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Old 09-29-2011, 06:18 PM   #41
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I don't want to clutter up mrbee's thread so I'll say it here. I found a site that gave options on flow rate of a pipe run how many 90s how 45s how many many inches of vertical rise. I thought that in a siphon vertical fall was also a factor in it all.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:47 PM   #42
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honestly I don't exactly know how to figure that you want to make sure your sump don't over flow if the power goes out and I think you will be ok
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:55 PM   #43
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Yes sir that's been planed for when i put it all together. Sad but I've been stairing at this sump for a couple months. Only missing overflows and a return pump.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:59 PM   #44
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I don't want to clutter up mrbee's thread so I'll say it here. I found a site that gave options on flow rate of a pipe run how many 90s how 45s how many many inches of vertical rise. I thought that in a siphon vertical fall was also a factor in it all.
It was a cool site all you had todo was plug in the numbers and it would poop out gph through the size of pipe you select. But I thought that in a gravity siphon down was just as much a factor as up and I didn't see a box for that so my attention went back to looking
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:07 AM   #45
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ive been doing some playing around with a 2" overflow i made. so far ive been able to sustain 786 gph through it. it can handle more but i could only verify the 786. flow rate was measured by weight of water. i had a garden hose from the outside spigot running full blast and a garden hose from the washing machine spigot wide open too. i timed 30 seconds with a stop watch filling a bucket with each hose then weighing the bucket.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:40 PM   #46
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Do you have any pictures of it?
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do i have pictures? no, but i can get some!

ill try to make it a little fancy and add some measurements too.
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I would like to see what you have made I may be trying a acrylic overflow
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sorry ive been running around. let me run out to the garage and snap some pics for you.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:42 PM   #50
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kk here it is. 2" pvc overflow with a measured flow rate of 786 gph



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