WTT Eheim 1262

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell, Trade' started by xcaret, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Trade my 1262 for a 1260, the sooner the better.

    Thx
     
  2. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

    I don't have the 1260 but was thinking of getting the 1262. Why do you want to trade?
     
  3. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Pump is pending trade; 1262 is way too much flow to the sump, initially I got it to be used with an Ocean Motions Squirt 4 way.
     
  4. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

    How big is your tank? Can you just put a ball valve on the pump to reduce flow? Just asking for future reference, I was planning to get the 1262.
     
  5. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Tank is 90G with 30G sump but is a bit too much for what I want on a single return; if I was to set three or four returns with an OM 4-way it would be ideal as to provide water movement; for simple straight shot return line is a wee-too much.
     
  6. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Ball valve = Back flow for that 1262. Don't want to risk having it burn out or die/etc. earlier than need be. Better to just get the appropriate pump IMO
     
  7. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    You can restrict the output at least to about 10%, and it actually HELPS the pump.
    The reason is, moderate back pressure means lower flow, which REDUCES the load on the motor.
    This even lowers power usage a bit. (Go look at some high end pump specs, and power/flow)
    Too much restriction is a bad thing of course, especially if motor overheats.
    And NEVER restrict the input. Causes low pressure bubbles, which can cause damage.
     
  8. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    I rather have a lower GPH pump than forcing the pump to think water has to go up to hundreds of feet; a valve would only be needed to shut water off and prevent from draining back if needed to do maintenance on the pump.
     

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