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Old May 21st, 2017, 10:14 AM
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Default leaks on gravity system

With high vac leaks in the bush are everything but what about on a gravity tubing install? I know not to vent the end of the tubing but are leaks an issue on a gravity tubing install and worth the time to fix?
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Old May 21st, 2017, 06:20 PM
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Any leak is an issue, but much less of an issue with gravity, unless you have enough slope for 3/16 gravity powered vacuum.
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 07:12 PM
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On gravity with your minimal slope a leak will only hurt if the sap is leaking out.
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