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Old January 11, 2012, 09:07 PM
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Hi Everyone!

Newbie to WC and starting on my first loop. Planning to put in a drain line and the lowest part of my loop is the d5 vario pump. I'm thinking if it's a bad idea to put in a "tee" connector (the plastic kind you buy from home depot) just before the pump inlet? would this cause cavitation? I've seen some rigs with Tees before the inlet but they were used as T-line or fill ports.

Im itching to get started and would like to clear this up first. Thanks!
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Old January 11, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Only time you use a "T" is if your not planning on using a reservoir. Its makes filling and bleeding the loop easy.

But if your planning on using a reservoir, there's no point in using a "T" line since you'll be using the res to fill the loop.
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Old January 11, 2012, 11:19 PM
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apologies, i was'nt clear.
I already have a res. the T connector was for a drain line. i was hoping for res>T connector from there the line splits to the inlet of the pump and the other line to a drain port. My concern is that since it's a drain port, it's at level with the pump. would this cause cavitation? again the pump is the lowest in my loop that is why i thought if it's possible to put it there.

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I never had any issues using a t coupler for a drain port. I put mine just before the resi and not after the pump. So it was closer to the end of the loop before the pump and not directly after. If you are using 1/2" ID tubing you can always use a brass fitting too. Couple bux at any hardware store.
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