How do I silence my over flow?

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  1. oliver

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    How do I silence my over flow pipe to my sump? The noise is driving my wife up the wall.Need help please:m23:
     
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    Lol..,.,,,,,,,......eish u remind me of myself. Wife wanna put me out . She says my tank sounds like a toilet.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    What kind of over flow u using, there are some things u can do.
     
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    Every type of overflow is different so as ricky w said, what type of overflow are you running
     
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    Normally a ball valve is used on the downpipe.
     
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    Thanks a lot will build a Durso standpipe this weekend.Jus one small thing more whats the inner diameter of a 40mm bulkhead fitting? thanks
     
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    32mm pipe...:thumbup:
     
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    I found excessive bubbling in the sump, to try and minimize this, i added a second durso on the bottom of my return pipe, so where the pipe leaves the bulkhead underneath, it bends onto a 90 degree to where it needs to go in the sump. on the end of the straight pipe i attached a second t-piece, one side goes down to the sump, other end has an end cap like a normal durso, this reduced the bubbling somewhat as now the air has somewhere it can escape before entering the sump.
     
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    Solved the proplem Durso pipe works like a charm. thanks guys
     
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    Pics Oliver.
     
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