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Old 12-21-2004, 03:48 PM   #11
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I really want to perform an emergency test of the system to see what it would do in case of a black out. I am usually at work for 8-10 hours, so chances are I wouldn't be at home if something were to go wrong. As a test, if I unplug the pump, the water will still run through the overflow until the chamber is empty, correct? Then, when I turn the pump on, it should fill the tank up like it was before without breaking the syphon? I just want to make sure I understand. Pre-drilled sure would have been easier. Thanks guys

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yes, that is correct. But remember, water will still siphon through the return through your pump unless you have a check valve installed. Mine drains about an inch from the tank when this happens. I have a 1/8" hole drilled in the return pipe, right under the water line as a siphon break.

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Great. Thanks for the help Jim. This is why I come here all the time. 8)

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Exactly.....I'm trying to eliminate the micro air bubbles that the powerheads shoot out into the main tank. I was reading more and more about people placing the pump in the sump, but won't the micro bubbles just make their way to the main return pump and get shot into the main tank the same way, probably not as intense.
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