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Old 02/23/2007, 04:49 PM   #11
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Originally posted by hahnmeister
Keelay, bubbles getting into the system in the first place can be minimized by placing a valve on the bubble chamber right where the pipe meets the expansion chamber. This would make a backup drain a good idea.
I agree that adding a valve would increase the bubble filtering, but you will still get a jet of water exiting the valve outlet. That negates the purpose of the bubble tower. You want to get as close to laminar flow as possible.

Here's a diagram hopefully illustrating better my suggestion:

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