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Old 04-21-2011, 04:40 PM   #21
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use ehiem tubing,its green which helps prevent algae growth.Your overflow looks like an eshopps800.Dont put any valves on your drain unless you are splitting it to 2 sections,any valve on a standard drain can cause overflows if the valve gets blocked!!!
Thanks for the advice. I'm not sure what it is bc I got it off craigslist with 2 sumps for only 50. But that looks like what it is.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #22
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Just 350 gph. I just said it because of quality. I have a pump that my dad uses for clearing the top of our pool of water. I read the box and it was 400 gph. I twisted off the hose output and put on a 1/2" PVC thread. I now have a free sump pump
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:44 PM   #23
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Here is the sump itself. It goes In the top right corner and out on the far left rectangle. Tip for the plumbing: You will want a ball valve on each line.
Are you not using a skimmer in here,I dont see any baffles??
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Well my stepfather is very handy so I'm sure one of the eight saws he has in the garage will cut it haha. But what did you use?
I used a hacksaw because it i am not allowed to use power tools lol. It didn't cut straight though.. A saw is sooo much better though
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Are you not using a skimmer in here,I dont see any baffles??
Nope no skimmer. It's only 10 gallons :/
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Yeah not really worried about cutting the PVC b/c i have plenty of power saws in the garage. This might sound like a dumb question but how do you plumb the return pump b/c the nozzle on the return pump is very small compared to 1" PVC?
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Thanks for the advice. I'm not sure what it is bc I got it off craigslist with 2 sumps for only 50. But that looks like what it is.
This is what I use,it will handle up to 800gph so you can go to a larger pump than the 350,also once you are all setup if you get any gargling noise just pm me and I'll tell you how to make it totally silent.
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Yeah not really worried about cutting the PVC b/c i have plenty of power saws in the garage. This might sound like a dumb question but how do you plumb the return pump b/c the nozzle on the return pump is very small compared to 1" PVC?
dont use 1" on the return pipe,if you look in the manual for the pump you use it will tell you what size hose to use,it will probably be 1/2 or 3/4".I would reccommend using hose as using pvc will restrict the flow becuse of any bends being used which in turn drops the gph,What size tank have you got?
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My tank is a 20 gallon long. And ok that makes mire sense haha
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My tank is a 20 gallon long. And ok that makes mire sense haha
Ok,the mag 350 is more than enough for your tank but may not be enough for your overflow.Basically you need to match the flowrate of your pump to your overflow(the U pipe)if you dont the flow going through the U pipe may not be enough to move any bubbles through it which then can cause an air break and a flood,I would try to change the U pipe to 1/2" if you can
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