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Old 09-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #11
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Water flows out simultaneously, so I don't think I have a SCWD.

Look at this picture. I haven't touched the tank since I shut it off. My return lines have been up and out of the water, above the tank actually. You can also see that the overflow box, which was empty, now has the same water level as in the tank. Wouldn't that mean water is leaking into the overflow box? How else could water get in there?
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:10 PM   #12
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***UPDATE***

Just drained the tank hallway and found the culprit. Look at this picture. Not sure if you can see it, but water is leaking out the left corner of the overflow box.

So when I shut off the pump the tank is full and the overflow box is dry. Overnight water is going in through this leak and filling up the overflow box and going down the drains.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #13
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Good find... When you fix it make sure you use aquarium safe RTV. Also check out that triangular piece in your return plumbing. I'd have to guess its a check valve since it isn't a SQWD. If it's a check valve you are in good shape, if it isn't I'd highly recommend putting one in.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #14
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Just siliconed every inch of the overflow. Waiting for it to dry and I'll be testing it to see if I solved my leak/overflow problem. Also bought a surge protector/battery backup today. Hopefully both with help me sleep at night and I won't wake up to a flooded living room.
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Used black silicone.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #16
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FYI that triangular piece is a PVC check valve.

I just filled my tank to test it again. Fingers crossed that the silicone sealed up that leak.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:49 PM   #17
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Two days running and no leaks! Problem solved. Thank you everyone for the help!
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congratulations and no problem on the help isn't that wh
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #20
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Very true. Just like to show my appreciation.
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