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Old 09-04-2009, 02:51 PM   #11
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Arent the holes usually drilled in the back of the tank and not the bottom?
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:52 PM   #12
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yeah, i dont think you want the bottom to be drilled... the overflows that are drilled on the tank are in a specific location depending on the volume of water that the sump will hold, that way if the electricity goes off, you dont flood your house, the overflow will simply lose its siphon when it gets too low
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:10 PM   #13
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Yeah, I understand that, but if you put in a stand pipe straight up from the bottom to the top of the tank and that's where the strainer is, you wouldn't drain out the tank if the sump quit. I've heard of people drilling the bottom so I thought I'd leave it as an option. I guess it would just involve an elbow up to the surface if I drilled the back below the water line. Same function.

I thought about the tempered glass issue, I supposed you're right, if there was a break the bottom would crumble into pieces instead of cracking. My current 55 and the 37 I am re-sealing both have "TEMPERED GLASS DO NOT DRILL" stamped on the so I thought it was standard, but this other 55 is pretty old, so maybe it's not.
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