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04-03-2011, 04:14 PM
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I was all set to drill my tank and I started thinking about the return line in relation to the overflow. I just want to make sure but you want to have the return lines higher than the water level in the overflow teeth so that if there is a power failure it doesn't start draining down the returns right? Tryin to drill today ASAP so any help would be great.

(Center gl*******s overflow with dual returns on either side)
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04-03-2011, 06:14 PM
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I was all set to drill my tank and I started thinking about the return line in relation to the overflow. I just want to make sure but you want to have the return lines higher than the water level in the overflow teeth so that if there is a power failure it doesn't start draining down the returns right? Tryin to drill today ASAP so any help would be great.

(Center gl*******s overflow with dual returns on either side)
... or at least at the same level... also if you need to have silent operation you could consider Durso Standpipes ... have look
If you could post a picture of the sketch of your tank, it might help us to help you better...

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04-03-2011, 08:22 PM
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I went ahead a drilled the tank. I was having trouble connecting to MR until now. I hope I did it right!
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04-03-2011, 08:25 PM
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I drilled my return an inch or two high than the overflow hole. Even if you mess up just raise your locline later on so it takes less water down into the sump.
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04-03-2011, 11:51 PM
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Even if you mess up just raise your locline later on so it takes less water down into the sump.

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04-04-2011, 12:15 AM
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Why not just use a check valve?
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04-04-2011, 12:33 AM
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No good Fortune things get hung up in check valves.
 
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No good Fortune things get hung up in check valves.
Wait how does that happen?
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No good Fortune things get hung up in check valves.

Wow, two winners in a row.

Say no to check valves!

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