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Old 04-28-2004, 10:41 PM   #11
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yes thats right
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Old 04-28-2004, 10:45 PM   #12
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yes they do. 2 - 1.5" pipes split about 5" from the top of the overflow into 4-3/4" locline returns.

Could I just drill a small hole in the top of the 1.5" splitter and run some plastic tubinb near the top of the overflow and secure it...so it will break the siphon?
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I assume the returns are PVC... Can you cut the PVC, extend it higher, make an upside "U" then take it out its original hole in the overflow? does this make any sense too you?
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Old 04-28-2004, 10:49 PM   #14
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yes i guess i could do that...would the tubing not be easier?
extending it would reduce flow alot?? wouldnt it??
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I think what you are describing would work. But definitely get another opinion!
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Old 04-28-2004, 10:55 PM   #16
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Also, I would not place all my trust in a check valve. They are prone to fail
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ok...another opinion???anyone??
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:16 PM   #18
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I think it would be OK, but I would use rigid tubing to prevent kinking, murphys law says if it can, it will at the most inopportune time

Is the T under water in the overflow? if not, you can simply drill the hole in it. Cause when the pump is pumping, water will be coming out of that tubing, it is only when the pump stops that is sucks air
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On second thought, simply running a tube to the surface will not work. Your tank will drain down until it reaches the bottom of the outlet. I think you will need to extend the pipe up, make an upside down "U" and drill your siphon break where ever you need it. Can someone else verify this?
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They go over the top of the overflow and then 5'' below. Not thru the wall of the overflow.
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