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A Circulator Is Not A Pump
A bicycle pump is a pump. So is an oil pump on an oil burner. When those machines start, you expect to get a pressure on the outlet side of the pump that’s greater than the pressure on the inlet side of the pump.
A circulator is different because it’s working within a closed, pressurized hydronic system. It doesn’t have to lift the water to the top of the system because the water is already up there. The circulator doesn’t lift anything; it circulates. It’s very similar to the motor on a Ferris wheel.
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