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    Dirt getting through Draco drum

    Hi everyone

    I have a draco drop in installed in my multibay

    Recently looked at the Jap matting in the 2nd chamber and it seemed to be getting dirty so I put a sheet of filter wool over the first chamber's transfer grids and that too got dirty after a few days.

    Drums running at recommended flow rate and is installed to the best of my knowledge correctly.

    Can anyone offer any advice / or had similar experience

    thanks

    Jim



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    Mine let's a bit of dirt through but where the drum inlet pipe slots into the Nexus inlet some water leaks through the bottom and sides so I put it down to that.

    But recently I blocked up those gaps the best I can which has reduced the dirt escaping but there is still a small amount getting through, but I don't know where from. I assume it can only be through the seal at the edge of the drum but in all fairness it's not enough for me to worry about.

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    Even if its running absolutly perfectly anything smaller than 58 micron will get through the mesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sephuk View Post
    Even if its running absolutly perfectly anything smaller than 58 micron will get through the mesh.
    Yep, and potentially larger particles if the float is sighted too low due to the increased back pressure against the mesh.

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    My float is not too low as otherwise if the water level get too low in the multibay the pump cavitates.
    could you explain the back pressure more please RS.
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    Worth checking the screens and seals to make sure nothings able to get past.

 

 

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