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    Plumbing to pump down with

    This is a new install that I need to come up with a quicker way to pump down water level when it rains. The PB installed a bib valve to be able to attach a garden hose to pump down with. It works but, OMG!!!!! Boy is that slow. So having said that, I am looking for input to remedy this situation. I also have an idea. Put a 3 way Jandy valve in between the filter housing output and the salt cell. And use the input to the 3 way as the output. If there is a better way please speak up. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Plumbing to pump down with

    For simplicity, I'd replace that hose bib with a bigger ball valve, then connect a section of pipe or a backwash hose to it. Hose bibs are seriously restrictive.
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    Re: Plumbing to pump down with

    Thanks that was one of another ideas I had....probably the simplest and least exspensive to do

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    Re: Plumbing to pump down with

    What Richard said. I wouldn't bother cleaning the water your going to pump out. I'm in same boat have a hose bib in between pump and filter and need to remove some water due to cya levels


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    Re: Plumbing to pump down with

    +1 for adding a ball valve in place of the hose bib.
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    Re: Plumbing to pump down with

    I did a closer look and the adapter that the bib val screws into is gluded into place. So I have 2 options.
    1. Remove bib and put a 1/2" ball val in its place.
    2. 3 way jandy after the filter

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    Re: Plumbing to pump down with

    1/2" ball valve will flow probably 4X as much as that hose bib. That's what I'd do. If it isn't satisfactory, putting the hose bib back is no big deal and then you can start spending real money and cut pipes.
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    Re: Plumbing to pump down with

    Thanks for input. I am already leaning towards ball val.

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    Re: Plumbing to pump down with

    Thinking of cutting out the T that has my hose bib threaded on and just put a new T with a ball valve and unions on each end of the T so for what ever reason I need to remove or change it I don't have to cut away any more pipe just build a new T with Same union pieces on each end to match.
    Question is would it hurt the amount of water out of the ball valve if you downsize it to have a hose thread onto it? That way can take a garden hose and just place it in yard


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    Re: Plumbing to pump down with

    Quote Originally Posted by Iciee View Post
    Thinking of cutting out the T that has my hose bib threaded on and just put a new T with a ball valve and unions on each end of the T so for what ever reason I need to remove or change it I don't have to cut away any more pipe just build a new T with Same union pieces on each end to match.
    Question is would it hurt the amount of water out of the ball valve if you downsize it to have a hose thread onto it? That way can take a garden hose and just place it in yard


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    Yes. If you go down from 1" pipe to a 5/8" hose, it will reduce flow. Still enough to fill the hose and run a sprinkler.
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