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Old 07-10-2010, 12:18 PM
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What are your vacuum gauge readings?
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:52 PM
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What are your vacuum gauge readings?
what you mean boots?
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:10 PM
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Did you check foot valve? Initial blast of water and pressure then no flow? Could the intake be partially clogged, thus getting enough water for a short blast? What about tanks? Do they need to be recharged?
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:46 PM
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I'm thinking in terms of clogged intakes. Especially in algae-choked ponds.

A vacuum gauge? Just a tool that helps you get a visual measurement on the pressure on the intake side of a pump. Any centrifugal pump will have at least one place to thread in a vacuum gauge.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:27 PM
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Dive down and remove debris from foot valves.
Use 1/2" pipe, with an empty sealed plastic bottle tied on to top end for a float, as a breathing tube.
Luckily I've only had to do something like that twice in my career.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:39 PM
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Don't dive - they may never find your body
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:55 PM
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checked 1 of the valves in the water for the suction line..it had some kind of old spring loaded checkvalve...in working order there was about 5-7 feet of pipe in the water before the check..

no obstructions...

well guy coming in on monday..
then its time to cut and couple the main till we find the problem.
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:20 PM
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a pic of this horrid setup



what is missing is the tank to my left....same 33 gallon i think....

is it true that in order to measure bladder pressure you have to drain the system to get a reading?

learned a lot today...and still learning.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:01 PM
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is it true that in order to measure bladder pressure you have to drain the system to get a reading?
You mean air pressure in tank? Tire stem on top of tank. Tire gauge.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:11 PM
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Dive down and remove debris from foot valves.
Use 1/2" pipe, with an empty sealed plastic bottle tied on to top end for a float, as a breathing tube.
Luckily I've only had to do something like that twice in my career.
you're lucky that you have a career, you could be way freaking dead.

underwater entrapment is a leading cause of drowning, i have a rec. padi card 20 yrs old and dove uncertifide for another 20 yrs, hire a diver or buy a hooka set up. the water, much like the sky, is an unforgiving force to those who don't take them seriously
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