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Hi everyone,

I’m planning a bean animal backpack overflow on my new build, and also want to include an automatic fleece roller (the only style available here is pictured).

Any suggestions on how to plumb the two return lines from the bean animal into the fleece roller? I’m sure someone must have this setup, and I’d like to understand the optimal solution.

Thanks,

Adam

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Thanks! Normally it would be like that. However, the bean animal design basically has two main overflows (one full siphon below water line, and one open to air at the main water level). Simple diagram attached.

So any thoughts on how to plumb this design into the fleece roller apparatus?

Much appreciated once more!

Adam
 

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The second drain line typically has so little flow that it is not strictly necessary to filter it. The turnover rate between tank and sump will adequately filter the water.
Thanks, this is very helpful. If both lines merge before the filter, would that negatively affect the bean animal function?
 
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Thanks, this is very helpful. If both lines merge before the filter, would that negatively affect the bean animal function?
In my opinion if you join the lines, you lose the benefit of redundancy that separate lines would provide. The single joined line would provide a higher pressure drop and less flow than two separate lines in an emergency or unexpected condition.
 

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Hi everyone,

I’m planning a bean animal backpack overflow on my new build, and also want to include an automatic fleece roller (the only style available here is pictured).

Any suggestions on how to plumb the two return lines from the bean animal into the fleece roller? I’m sure someone must have this setup, and I’d like to understand the optimal solution.

Thanks,

Adam

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Is "D" in the image able to be swapped from one sire to the other? If so, you can make, or possibly buy, a piece similar to it and mount it on the other side of the filter assembly. This would allow one line to go itno one side and thew other into the other side.

Or, if the other side is solid, possibly drill a hole on it to accommodate a fitting (either slip or threaded) and then tie in the secondary drain there.
 
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