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Old 11/08/2017, 08:05 PM   #226
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Well, it came with fittings, not any of them are able to connect to hard plumbing I have (sch40).
Are you sure? Just asking because they give you a choice of barb and slip fittings and the 1" slip fitting fits my 1"spa flex like a charm.


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Old 11/09/2017, 09:28 AM   #227
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Are you sure? Just asking because they give you a choice of barb and slip fittings and the 1" slip fitting fits my 1"spa flex like a charm.
https://youtu.be/ReKLV0zl8jA


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Old 11/09/2017, 09:45 AM   #228
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I have my jebao dcp8000 hard plumbed to schedule 40 with the included fittings.


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Old 11/09/2017, 09:57 AM   #229
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the dcp 4000 is not the same (smaller) than dcp 5000 and up.
if you got the dcp 5000 or higher, then the fittings fit perfectly to 3/4 and 1" pvc.
it looks like the fitting for dcp4000 will work with 1/2" (you only tried 1 and 3/4 in the youtube video).

I think I've seen other people take one side of a 3/4" union, and grind down the disk so it will fit into the jebao threaded ring.


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Old 11/09/2017, 10:09 AM   #230
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So the 1" PVC seemed to be the same size as the larger fitting yes? If the OD is the same size as the 1" PVC you could use a coupler on the outside of the fitting and pipe.
Just a suggestion, odd they don't include the full fitting sets in the lower rated pumps.


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Old 11/09/2017, 10:49 AM   #231
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I'm here at Home Depot trying some of the suggestions above and no luck yet. Been here playing with it for a freaking hour ��


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Old 11/09/2017, 10:53 AM   #232
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try a reducer bushing. I think I read about that trick in another thread for one of those expensive high end pumps that use metric fitting. as long as the disc (or lip, don't know what it is really called) fits in place on the stock ring, then you are good.


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Old 11/09/2017, 10:56 AM   #233
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I think they used something like this




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Old 11/09/2017, 10:59 AM   #234
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Ok guys I figured a way to get 3/4" pipe but is that good enough?


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Old 11/09/2017, 11:05 AM   #235
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for a dcp 4000, I'd say 3/4" is good. I have hard plumbed a dcs4000 using 3/4" and it has tons of flow at a low setting, compared to using 1/2" where I had to run the pump at a much higher setting to get the same flow.

you should post what you did, as that will be helpful to others that got the dcp 3000 and 4000.


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Old 11/09/2017, 11:11 AM   #236
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I will when I get home just want to make sure I can go forward with my purchase


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Old 11/09/2017, 12:57 PM   #237
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3hrs later and this is what I came up with lol

https://youtu.be/rNJbZa2mmJI


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Old 11/09/2017, 01:13 PM   #238
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3hrs later and this is what I came up with lol

https://youtu.be/rNJbZa2mmJI
You might have a seal issue on that fitting off the pump since it is not barbed.


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Old 11/09/2017, 01:35 PM   #239
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You might have a seal issue on that fitting off the pump since it is not barbed.
Grrrrrrrr!!!


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Old 11/09/2017, 01:50 PM   #240
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smaller to larger direction should be fine (pump to larger hose).
the other way around will leak.

I have dry fitted pvc using a slip to slip coupling, and it leaks on the output side but not on the input side.


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Old 11/09/2017, 02:42 PM   #241
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smaller to larger direction should be fine (pump to larger hose).
the other way around will leak.

I have dry fitted pvc using a slip to slip coupling, and it leaks on the output side but not on the input side.
I'm not sure what you mean. This is going from smaller to large. The small fitting from the pump is going into a larger hose.


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Old 11/09/2017, 02:51 PM   #242
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your connection is fine.


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Old 11/09/2017, 03:12 PM   #243
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Oh ok great. Thanks for the help.


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Old 11/11/2017, 11:07 PM   #244
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Anyone know the foot print of the dcp 6500 and dcp 5000?
Almost every site I visit has a different foot print from 6x4 to 7x6.

Length and width including the inlet guard/shield would be great!

Thx


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Old 11/11/2017, 11:26 PM   #245
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Anyone run a 8000 series 9' up?? wonder how much loss one would get


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Old 11/12/2017, 06:38 AM   #246
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Anyone know the foot print of the dcp 6500 and dcp 5000?
Almost every site I visit has a different foot print from 6x4 to 7x6.

Length and width including the inlet guard/shield would be great!

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Make sure you're looking at the DCP series as there is DCP, DCT, DCS, etc...


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Old 11/12/2017, 09:57 AM   #247
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Make sure you're looking at the DCP series as there is DCP, DCT, DCS, etc...
I have made sure I'm looking at newest dcp pump. It throws me off even more when fishstreet has a few different models with same dimensions as each other.


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Anyone run a 8000 series 9' up?? wonder how much loss one would get
I run a DCP8000 but not at 9', I can say it has some ridiculous flow. They show headloss on this chart, but I'm sure you've seen it.




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Old 11/12/2017, 10:07 AM   #249
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I have made sure I'm looking at newest dcp pump. It throws me off even more when fishstreet has a few different models with same dimensions as each other.
Dimensions are in the chart I posted above.


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Old 11/12/2017, 10:44 AM   #250
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Dimensions are in the chart I posted above.

So all pumps are the same dimensions at 7x4x6 tall? That's really odd
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