Durso - Stupid question

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by RiaanP, 5 Sep 2008.

  1. RiaanP

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    I checked the design for a Durso stand pipe.
    Now my question, If used in the overflow box in a bottom drilled tank, will yucky stuff not settle down in the bottom part of the overflow?
    I mean the water overflow at the top, drop maybe 5 cm, and the top part is suctioned into the drain. Any heavy stuff will sink down and create a filthy environment at the bottom. And there will not be any water movement either in the bottom part.
    Filthy stuff, standing water? Sounds to me like a recipe for some disaster.
     
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    Yes stuff can settle there but if your overflow rate is decent it should ever really be a problem. My durso isn't "fixed" in place so I lift it out of place easily and the whole compartment will drain instantly.
     
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    Yip have the same design, great for getting it out when one of my Super Tongan SNails block it up :p
     
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    That's exactly what happened to me when I did my first DIY durso, I glued everything together so was unable to remove it, I ended up having to syphon the bottom of the overflow box regularly. Best not to glue it all together so that it can be removed and cleaned.
     
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    Hi Rory Please can you show/explain/draw how you did this, before I have the same problem will be appretiated, thanks.
     
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