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  1. #14
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Boise, Idaho
    I like the fill the drum idea, maybe 2 5 gallon buckets would be more practical?

    Doesnt work like that with an open pipe, there is no pressure on it so that would be free flow. You must have a way to test pressure drop across the water coil and manuf. specs to calculate GPM PERIOD!!! Anything other than that is a guess at best. Remember the water outlet has pressure on it too. EVERY manuf. out there has these specs available.

  2. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Tahlequah OK
    Those braided hoses you mentioned have a rubber lining inside the deteriorates over time. I'm betting you still have a fouled condenser. You do need the h2o circuit setters and strainers. It would be a good investment.

  3. #16
    Check ball valves for in-line screens. I had a supply ball valve with a clogged screen in it. Not the strainer style. Just a small screen similar to one you see on a faucet.

  4. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    SouthEastern Virginia
    JayGuy stole my thunder as he is correct. System friction on supply and return affect flow so the open bucket trick proves nothing.
    It might get loud!

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