Plumbing a Polario to a CLS

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  1. FransSny

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    hi guys, I am thinking of plumbing my Polario into a CLS , I have heard the pump can then be mounted outside.

    Has anyone tried this or know how to do this
     
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    Have you got the manual?
     
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    Yip ...but doesnt explain how to do it....
     
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    It is simple dude. I think it is 50mm pipes and then plumb away.
     
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    I looked at the manual, what is the inlet and outlet?
     
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    Keyaam. Both are the inlets and outlets. It alternates water, or you can set the annoying controller to either left or right.
     
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    I know it shows / says it can be mounted ext as a CLS, but here 1 problem I see with this setup.....

    If you are using 50mm pipe and "bulk head / Flange" fitting to fix it to your tank, it fine, but what happens one day when you need to remove the pump for maintainence etc, how are you going to do this without draining your tank? and if you use ball valves (like on conventional system) the 50mm unit only has a nominal bore of only 40mm, would this not create to much back pressure for the pump? bearing in mind this is not a pressure pump! If you go to a bigger valve it would be come to bulky, IMO...

    Any comments?
     
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    Don't plumb it outside, even if u use the proper pipe diameter (I think 63mm), you will find a lot of back pressure, which these pumps are not designed for. Also noise is more a factor if used outside.;)
     
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    Bob exactly what I was thinking (back pressure), what about plumbing inside on a CLS ?
     
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    It would have the same effect.
     
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    But what if the pump isnt placed down but rather on the same levels as the holes it will be drilled into?
     
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    would be tha same Meks, its not the level that creates the back pressure, it the friction/restriction from the elbows and nominal bore sizes of the fittings. Have the pump on the same level would "help" as you would have less elbows in the plumbing, but having 1 elbow IMO is already to many. As its a CLS the is no potential energy difference.
     
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    Thanks guys....seem lik it is back to the drawing board :p
     
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    erm if i remember correctly the polarios that we have in the country are not meant to be plumbed externally
     
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