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Old 04-04-2009, 04:43 AM   #1
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how to stop that sucking noise??

I need help guys i need to know the best way to stop that horrible sucking sound from my overflow box and sump. I know sponges work but they get clogged does anyoen have a low/no maint. way fo reduceing or gettign rid of that sound??
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Try attaching a 90 degree piece of pipe to the overflow.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:36 AM   #4
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i need to do it on a horizontal pipe so would surso still work.....im thinking not
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Horizontal pipe? Are you talking about the run from the overflow to the sump? Try running the pipe down hill all the way, and have the end stop under water inside the sump. If the noise is in the overflow the Durso has a small hole in the top to let air in so the water can flow into the pipe. Adjusting the size of the air hole will keep the water input under the water keeping the noise down.
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Horizontal? I am confused. Are you drilled in the bottom? Tank I mean
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ok this is gonna sound weird but bare with me. a line from the ov erflow on my manin tank goes into a 10gal sump and a line goes out of the side to a 20 gal refg. that is a bit loower the both the tank adn the sump and that is where im haveing the noise, i know its confuseing lol
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Where is the return pump located? Any reason you didn't just T off the drain (or return) for the ref?
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