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Splitter Build.. Have some questions related to hydraulics.

Post in 'The Gear' started by SIERRADMAX, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    The important part about the pump is that it should be below the level of the fluid. Doing that insures that it can never drain.

    The filter at the return is a very acceptable position. In the higher end machines you will find a suction strainer in the tank for the feed to the pump and a filter on the return side to the tank. Position is pretty irrelevant.
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  2. SIERRADMAX

    SIERRADMAX Feeling the Heat

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    Makes sense but I see alot of splitters where the tank is below the pump and is part of the frame.
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I see a lot of splitters that can go vertical - but I don't like that either.;lol
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    triptester Feeling the Heat

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    It is best to have the pump below the fluid level of the reservoir.

    The pressure in the line between the control valve and the reservoir should rarely exceed 15 psi, higher pressure could be caused by a clogged filter or vent.

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