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Old 11-18-2008, 03:44 PM   #211
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Where is the rubber gasket? Inside or outside of the tank?
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:45 PM   #212
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It's not leaking at the interface of the bulkhead to the glass, it's leaking where the PVC is glued into the bulkhead. I must not have done a good glue job on two of them.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:54 PM   #213
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Something my wife's grandfather used to say about using glue..."do it sloppily..."
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:31 PM   #214
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I thought I did. it was oozing out all over the place when I pushed the 2 pieces together. *shrug*
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:34 PM   #215
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alright, so last night I applied more primer and glue to the edge where I could reach. So far, so good. we'll see what happens.

Tonight I redid the plumbing to put the pump up on the back of the stand. Definately getting a bit more out of it now. here shortly I'll go make an estimate of my flow rate and compare to what I did last night.

Now, however, the SCWD is making this crazy vibration whenever it switches. I didn't notice it doing this before, does this mean something, or does it just need to break in a little bit?
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:07 PM   #216
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hmmmm...I'm not sure about that one. Mine was silent until it crapped out on me.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:16 PM   #217
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Yeah, not sure on it. If it keeps it up I may open it up and have a look inside. It sends the vibration through the tubing and the PVC, so it's not so small.

My headheight with the replumbing is now around 8 - 12". All of the bends, valves, unions etc remained in place, but the tubing is much shorter now. A very rough test and calculation says that I'm still under 600gph. With a 950gph pump, this makes absolutely no sense to me. I would've expected it above 800 with the plumbing, but not below that.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:19 PM   #218
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Well I don't always agree with the calculators. What does it look and feel like to you? I got what I felt was great flow from the Mag7 so I am certain that the 9.5 is doing an even better job.
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Well, here's what I did.

I used a 1 gallon jug to capture the water and counted the seconds during a cycle on the SCWD. My SCWD is cycling port to port every 5 seconds, and within that 5 seconds I accumulated about 3/4 gallon of water.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:09 PM   #220
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That would be about 540gallons per hour? .75 x 12 =9gallons per minute x 60minutes= 540
Try to upgrade to 1" vinyl tubing. I started with 3/4" tubing and was not getting much flow. I upgraded to 1" tubing and now my overflow box can barely keep up. I added a ball valve to slow the flow. I am thinking I need to get a second U-Tube to keep up. My overflow is rated about 600gph and I have a mag7 with maximum flow
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