New here, I'm just about to do a DIY install of the IntelliFlo VF pump. Looking for feedback on my setup/plan.
I'm replacing a 2hp PacFab Hydroflow and I have 2 concerns (among others). The pentair manual recommends a 10" straight run on the inlet side for 2" pvc and as you can see from my photo I only have about 5" from the T. I don't think this is a dealbreaker though. Thoughts?
The other bigger concern is the outlet side where the pipe is 1.5" into a Mitra cartridge filter. The intelliflo has a 2" out and my plan is to use a reducer to 1.5" just before the filter. How will this effect the flow? (I'm planning on a low flow setting for the VF) Would it be a good Idea to extend a 2" pvc 12" or so, up on the outlet side before the elbow, making a big "U" back to the filter? The pentair manual has no specs for the outlet side. The filter seems limited to 1.5" inlet. If I could change this to 2" it would solve my problems. But I have had no luck finding a 2" version of this (flange?) part.
Thanks for taking a look!
Outlet Side 1.5"
Cartridge filter connection