- Jun 16, 2020
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- New Jersey
Having a durso in the first place seems like a bad idea comparative to other options. That said I work from home and there is someone home 100% of the time at my house so I don't feel too uncomfortable. For me it will be a temporary problem as my wife has given me the go ahead to replace our breakfast bar with a 180. 2 months into the hobby and already planning an upgrade...this may have been a bad idea for my wallet.
I have a basement sump. If the water levels in both the sump and display are correct, the return compartment in the sump will run dry just before the tank overflows. I’ve tested it because this was a fear of mine.
Ok, but the research has been done. So you can disagree, but the results are readily available if you’d like to learn.I'll agree to disagree.
Yeah, I’m not worried about any additional flow reduction either way as I’m trying to dial it back. Just curious and always learningYour worried about the restriction of 90s but putting a valve on your return line to restrict it. Putting a restriction on the return is going to increase the head pressure on the pump which will wear it out faster
Interesting. So that way you still restrict flow to the tank but don’t build up head pressure that can cause the pump to wear out quicker? Would the valve then go off the side going back into the sump and just kept closer to being shut?a different way to controll the flow of the return is to put a t in the line returning to the sump with a valve on it and then adjust how much flow goes to the tank and how much is diverted back to the sump
KInd of the way I intended mine to work in the future. I run This pump my display is a 65 gallon. A bit overkill at the moment so I have it running at half powerwith the ball valve wide open. I have another t and 3/4 nipple in my parts box to add a reactor if needed in the future. figured I could just turn up the pump and close the valve partialy to force backpressure to the reactor if needed in the future. The gate valve on my overflow was to tune the gurgle out which only required a half turn on it (barely any movment/restriction).a different way to controll the flow of the return is to put a t in the line returning to the sump with a valve on it and then adjust how much flow goes to the tank and how much is diverted back to the sump