Durso question - help pls

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  1. FransSny

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    Hi guys...contemplating a durso in my overflow, heres my question

    my tank is bottom drilled with a 50 mm hole, should i use reducers for my standpipe (maybe to 40mm) or can one use 50 mm ...if it would fit
     
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    Use the 50mm
     
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    thanx warren
     
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    and use a 50mm soil vent valve - from builders warehouse, to silence it.
     
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    How much space do you have in your overflow chamber? When I put my Durso in there was very little spare space. What I did was fix a piece of 5 cm (LENGTH) pipe into the overflow. Then get a connector to attach the remainer of the standpipe to this piece. This way, when you need to clean the bottom of your overflow chamber, you can just seperate at the join and have easy access to the bottom. This will also help with access to the base if there are any leaks in the seal to the bulkhead (or if leaks later develop). If any leaks develop, your entire overflow chamber will empty slowly into your sump most likely resulting in an overflow in the event of a power outage.
     
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    What do you have at the moment in your overflow?? Just a waterfall or bio balls?. I would highly recommend the durso. It is very quiet. Another tip is to get a ball valve and attach it to the pipe that flows into your sump. This just gives you that little bit more control over the flow if need be
     
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    thanx riaan..looked at your diy thread...would actually suit me ..bit on the lazy side:wave2:

    thanx galias well..only oysters in the overflow at the moment, not keen on the ball valve idea, bit scared of things getting stuc in there..my tank is 600 mm high so i will look "play around a bit and see what i can get to fit inside
     
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    Just put some protection over the inlet of the durso. Some shade netting, plastic mesh etc. Then nothing can get sucked it
     
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