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Old     (dxii)      Join Date: Jan 2009       04-11-2012, 9:49 AM Reply   
I'm doing a rear ballast system (reversible pumps) in my Sanger V210. Does anybody see a problem with using 1" plumbing for the fill/empty side and 3/4" for the vent? I already have the 3/4" hardware for the vent, but decided to go with 1" for everything else. What do you think?
Old     (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       04-11-2012, 10:02 AM Reply   
Well, with the impeller pumps being capable of generating significant positive pressure you might be able to overwhelm the 3/4" vent once it's full and expand the sacs once full. I wouldn't hesitate to do it with aerator pumps since they don't really generate pressure but I'd just watch it carefully with the impeller pumps. You wouldn't want to let the ballast overflow unattended and I'd keep a close eye on them when they're full the first few times.
Old     (dxii)      Join Date: Jan 2009       04-11-2012, 2:03 PM Reply   
Thanks, Jeff. You're probably right. I'll just buy the 1" stuff so I know it will work.
Old     (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-11-2012, 3:25 PM Reply   
I have mine set up with 1" fills and 3/4 vents and haven't had any issues with it. I've used it all last year that way with 3 simer impeller pumps. I never noticed any extreme pressure when they were overflowing. That being said I always keep an eye on them, they never overflow for more that a minute or so.
Old     (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       04-11-2012, 3:32 PM Reply   
You will be fine. I have a 1.5" intake to two ballast puppies with 3/4" vents. One usually fills before the other so one pump is shut off. Havent had any problems in 3 years.
Old     (dxii)      Join Date: Jan 2009       04-11-2012, 3:39 PM Reply   
Just out of curiosity, how do you have your system set up with only one intake for multiple impeller pumps? Do you use check valves and empty above the waterline? Or does it still work to go right back out the single intake?
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-11-2012, 4:36 PM Reply   
Ive done plenty of systems with .75" vents, you should not have a problem. The Flow rate of a typical reversible impeller pump is 600+ GPH. There are many OEM setups using 1000 GPH pumps that are using .75" on the vents.
Old     (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-12-2012, 4:27 AM Reply   
John- I also have a 1 1/2-2" intake (can't remember exact size) that goes into a manifold which supplies 1" runs to the pumps then 1" to the bags. You don't need any check valves to have them pump back out the same intake. They are impeller pumps so the water won't flow through them, the impeller acts as a check valve when not running and when running it's pumping. You just need to listen to them when they start to draw air so you know when the bag is empty. It also works fine if you plan to surf and have one side filling and the other emptying if you are switching sides.
Old     (dxii)      Join Date: Jan 2009       04-17-2012, 2:17 PM Reply   
Ok. So here's another question. I bought everything to do two separate 1" intake systems, but now I'm thinking about just doing one 1" through hull to supply both pumps. The 1" mushroom fitting is a little smaller than I thought it would be (only 7/8" opening), but wakemakers claims the 1" fitting will do 2,200 GPH. Is anybody running two Jabsco/Johnson pumps off of a single 1" intake? Two intakes would obviously work better, but extra space is hard to come by in the V210.
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-17-2012, 4:18 PM Reply   
A 1" thru-hull will support a pair of impeller pumps or a pair of aerator pumps with no problems.


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