Need Ideas after big over sight

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  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is another great Idea. But sound expensive. But again it would be the safest.

    Ok I'm going to look for both Check Valve and solenoid

    J
     
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    [quote author=Matt Rogers link=board=DIY;num=1084197969;start=0#9 date=05/10/04 at 17:07:45]Wow, guess that would work too! Nice John.[/quote]

    Thanks Matt, I guess you could also connect the solenoids to some sort of float ( or flow ) switch to take care of pump failures etc ( non power issues )

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    Do you think that this will work?
     
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    Just a thought? :-/ I don't know what exactly you are working with
     
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    Should work fine, you would just need to put a bend in the small piece of tubing ( at least 90o ) or you could end up with a bit of a fountain :)

    But just thinking a bit further, it would still allow the water to run down the return pipe, wouldn't it?


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    Like I said just a thought :-/ Not a very well thought out thought but a thought ;D :-[
     
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    [quote author=Jason McKenzie link=board=DIY;num=1084197969;start=0#10 date=05/10/04 at 17:13:00]That is another great Idea.  But sound expensive.  But again it would be the safest.

    Ok I'm going to look for both Check Valve and solenoid

    J[/quote]

    Jason,

    Have you considered using the return holes for a closed loop system instead?

    John
     
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    Ya that was also suggested. The tank is only a 40G and I was attempting to eliminate the need for power heads and what not. to create a closed loop and have returns may be over kill. But it's looking more and more like I made a huge mistake.

    I'm trying to get my head around Flech's Idea. It has also been suggested but If I were to run a air line to the surface and 90 it would that be enough to break the siphon. Or would there be well aerated water all over my floor?
     
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    Fletch what software do you use to make your diagrams?

    J