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bjj_junkie 11-27-2012 12:11 PM

Drain plumbing question
 
I'm gonna start hard plumbing my tank soon and I'm using 3/4" return and a 1" drain. My question is, when I plumb the drain do I want it to go straight down into the sump or should I add an elbow to it? It's gonna have a gate valve, a union and then the plumbing to the tank. I wonder that if I make it straight down if it'll be any louder than with a corner. Another thing is that I want it to drain as much as possible cause the return is powered by a mag 9.5 and I think im gonna have to dial that down a bit with a gate valve for a 1" drain.

angel50 11-27-2012 01:35 PM

Honestly I don't think a corner would make much of a difference, aslong as the end of your drain pipe is submerged and there would be no splashing. Either way there is the possibilty of the sound of water running down the pipes. So which is better hearing the water hitting the 90 degree bend in the pip or going right to the bottom of the sump?

DanS180 11-27-2012 02:17 PM

I have a 90G RR and a Mag 9.5 as well.. I have my drain on a 45 angle aimed at the wall and also submerged with a filter sock on it. There are bubbles n it was splashing at first but I just put a filter sock on it and it took care of it :)

bjj_junkie 11-27-2012 02:47 PM

Oh nice, what size drain do you have?

DanS180 11-27-2012 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by bjj_junkie
Oh nice, what size drain do you have?

Thanks, it's a 1" drain and 3/4" return

bjj_junkie 11-27-2012 03:05 PM

Do you have to dial down the return alot?

DanS180 11-27-2012 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by bjj_junkie
Do you have to dial down the return alot?

No I didn't dial it down at all.. I have 2 ball valves for my 2 returns so I just adjust the flow there

bjj_junkie 11-27-2012 05:47 PM

Ok thanks, I might add a couple of elbows then cause I don't even know if I can get the sump that far to the right for a straight pipe

DanS180 11-27-2012 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by bjj_junkie
Ok thanks, I might add a couple of elbows then cause I don't even know if I can get the sump that far to the right for a straight pipe

Ahh gotcha. Well let me know how it goes and post pics if u have any questions/concerns.. I know it helped me a ton when I was plumbing my tank!

bjj_junkie 11-27-2012 05:55 PM

Will do! Thanks!


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