It’s been almost a year, and I have another question regarding getting this unloader set correctly.
I’d like to set it according to the "turn the pressure up unitl you’re bypassing just a small amount of water’.
My question is, how do I do that “safely”?
My cat pump has a 3/4inch? hose that bypasses from near the unloader and runs over to where the garden hose would hook up. If I unhook that, won’t water just spray everywhere? Won’t the pump starve for water? Will anything high pressure be coming out anywhere that could be dangerous?
I haven’t seen any videos or anything of anyone doing it that way.
Could someone give me some pointers, I don’t want to blow up my pump or do anything unsafe.
Also, side question, I can start a new thread if it’d be helpful:
I have a 4gpm pump and size 4 tips, if I run my red tip I should be able to produce my rated 3500psi with a 4 tip on a 4gpm pump? I only get around 2000, I have just rebuilt the pump with all new seals, a 130$ investment. Do I need to drop to a smaller tip to get my pressure albeit probably losing gpm? Or maybe my unloader is set to low? Pressure gauge right after the unloader shows 2000 working psi with red tip, and climbs to 3500 when not spraying.
Thanks ahead of time!