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Old 05-12-2012, 09:28 PM   #11
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If you set up your sump correctly, it will not overflow when you shut off the power.
Wow, really? How is that pulled off? I thought I did great until it sprung a leak and lost siphon.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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Hence the reason for a drilled tank . No siphon to worry about except the return which is easy to fix by having a few holes in it above the waterline.
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I agree if you set it up right water messes do not happen . I have no syphon break hole on my return but keep the nozzle right under the water line and have enough room for my sump to take the water when power goes out. I have had power go out and come back on overnight and my system was running normal the next morning even with my hang on overflow.
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I will upload a video in 20min time explaining sump system.
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yes u shud this will also help me. I currently don't have a sump
Here's video for you guys. I've tried my best to explain how sump works and how you stop overflowing the sump. Hope it helps. Leave a comment on youtube if you prefer.
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Ok so heres what I've got so far. If you look at the cylinder tank from far away you see the center cylinder has groves about 3" from the top. The water falls into those groves. When i bring the water level below them the pump runs dry. ....

Please be patient...

So when i turn the power off the sump will rise but not overflow? I want to try it out but this was established long before me and im assuming they have it rigged correctly.

What do you guys think? Should i just cut the power and see? And while i watch it what measures can i have in place in case its not properly calculated?

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Here's video for you guys. I've tried my best to explain how sump works and how you stop overflowing the sump. Hope it helps. Leave a comment on youtube if you prefer.
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If you take the water out of your sump till it barely covers the main pump. Then cut the pump off let the tank drain till it hits the siphon break see where the level is in your sump. Fill the water with pumps off till about 1-2" from the top cut pumps back on take a shapie and mark where the water line is once the tank fills back up and you will know what level to keep sump and you will be safe. Or you can buy a loc-line system for your return and have the spray across the surface and you should only have very little that siphons back to sump
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thanks for the video that really helped me alot
No worries.
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If you take the water out of your sump till it barely covers the main pump. Then cut the pump off let the tank drain till it hits the siphon break see where the level is in your sump. Fill the water with pumps off till about 1-2" from the top cut pumps back on take a shapie and mark where the water line is once the tank fills back up and you will know what level to keep sump and you will be safe. Or you can buy a loc-line system for your return and have the spray across the surface and you should only have very little that siphons back to sump
Ok.... Im gonna try it when i go back to the shop next week. Wish you were on speed dial or FaceTime so you could "hold my hand" while i sweat it out
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