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    Liquidator install question

    I've purchased the Liquidator with the 3/8" upgrade kit (thanks to the guys at http://www.poolservicestech.com) and during installation, I had a problem with where I should put the "out" line from the liquidator. Instructions say to put it before the pump strainer basket, but my valve to select between pool and spa is right there, so there is no clear pipe, just joints. As a result, the clamp that holds the fitting is too small for those places. I could put it on the other side of the valve, but then I'd have varying flow rates depending on my valve setting. I thought of removing the drain plug from the bottom of the basket and plumbing it in there, but I don't know if that's kosher. Technically, that is after the basket. I could use the discarded barbed fitting and it is actually the right size for the plug and the right thread. What do you think? Other options?

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    11000 gal in-ground Baja mini-pebble with spa. 525 ft2 Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter. LMI 0.42 gal/hr metering pump, liquid chlorine. Sta-rite 1.5 hp pump

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    Re: Liquidator install question

    I installed mine exactly like you are describing, and it's easy. Just get another hose clamp like the one that holds the Liquidator fitting, and connect the two clamps together end-to-end.
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    Re: Liquidator install question

    Installing it in place of the pump basket drain plug is a good idea. The idea is to place it anywhere on the suction side of the impeller and the drain plug certainly qualifies for that.
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    Re: Liquidator install question

    @JohnT: That's something I hadn't thought about. Good idea. @Bama Rambler: That's what I thought. I'll give it a try since I don't have to go out and look for a clamp to implement JohnT's idea. Thanks!
    11000 gal in-ground Baja mini-pebble with spa. 525 ft2 Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter. LMI 0.42 gal/hr metering pump, liquid chlorine. Sta-rite 1.5 hp pump

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