Thinking of replumbing.

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  1. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

    Feb 21, 2013
    Canton OH
    So I have been thinking of replumbing my sump area for a while now and basically just don't know how to go about starting the process.

    My drain line runs right into one side of my sump and i was thinking of changing my sump to where i would use a manifold. In order to add this i would need to be able to "glue" new pipe onto the existing drain but then i am without filtration for however long it takes for the glue to cure and become non toxic.

    I know this kind of thing is done all the time but i just don't know how to proceed with it.

    Any suggestions, threads, or articles on this subject would be a great help.

    One other thing, Is it just me or does there need to be a subforum on here for all the plumbing questions?
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  3. AnotherMike

    AnotherMike Fire Worm

    Jan 29, 2015
    How big is your system? I'm generally very cautious when it comes to contaminants and my system, but one area I have been fairly cavalier is plumbing on the fly. My system is around 330 gallons so in your example I would build the manifold and when that was cleaned and ready I would cut and replace waiting maybe 30 min before turning the system back on. A drain line is not under pressure and would not worry about getting a full cure like I would on a return line. The only worry is the limited amount of chemicals that may leach in that short of a time. I am by no way saying this is right or wrong, but I have done this many many times on my system without any impact.
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  4. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

    Oct 24, 2010
    Dunnellon, Florida
    The glue dries fairly quickly. Just run fresh carbon and wait as long as you can to restart.
    Fwiw i was a plumber
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