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Old 09-30-2011, 08:05 PM   #1751
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|fuge|pump|skimmer|

thats how my sump is set up. how should i get water to the skimmer and the fuge?

or

redo the sump for more of a linear flow from skimmer to fuge to sump instead?
I'd go with linear... U saw how my set up is. And my water is still crystal clear in my sump.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:07 PM   #1752
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yeah, its only the price of another tube of silicone and 24-48 hours of time.

cheap way to make things simple.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:12 PM   #1753
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oh yeah i did it this way to keep flow rates through the fuge and skimmer sections different.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:21 PM   #1754
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oh yeah i did it this way to keep flow rates through the fuge and skimmer sections different.
As long as u put the skimmer where the overflow is, it'll have different flow rates.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:17 PM   #1755
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Glad ur making progress! Keep us updated
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:27 PM   #1756
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slow progress. i think im taking a step back by moving my baffles around.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:23 PM   #1757
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i just wing it. i try to draw on paper but thats just to get the idea out of my head to give me a rough idea if it could look ok. im forgetful so then it just turns into a notes page. tell you how bad it is. i sometimes right down the same numbers a couple different times for math and then i see that ive already done it "oh that what those numbers where for" inevitably gets said out loud.

heres the bike.
Oh you should ride that down here for the bbb rally this weekend.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:31 PM   #1758
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if i wasnt such a puss i would. thats a sheet metal seat. i road it down to branson 30-35 miles away and it felt like my butt was rattled off.

its a great for around town.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:19 AM   #1759
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i heard they get noisy at full capacity. i couldnt hear much over the bathtub.

and i dont know about full cap. i still havent seen set in stone numbers from anyone about all pvc overflows. they said 600gph from a 1" but i proved that wrong.
That's because you used 90s and other angles! An overflow by definition is a straight pipe that runs from the dt's surface through a whole in the bottom straight into the sump. Then 600g might be possible. The more you divert the flow the bigger the diameter has to be.

You probably can't find and numbers on flow rate because there's a lot of variables to consider in a DIY project. Then people normally add a ball valve to adjust it to their needs. Get the flow right, make it silent and so on. Then it gets impossible to pass on the exact setting to any fellow DIY'ers

I know I'm not helping a lot but I do think you're doing a great job! Btw, LOVE the bike
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:50 PM   #1760
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i know that there are many factors for water through a pipe. it still would have been nice to see someone post dimentions with very specific conditions. data not breif mention with loose estimates.

then again im used to seeing spec sheets for hydrolic pumps or electrical modules at work, so maybe i got spoiled and wanted the same for personal use... hahahaha

good new is i was finally able to cut a piece of glass that didnt shatter!
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