Sump Flow Direction

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  1. RiaanP

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    Left to Right
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    This is just something that amuses my mind a bit. I know this is useless thread and useless info, as sump direction do not have anything to do with doing what it should do. But

    Almost all sump setups, water enters at the left, and return pump is at the right. Is it because we read left to right?

    Mine is left to right, and yours?
     
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  3. Drk

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    mine enters right and return pumps left.

    i saw it from somebody and build it that way around it think this is the biggest reason you see you build
     
  4. Slummies

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    r-left:)
     
  5. Sentari

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    I think its all got to do with your sump.

    Skimmer - DSB - Return

    Hence the overflow goes on the left and the return from the sump is on the right.
     
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    Right to left. The other way around does not look right to me. Dont know why, it just doesn't.
     
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    Right to left and it seems to work
     
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    at this moment R - L rules
     
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    right to left
     
  10. magman

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    L-R, the overflow was determined by where the DT was positioned in the house, overflow on the back left.
     
  11. Slummies

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    throw this in the mix:

    Which side is the right hand side?? the side on right when LOOKING at the tank or the side on the right when the tank is facing you??? hmmm
     
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    Lol, you always get one don't you ? I'm right to left, shortest route for the return pump to the tank entry.
     
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    Looking at the tank, same as looking at a wall unit.;)
     
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    Left rear to front and then to right rear
     
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