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Old 09-04-2011, 01:32 PM   #41
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Hurd of some flooding because people didn't drill the return line.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:41 PM   #42
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Yep, that was one of the first things Ilearned, months before I even put my sump together. I've been selling some tanks and gear to newbie saltwater people and have mentioned it to every one of them, and not one even considered that factor. I have mine right at the water line so I do get a nice little stream of water but it's all good by me. My B/F drilled the hole straight on instead of on an angle but I have another return nozzle to do it right one day. lol

This forum rocks! Just have to say it. I would never in a million years or until I flooded thought of that back siphoning from the return.
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no. you want the standpipe in place. it will only drain to the bottom of that-
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and then you would drill a hole in the cap and put a tube into that to help silence?
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:51 PM   #45
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I have the whole kit with all the pipes for a single overflow. So the intake pipe would be going into that hole?

also, the directions for the overflow kit say to use silicone, TWICE as have some other people on this thread. Why wouldnt I want to silicone it all together? For adjusting, maintainence or is there some other reason you didn't recommend using silicone?
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the overflow kit says to silicone the gaskets? i've never used anything under those gaskets. they are made to hold water. i believe anything between them and the glass would compromise the seal.
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there is a silicon lube meant to alow the fittings to slide on each other and gasket vs having friction build up and wrinkle the gasket causing a potential leak.
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Here are the directions I have that came with the kit. Not sure if you can read em but I tried....I also included the pictures of the parts I have in the kit.




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there is a silicon lube meant to alow the fittings to slide on each other and gasket vs having friction build up and wrinkle the gasket causing a potential leak.
oh...gotcha...yes, i used dow corning 111 on my oceans motions 4 way.
Amazon.com: Dow Corning 111 Valve Lube Sealant: Home Improvement
i was picturing caulking the bulkheads.
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So I don't need pvc primer and pvc cement like mentioned in the directions?
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