Multi Port Durso.

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by Chris Delport, 3 Jun 2013.

  1. Chris Delport

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    Reading some concerns about noisy overflows I realised it is time to do a DIY durso.

    The snag is I have a 50mm outlet and don't have space for a 50mm 90 degree bend, so I had to improvise.

    If all goes well, on paper I have a 50mm outlet and with [​IMG]

    this mod 3 x 25mm inlets .I hope it will work.

    It's not tested yet but please gi[​IMG]

    ve me your inputs.
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    it might work too well :)

    keep us posted
     
  4. Gary Roebuck

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    eh... the durso looks good... but the glass box u have it in will fill up in about 2secs. if it's a straight 'down-pipe' the air/spray will make a proper mess...!
     
  5. Chris Delport

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    The box is a prottype only, I can build it as big as it needs to be because it's gonna be stuck on the back panel.

    Should I add a few 45 degree bends to slow the water down.

    The returnpump I will use is a 3000l/hour Eheim.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    The water speed won't be an issue
    My tank drains straight down with a 10000L return and no issue
     
  7. MistaOrange

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    Interesting concept chris...
     
  8. Gary Roebuck

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    snap on the 10'000ltr/hr... but i had a racket going on in the sump! i swapped 2x90deg for 2x45deg and took my 50mm down pipe into an offset 110mm which i cut 45deg up from the bottom of the sump (thanks RiaanP) n then drilled some 8mm holes in the top to let the air/spray out... works like a bomb!:yeahdude:
     
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    hahahaha... oops... just realized.. that's the top box..!:blush:

    i assume the 25mm vertical pipe is the air outlet... that may create a venturi effect on it's own..
    maybe look at a plastic cap for that with a few smaller holes drilled in it..?
     
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    Gary can u post a pic of your down pipe? i want to do something similar
     
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    pm me u're cell or email, i have a pic on my phone...
     
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  13. Gary Roebuck

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    please bear in mind... one can always drink the same quantity beer in celebration of a job well done as you would have while diy'ing..! :peroni:
     
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    Luckily I don't use alcohol because if I had to drink a beer during all the destroy it yourself(DIY) projects I did in my life there wouldn't be a big enough rehab to sort me out.:stuart::stuart::stuart:
     
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    hahaha... rehab is for quitters! :peroni:
     
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