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Old 03-04-2009, 06:20 PM   #31
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I guess I could have it drilled near the top of the tank in the overflow box. I am going to have an oversized sump tank. I have to check out some dimensions but I would make sure I have the capacity in the sump to include the lines themselves and down to the return line level in the tank.

What kind of piping is better? Hard or soft?
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You have to make sure of that regardless of the choice you make. Personal preference, I prefer rigid
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I prefer flexible spa hose below. No elbows etc. Rigid from the bottom of the tank and above. Including the durso, of course.
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Why flexible below and rigid up top? I like the idea of no elbows. And the ablility to change things out easier.
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Check out the Durso standpipe. All pvc construction. As is the pipe leading to the flexible black pastic hoses putting the water back into the tank.

In other words, the flex goes from the pump below to the overflow box connection that is rigid.
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Thanks Austinsdad. I will check out the Durso. Is this setup possible when the tank is drilled on the back and not the bottom? We are talking return line correct?

And the drain line could be pvc off the overflow box to the sump?
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:41 AM   #37
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Nah. The Durso standpipe is for the bottom drilled tank and overflow box. It's basically so the waterfall (water going to the sump) over that box isn't as deep so it doesn't make that much noise.

I'd imagine you're using the bulk head fitting from the back and an elbow pointed downward, both hard. Likely the black. From there you could do the flex spa hose. Just need the stronger glue for pvc to flex than the stuff used for all pvc to pvc. Ask the plumber tech at the store which. I think it's blue.
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Thanks again Austinsdad,

I think I will be going with the bulkhead to elbow pointing down off the back wall of the tank. I didn't even know you could glue to flex hose. I figured I would need a threaded nipple to the bulkhead which would house the flex hose by ring clamp.

Would you bother drilling a return hole? I guess the setup would be bulkhead to elbow pointing up within the overflow box. What height should I drill hole or holes?
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Get the right flex hose. It was spa hose, used in hot tubs and pools i believe. Just make sure your bulklhead fitting is smooth on the outside. Or an attachment to the threaded that's smooth for the hose to fit in. Then again, what you described would work also it done right.

Can't help ya with the drilling question.
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Are sumps a lot louder than non sump set ups?
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