chiler issues

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  1. PeterAmos

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    me again. Just moved my new 1600 litre tank in, plumbed it in and installed a new 'old' JEBBO j288 chiller. It gives me an error "P1" I've no idea what to do. Does it need a pump to circulate the water. Can anyone help on the installation of this thing, or is it broken?
     
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  3. shaunn

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    I think the thermostat is measuring air temp and not water temp get a pump running and then test it
     
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    and yes it does need a pump to circulate the water though the chiller
     
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    thanks guys I will get a pump onto it and try it out. For some reason I thought it had a built in pump?
     
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    Hi Pete

    Afaik no chiller comes with a pump as that would shorten the useful life of the chiller if the pump would fail. Hence the pump is external.
     
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    Thanks guys, got it all working this weekend and seems ok. Might be a little on the small side.
     
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    Chiller return

    Hi.

    Is it important where the chiller pump should be placed and the return pipe from chiller in relation to chiller pump?
     
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    The flow rate also plays a big role, it shouldn't be to fast.
     
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    No idea where the optimum placement is, but for me it made sense to have the return pipe on the opposite side of the tank/sump to the chiller pump. If the return pipe is close to the pump then you're just cooling already cooled water.
     
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    are chillers always needed?
     
  12. PeterAmos

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    Thanks for all the info guys, I have it working fine now, yes the outlet goes straight into the tank, the pump is connected through a UPS so it doubles up as a slow flow in case of a power outage. And no the chiller does not run during the power outage. Without a chiller my temp can reach 31 in the summer so I think a chiller is worth it.
     
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