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Small Cabin Forum / Off-Grid Living / Shurflo bypass not needed
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# Posted: 20 Sep 2020 11:02

Thought I'd pass this along for anyone planning their water. When I plumbed my water system, I put a bypass line around the pump, since my tank is above the cabin and I get good gravity flow (but not enough to trigger the water heater). The bypass had a gate valve, so when the pump turned on it pushed the gate valve shut so it didn't push water back to the tank. The gate valve was never a perfect seal, so the pump would cycle for a second every minute or so. I didn't mind that really, good reminder the pump switch was on. Anyway the gate valve got to sticking last week so I tried just eliminating it and the bypass line. I still get decent enough gravity flow through the pump. And now the pump can stay on without turning on every minute.

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