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Old 04-18-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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Overflow box plumbing

Hey I don't really know anything about plumbing but I got a really good deal on some sumps and an overflow box. I'm just wondering If anyone can help me one the plumbing? Like should I use clear tubes or PVC pipe?
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:52 PM   #2
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PVC is going to be better than clear tubes as algae is more likely to grow in a clear tube.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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Ok thanks for the advice. Would i probably need a ball valve on the drain pipe or return and I have a 20 gallon tank and I need to pump the water 2 feet up, do you have any idea what pump would be good for this?
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You need to match the pump gph@2 foot to your overflow pipe,what size pipe comes off your overflow?
Use as much hose as possible to help de-restrict it.
No valve on your drain pipe unless you are splitting it to 2 sections of your sump
Ball valve on your return is good as you can then have a more powerfull pump you can then throttle down to match your overflow.
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Its a 1 inch pipe that comes off my overflow.
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I have almost the exact Same thing you are going to do. I just built it and will show you pictures of it soon.
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Okay that would be awesome!
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It'll be taken tomorrow or the weekend
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Okay thank you
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Its a 1 inch pipe that comes off my overflow.
That equates to 960 gph
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