destroy the threads when you disassemble the joint. I prefer blue Loctite.

 



Thanks for the input Bob. I'll be using 55 gal. poly drums. No bulkhead, just unscrew and drop in. Thanks for the GREAT equipment. I really like the kit. Keeps me from running all over town. Still have a few things to pick up. Quick release hose connectors and such.

 

 




 



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Rodney,
Use pipe dope, teflon type. no worries with the tape messing up your pump.

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