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Chugger Pump assembly, complete with fittings. Threading stainless steel onto plastic can be somewhat tricky, so we send this unit out completely assembled for you!
We mount a stainless tee and ball valve setup on the inlet. The ball valve will remain closed during standard use, however it can be extremely handy if the lines need to be primed to release an air pocket. Air pockets in your line can cause cavitation. If cavitation does occur, you can simply open the inlet priming valve, let the air escape, and close it again. Note: This pump should not and can not be run dry!
Note: When using silicone tubing, we recommending using a slighlty larger barb than the I.D. of the tubing. This is because silicone tubing tends to have greater pliability than most tubing. For example, when using 1/2" silicone tubing, we recommend our 5/8" barb, to help insure a better seal!