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Old 05-12-2003, 07:27 PM   #11
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From the pics it looks like there is a cap on thie overflow, and the rod actually closes the cap some, that is why it will raise and lower the level in the tank
Correct - now this confused me further - recall there is an overflow tube on each end of the tank - could it be that I could set, via the overflow control rod, the overflow level on each end of the tank seperately?? like I said, I have corrected the level problem - the tank is perfectly level now, but with their control rods set differently, the water reaches up to a different level on the overflow tube cap..

weird.. I'm probably rambling, just trying to figure out this new system, it's my first experience with an overflow/sump mechanism, and the "JetStream System" doesnt seem to have much info on the net about it, user testimonials etc..
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Old 05-12-2003, 08:31 PM   #12
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I would use the bar and open them up, full tilt and then make very small adjustments until it is where you want them.
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shortly before I read your reply I did just that - I pulled each tube all the way up, and there was no gurgle.. now I'm sloooowly pusing them back in. ... if the overflow control rod is meant to elliminate gurgle - why is it that the gurgling is actually coming from the control rod??
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I don't think it is meant to control the gurggle, from the pics I saw on the website you linked, the rod looked solid. For it to eliminate the gurggle, it would have to be hollow.
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the rod is hallow. with a tension ring to set how far into the main flow tube it extends. when it's "too far" , I get gurgling up through the hallow tube.
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There is an old trick to quieting an overflow. You stick a piece of airline tubing into the drainline, until it quiets down. I've never continued to put more tubing down in it, so I suppose if it was "too" far, it might become noisy again.
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yeah - that'd be essentially the same thing here.. and another thing I notice about this "control rod" - there's a "flare tip" at the end of it that's down the tube - like a tension clip, only it flares out (picture like, a pair of bell-bottom jeans) and you can see when the water drops down the tube, it "flares out" as it passes over this flared end - perhaps the space consumed by the flared water is what creates the increase/decrease in water flow down the tube. I think you're right - too far up and too far down will gurgle.. I think my mistake was assuming that the starting point in setting it up was all the way down - starting all the way opened up seems to be working better.. When I find the happy medium, I guess I'll just place the tension ring accordingly to keep it in place, and ship off the extra portion of the tube that sticks out the top (otherwise I can't put my glass cover in place)..
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