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Old 08-31-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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Drilled Hole Issue !

Good evening you all, I'm trying to figure out what to do. I had a 2.5 inch hole drilled in the left Corner of my 40 gallon breeder for the glass holes over flow kit. However, the glass shop's placement is a bit low. Roughly 3.5 inches from the black trim. This means my water level is going to be extremely low. I figure I can some how implement a loc line for the return & redrill another hole on the opposite side at the right height for the desired water level. So, what are you alls recommendations? Should I try this water level or developer a loc line system and add another hole for the overflow?

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Old 08-31-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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Put a bulkhead in and use PVC pipe with a elbow to adjust water level.
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Yep...a 90 with a strainer and you can adjust the height. Not as quiet as the other scenario however.
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Thanks for the comments! I'm still uncertain of exactly what you two are referring too. Is there anyway you could more thoroughly explain? This is my first time working with plumbing. Sorry for the difficulties! Thanks, Jesse
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Also, the overflow has a predrilled hole, so I'm confused as to how I can insert PVC inside the overflow box... The overflow box doesn't have room inside to insert anything.
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Thanks for the comments! I'm still uncertain of exactly what you two are referring too. Is there anyway you could more thoroughly explain? This is my first time working with plumbing. Sorry for the difficulties! Thanks, Jesse
When you install the bulk head fitting that goes through the glass
Use a PVC 90 elbow on the inside ( waterside ) of the tank pointing up .
Cut a short piece of PVC and insert it into the 90 elbow .
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So if I am understanding correctly, the 90 elbow connects to the bulkhead facing up. But, is the elbow inside the overflow box or what? How will i install the overflow box with the newly added pvc components?
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So if I am understanding correctly, the 90 elbow connects to the bulkhead facing up. But, is the elbow inside the overflow box or what? How will i install the overflow box with the newly added pvc components?
What are the dimensions inside the overflow box ?
I'm sure you could find a 90 elbow .
They aren't that big and normally overflow boxes are if decent size .
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I believe that the PVC is in lieu of the overflow box. What ever height you cut the PVC to will be the water level.
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The overflow box on the inside is exactly 1.5 inches.
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