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Old 04-08-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Question GPH PVC Meter???

I am planning my new tank build and was hoping to put a GPH meter/ gauge on the pvc pipe that drains the display tank to the sump...

I just have no idea where to find the gauges, do they make ones that fit pvc pipes for GPH?
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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Anyone have any idea?
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I think most people just put the drain up to a bucket and time the drain into the bucket to a specific height and then use math to figure it out.

Don't ask me how to do that though! I have no idea!
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Economical Flowmeters For Measuring Water In a Closed Pipe System

Here's one that might work. It's by far the cheapest I found, but it has to be mounted on a pretty full horizontal pipe to work properly.

What's your purpose for having a flowmeter?
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I think most people just put the drain up to a bucket and time the drain into the bucket to a specific height and then use math to figure it out.

Don't ask me how to do that though! I have no idea!
That's definitely a cheaper solution, thanks for the idea!
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Economical Flowmeters For Measuring Water In a Closed Pipe System

Here's one that might work. It's by far the cheapest I found, but it has to be mounted on a pretty full horizontal pipe to work properly.

What's your purpose for having a flowmeter?
Thanks! I am just planning my tank and am a bit OCD in that I would like to know the GPH, and to keep check that the pump is always working.
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You can do a search on gravity flow through a pipe.

Sites like GPH Flow based on PVC Pipe Size

The gravity flow won't really change till the pipe start to get dirty.
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