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Thread: LQ Realized Capacity

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    LQ Realized Capacity

    Just a follow-up (one year later, Sigh...). Before I reinstalled the 8 gallon LQ this year I thought that I would put 8 gallons of water into it and mark it on the outside for a reference mark for this year. Good idea. I used a regular one gallon plastic milk jug to fill.
    A surprising discovery: where the black funnel turns to a white tube is 6 gallons! What?? The 8 gallon mark is approx. 2 inches above that mark, well into the black funnel region.
    I realize that the LQ is not crafted to a high tolerance of exacting specs, but a 2 gallon disparity is +-25%.
    Has anyone else noticed something like this?
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    Re: LQ Realized Capacity

    I never really noticed it when I was using it. I added 8 gallons of bleach to it the first time I filled it up and marked it on the outside. Then I just filled it back to there from then on. Maybe the funnel or vessel changed over the years and they never updated the specs.
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    Re: LQ Realized Capacity

    8 jugs of 96 oz bleach = 768 ozs.
    6 jugs of 128 oz bleach = 768 ozs.

    Think the folks at Hasa really meant non-specific jugs instead of gallons?

    I'm guessing the length of the PVC pipe on my unit might be a little short. I guess the only way to tell for sure is to put 16 gallons of water in the unit and see if the reaches the floats.
    18' x 33' AGP
    16,715 gal.
    200 lb. Sand Filter w/Hayward PowerFlo MATRIX 1.5 H.P. 2 Spd. pump
    Stenner Injection Pump System

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