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Old 09-29-2011, 03:08 PM   #21
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Thank you for that! I don't get how you maintain a siphon on a power out.


And did you say your flow rate was through this?
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:16 PM   #22
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As long as the water never drains below the inlet to the overflow your siphon will not break so as soon as the power comes back on it will begin again Ive never tested my actual flow rate but im gonna guess it to be 700-800 gallons per hour Ive got a pretty large return pump but I also send part of my water back through the fuge with it to
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Ive seen alot of people using a pump that will pump the air out of them but once I start my siphon it has always restarted itself
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Linear... got it. I just didn't know what the technical term was I guess I have read a lot about toothless overflows as well since making mine. I think I am going to off the teeth on mine and redo the top 1/2 of my dual intake like you said with the "T" connection higher to siphon less in the power outage.
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You also need to make sure you put a anti siphon hole in your return to
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My hole spray bar is a 1/8" from the surface so the whole thing is basically a siphon hole
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:24 PM   #27
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:26 PM   #28
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My hole spray bar is a 1/8" from the surface so the whole thing is basically a siphon hole
That works to I didnt do a spray bar mine just returns under the water surface
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BTW, I took the end off the spraybar and put an elbow on it and the flow was way higher (from our discussion on the other thread). I'm wondering if I make the spray holes larger and put the cap back on if I can keep such a god flow. They aren't really "spraying" anymore... just a little flow until it blows out the end.
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BTW, I took the end off the spraybar and put an elbow on it and the flow was way higher (from our discussion on the other thread). I'm wondering if I make the spray holes larger and put the cap back on if I can keep such a god flow. They aren't really "spraying" anymore... just a little flow until it blows out the end.
Probably if you get enough holes in it to equal the same size as the pvc it should be close to that
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