Diy overflow

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  1. arab NA

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    How do I work out how big it should be to give me the same input as the 2500L/h return pump in the sump will output to the DT?What size sould the pipes be?
     
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  3. kalkwasser

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    would not go smaller than 32mm and bout 2 of them and a ball valve on the return pump.... Let me just work out the flow give me a bit will get back to you
     
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    arab NA Thread Starter

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    Still need help!
     
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    go with 1 50mm pipe if you can do you have plans for the over flow box????
     
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    i think 2X32 will work better. If one gets stuck with a fish/hermits or whatever the other will still function and drain the overflow box.
     
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    If you have plans for a overflow it would be nice:thumbup:
     
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    yeah Andreas thats what I was thinking......

    arab let see if I have got you straight is just a over flow or a syphon over flow????
     
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    a syphon over flow:thumbup:
     
  10. kalkwasser

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    hope this helps

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    Nice pic Kalk :)
     
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    Thanks! Will post some pics when I am done:thumbup:
     
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    cool please do.
     
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    arab NA Thread Starter

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    Mind the Pic quality.What do u think?:yeahdude:


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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    Looks good, what is it made out of?

    Please use My Photos, Quick Upload to do pics, much better than the Attachments.
     
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    That looks fantastic, excellent DIY :thumbup:
     
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    Looks good very nice job. how does it work??
     
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    Nice one, I'm thinking of going this root, can you post pics of it in action please???:)
     
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    Hey man, great idea, but what happens if the power goes back on, the siphon tube wont start sucking by itself, how do u overcome that.
     
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