6LPM Heater - 6mm Hose - Insufficient flow.

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  1. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Hey chaps, since I have changed to 6mm hose and re-calibrated my pump I have insufficient flow to 'trip' the ignition on my water heater unless I up the flow rate to 99 (I usually work with 60-70

    Now is there an easy fix or would I do better to change heater to a different brand that can handle lower flow rates?

    Please no theory or guesses, just if anyone has actually done what I am doing please comment.

    Cheers.
     
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  2. spruce

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    Sorry But I have no personal knowledge on how to solve your problem Green Pro Clean Ltd .

    However, Nat Jones was very into gas heaters and the suggestion on the L5 was to "turn the flow control **** on the L5 to minimum & it'll fire up at a lower flow rate."
    He also suggested; " I recommend having the gas turned up about half way or just below."

    Might we worth a try.

    Apparently reducing the flow to minimum doesn't reduce the flow of water going through the heater, it jusy makes it work better in the wfp environment.
     
  3. spruce

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    that should be flow control dial or k n o b, but the editor won't let me save the change
     
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    I have read similar elsewhere Spruce, just forgot I had read it, makes logical sense. Cheers for that.
     
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