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Old 02-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by calebkraft View Post
(restricted flow is restricted flow)
I know it seems like that's the case logically but from the pump's perspective it's definitely not true. Restricting the intake causes pressure inside the pump to drop, which can lead to cavitation and really poor performance. The performance drop might not be an issue for you but the pump will probably not last as long.

And at any rate it's nice to hide the pump.
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