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Old 12-23-2002, 01:13 AM   #1
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What do you guys use on the end of your return hose.

What do you use to hold your hose and what do you use for a nozzle other than the end of the return hose for those of you with an overflow with sump?
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I use 3/4" pvc pipe for my return line. It enters the tank after going thru 2 90's to form a "U" that goes over the edge of the tank. It then goes into a tee and a couple 45's to spread the flow out a little. I recommend "hard piping" your return. It gives you much more control.

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I use almost the same setup on my 110. It seems to work well. I agree about hard piping the return also. I do use a short piece of tubing between the pump and the PVC to cut down on the noise though.
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I use 1" PVC because my pump has 1" outlet on it and I did not want to reduce it and introduce backpressure.

I go out of the pump at 1" PVC and then go thru a 1 way flap valve to protect against power outages. Then I convert to plastic tubing (to reduce vibration) and then convert back to 1" PVC.

I then go thru a "T" connector to split off the return into two. I plumb these to either end of the tank. I use a combo of 90's to get up and over the tank. I use 1 90 elbow on the end to direct the flow a few inches below the surface of the water.

My flow goes from the back corners in the direction of the front middle of the tank.
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