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Old 01-31-2012, 11:07 AM   #141
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No, I like it. Think it should work fine. That is what I am planning for a future 140 build.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:11 AM   #142
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Sweet... again, it's all temporary I think. This summer, when I put the frag tank to the left, I'm plumbing that into the 40g sump and adding another return pump. So everything will be changing some, if not a lot.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:42 PM   #143
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I screwed up and cemented the wrong pipes together so I have to go back to HD for the 3rd time since Sunday!!!! I'm super pissed but what can you do? I haven't decided if I'm going tonight or tomorrow eeerrrr...
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:53 PM   #144
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:01 PM   #145
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Haha. If you only knew how many times I've done that. Now I have a ton of elbows, unions, etc with short pieces glued on that I might use to frankenstein something together one day.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:08 AM   #146
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lol, good to know I'm not alone I guess. I didn't make it up there tonight. I'm just going to buy a bunch of the things tomorrow around noon and try and finish. Hopefully I'll have a second wind tomorrow.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #147
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Well I ran up to HD and I guess I need to go back again!!!! I'm not sure. My issue now is that the gat valve is so large in combination with the threaded to slip adapters I'm not comfortable with how close the valve will be to the sump top.

If I could get a double threaded male piece and a new T with 2 slips 2 one threaded end it would be perfect... but what are the chances they would have something like that you know? If I bring outward as planned it comes way to far out from the wall and into the space I want the sump in (the front portion) for easier maintenance. I can't believe I'm having space issues with how much room I had to start with LOL. I can't imagine this in a true stand.

Anyway... progress. The overflows are almost invisible from the front which is amazing given how large they are.



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Old 02-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #148
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I just had a thought when I walked back out there. If I drill a hole through the 2nd 2x6 which is about 4" away form the wall (directly under the rear glass) I would get about 4"-5" back. It' would be a booger to glue the elbow in but I think it would be worth it.
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Running through the 2x6 should work but to be on the safe side I would put an extra 2x6 in tight fitting between the end and center brace on each side, make sure to screw the bleep out of it to the other 2x6 and to your end and center braces.
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It's already has 3 2x6s spanning the 8' width of the workbench so it should be fine. I'm almost done with the 2nd one right now. Will post pictures soon...
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