Plumming tip for the day

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  1. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Here is a little tip for the day. I run dual durso stand pipes for my drains but they tend to get a little bubbly in the sump. Yes, I could spent a few hour tuning them perfectly to make the air intake perfect, but I found running this does the same thing, and I no longer have to worry about my throttling after shutting off my return.

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  3. Kadoogen

    Kadoogen Flamingo Tongue

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    That is a good design. I think I might steal it for my new setup.
     
  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Man I thought this was a fruit thread.:p
    I love going plumming but hate doing plumbing.:):D
     
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  5. Ballgame

    Ballgame Millepora

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    What does that do?
    I'm with Vinny! For some reason I struggle with the plumbing.
     
  6. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    OK Alex, show us a pic of where it goes/hooks up!
     
  7. Pickupman66

    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    um... missing something here...

    I just got a Durso on my new system. I need to put a tube downthe hole and tune it because the sucking noise in the hole is awful. But down below. I made a newat device to minimize bubbles and the fizzy sound.

    I took the 1" drain, and took a 1" to 2" adapter. then inserted this into a 2" coupler and 7 inches of 2" pipe. Drilled 5 or 6 pinkie sized holes in the adapter part and placed those about 1" above the water line. I routed out the other end of the 1" part fothe adapter so I could push the 1" pipe all the way thru it. it now extends about 1" below the water surface and the 2" part is about 8 inches below water surface.

    this way, no gurgle in the sump and no air restriction for the air that is caught in the downforce.
     
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  9. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Totally another way to do it. For me it was easier just pushing the PVC tees together Less cutting but a little more cost. My durso holes are perfectly silent even on full bore with my Mag12 so I didn't want to mess with them, but the 'fizzy' sounds as you put it was killing me.

    Todd I have this hooked to two 1 inch pond vac blue hoses. I like the look of them and since there is no pressure they do not need to be water tight.

    This is a similar design to how I silence a skimmer output but done vertically instead of horizontally.
     
  10. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    I'm beyond lost.
     
  11. AZDesertRat

    AZDesertRat Giant Squid

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    Look up the Stockman modifications to the Durso standpipe. Its on the same website and works extremely well. I have tried others but keep coming back to the Stockman with an airline stuck in the cap for silence.
     
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