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Old 12-16-2005, 10:42 PM   #1
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I need an overflow with a failsafe that will automatically restart the shiphon after a power outage, does anyone have any recomendations, i'm looking for something around 600gph.. provide manufacturer and pricing if possible. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
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The tube style overflows (ebay etc) are all supposed to restart by themselves. It's inherent in the design, as long as you trim the tubes appropriately. If you go too short (like me ) it doesn't always work. But that was my error, not the equipment.
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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CPR overflows do this if you purchase the little aqualift electric pump that they suggest at www.marinedepot.com. For 600gph, I would suggest you go here: http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=CR1513. I have this design and it works great after power outages, as long as you have the pump.
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I personally choose the J-Tube with no pump. Teh desing is backed by pure physics and mine have always restarted. In a pwer outage, you can never be sure everything will come back on, and if the little pump does not resume sucking, your life will!
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:20 AM   #5
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I personally choose the J-Tube with no pump. Teh desing is backed by pure physics and mine have always restarted. In a pwer outage, you can never be sure everything will come back on, and if the little pump does not resume sucking, your life will!
yes ,dont find out the hard way... caught mine after about 5 gallon hit the floor... 8O
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:32 PM   #6
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where can you get the j tube style ones, and could you explain how the siphon restarts itself? Thanks
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:10 PM   #7
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do you have the tank already? Drilled tanks work great and there is no worry about them not starting.
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I have my tank already, and all of the panels are tempered, so i can't drill it. Anyone using a j tube, where did you get it?
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