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How do I make a herbie overflow.

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I will 3D print one and try it out. I also made a mini strainer in which I drilled holes in the pvc, and then drilled a hole in the cap. Will it be more quiet than that?
 
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No, that sounds more like a durso. Herbie is completely different. 1 hole is full siphon under water so zero noise controlled with a gate valve to the level of the 2nd hole (emergency drain) so that is just a trickle.
Whenever I try to control the level of water going down it slows down to much and then enters the emergency. Will it be easier with the herbie.
 

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Just to clarify, the herbie is something like this, attached to a small piece of pvc.

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No that’s just a snail guard lol. Herbie is two drains. One primary that gets the majority of the flow, and a emergency that handles the flow if the primary gets clogged. You can tune the primary drain with a good gate valve to make it near silent.
 
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No that’s just a snail guard lol. Herbie is two drains. One primary that gets the majority of the flow, and a emergency that handles the flow if the primary gets clogged. You can tune the primary drain with a good gate valve to make it near silent.
So I already have a herbie? I just have a marine depot overflow box.
 

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I have a ball valve on mine and highly recommend you get a gate valve. Luckily, I have an Asahi ball valve, so it works fine. Just can take a while to dial in at times.
 

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