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March 18, 2005 at 10:34 pm #7840
Yes. Light material will back through the common suction line when you open the suction valve and cause the companion pump to cavitate. The trick is to warm up the pump prior to opening the suction valve. An added line back from the suction side of the pump to somewhere like the flash-zone can provide a means to warm up the pump.