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Old 05-02-2011, 09:13 AM   #21
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I really hate the word 'trust' when it comes to the amount of possible water over-flow we are talking about. How much room do you have? Can you leave the holes the way they are and just separate the sump and wet/dry a bit and plumb the difference in height with PVC?

If there is any chance of overflow or drying out the return I wouldn't chance it.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:35 PM   #22
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Yea... I concur! I have a responsibility to redo the wet dry. Raising it and plumbing it might not be a bad idea... I have about 3" - 4" (left to right) to play with. If I got some 1" street 90's it might work... The biggest let down is going to come from the inlet on the top as i have limited room. I need (2) new slip bulkheads and (2) 1 1/2" street 90s to maximize the take-off space. Both of which i have ordered from Savco.

Well.. completion date extended another week! Ugh!
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:54 PM   #23
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You will be much happier with it done in a secure way than if you let it be and risk having an overflow of water. Delays are painful but pay off in the end!
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Agreed! I will post when complete.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:10 AM   #25
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Lesson Learned

OK... Mission accomplished! Smitty, I considered your advice in plumbing the wet/dry to the sump... I even ordered the bulkheads preemptively.. however... while waiting for them to arrive... I spent the last day and a half sitting in front of the tank contemplating my situation. I decided that since the water level in the wet/dry was the same height as the overflow plate in the sump.... if i lowered the overflow plate it should lower the water level in the Wet/dry too..... and it did.

So in the end, i drilled the (6) extra 2 3/8" holes for nothing and ordered (7) bulkheads for nothing... (I'm sure if i pay return shipping, i can return them). But the results are perfect. My water level is 5" from the the top of the wet/dry. I did a simulated power outage and the water level only rises 3.5", leaving me a good 1" - 2" from the top.

I'll post some pix of the 'bare bones' tank tomorrow, just want to let the water clear up overnight.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Old 05-05-2011, 08:17 AM   #26
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Well, in the end I'm glad it worked out well for you! Sometimes the easiest solution does escape us as first.
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