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    Thread: Pump failure

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      cahriad is offline Member
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      Pump failure

      My Elite 800 pump just quit on me. Can I temporarily hook up my submersible to the Elite's pond suction and leave the Elite in place until I find and have delivered a replacement? The Elite runs my 55-gallon Birdman and gravity feeds back to the pond.

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      You could try but the pump and plumbing might create so much head that you don't get much flow. But it shouldn't hurt the
      pump (any more ) just forcing water through it. Does it have a priming pot with the pump? Maybe you could pull the pump itself
      and run the sub pump through the priming pot? I don't know much about the Elite pumps.

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