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Old 07-20-2015, 06:37 PM
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Check valves would help them not empty while underway
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:52 PM
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Check valves would help them not empty while underway
Never had an issue with that.
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:13 PM
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Fast forward a few years: The ballast system has been flawless for the last few years, I just replaced the impellers for the first time. The only thing that's kind of a pain is lifting the front of the bags to get every gallon of water out.


I just ordered check valves for the vent lines to help with flattening the bags and getting a "full drain".


Anyone else try this????
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I plumbed mine using the checkvalves and configured the plumbing to discharge the water through the vent fittings when draining. Makes it very easy to know when the bag is fully empty and prevents running the pump dry. It also completely collapses the bag when empty. I’m curious (on your install) as to how the gauges in the panel determine the level of water in the bags though?

Nice job on your install btw. I did exactly the same; found the factory ballast wiring harness on ebay that came with everything (switches, breakers, etc). 3 each 1” through hull fittings to feed the pumps. Was sweating the hole drilling part until i read about the magnet trick which makes it foolproof!
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I plumbed mine using the checkvalves and configured the plumbing to discharge the water through the vent fittings when draining. Makes it very easy to know when the bag is fully empty and prevents running the pump dry. It also completely collapses the bag when empty. Im curious (on your install) as to how the gauges in the panel determine the level of water in the bags though?

Nice job on your install btw. I did exactly the same; found the factory ballast wiring harness on ebay that came with everything (switches, breakers, etc). 3 each 1 through hull fittings to feed the pumps. Was sweating the hole drilling part until i read about the magnet trick which makes it foolproof!
Gauges don't determine anything, just came in the factory panel. When the bags are full they shoot out the vents.
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