I got my Liquidator hooked up yesterday and having been having trouble with air.
I have reviewed the archives here but still need to ask this question.
I have a Liquidator Model 201 with upgrade kit. I initially had a lot of air in system until the container filled. Then still had enough air to having blowing bubbles and tickling in my return lines. I reviewed everything on the forum and set about to correct it.
#1) I tightened my clamps on the 3/8 in holes and added some silicone adhesive around the washer to pipe connection. I really tightened the screws on the in and out connections to the Liquidator and used teflon tape on it.
#2) I put teflon tape on ALL the screw connections and doubled it up on the flow meter connections.
#3) I pushed in the tubing all the way into the slip connectors and triple checked them.
Now I do not have hardly any air from the returns and don't hear it in the pipes. The "in" flow tubing is clear of air at this point but there is still a fair bit of air in the "out" tubing all the way from the Liquidator to the suction connection before the pump.
Two caveats, I have the flow set to 2 but the line does clear significantly when I turn up to full flow.
First question is it ok to have air in the "out" line if it is not being transferred to the pool?
Second question is air in the "out" line normal for low flow setting of around 2?
Third question if this is not normal what in the world do I need to do next to alleviate the problem?
Concurrently while this is going on I had the sand changed in my filter and a new multi-port placed last week and I now have a fair bit of sand in my pool. The pool guy says there is probably a broken lateral they didn't see and will fix next week. Could this have anything to do with my problem with air? I don't think so because there was no air problem prior to installing the Liqudator.
Saying all that I got the thing loaded with 6% bleach and overnight did not loss any Cl.
Once I overcome my air and sand problem I will be good to go.
Even though I enjoy the challenge this all reminds me of the old adage that a pool is a hole in the ground you throw money into.
Thank you for your advice. After this question I will definitely become a TFP supporter due to all the kind help I get.