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Thread: Lever Under Skimmer

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    Lever Under Skimmer

    Hello. I know the little lever under the skimmer bucket opens and closes the bottom drain. But should it be in the up or down position when under normal use? Thanks.

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    Re: Lever Under Skimmer

    It shoud be adjusted to give you the best circulation. You want enough skimmer action to get all the surface debris into it.
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    Re: Lever Under Skimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    It shoud be adjusted to give you the best circulation. You want enough skimmer action to get all the surface debris into it.
    Yes but does pushing it down open or close the bottom drain?

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    Re: Lever Under Skimmer

    I think down closes it but I'm not 100% sure.
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    Re: Lever Under Skimmer

    Thanks. I'll just leave it half way. It was pushed all the way down.

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    Re: Lever Under Skimmer

    Welcome to TFP!!

    The lever is aligned with the plate so whichever way the lever is aligned shows you the position of the plate. If it's vertically 'up and down' the MD isn't pulling at all. You can adjust the 'flap' on top to allow more suction from the MD.

    This response might not be 'crystal clear', but you can always ask follow up questions
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