This is a simple gate valve mod I did to my Octo NW200.
Here's the skimmer as it was. The return water just pours out the standpipe and over the sponges. The original sponges are crap so I made new 1's, but it was a pain always cleaning them.
Here's the parts for the mod. 1 1/2" pvc
, a 1 1/2" gate valve and a 1 1/2" to 1 1/2" rubber connector. The skimmer plumbing is metric, so it's slightly bigger than the pvc
, but the rubber works nice .
The skimmer cleaned up and ready for assembly.
All put together and ready to go in the sump. There is also a piece from the elbo that goes into the water. I had to put the skimmer in place so I could measure how big the piece needed to be.
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