How to Properly Plumb the Shadow® Overflow System

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  1. mixer911

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    Here is a short video showing you How to Properly Plumb the Shadow® Overflow System. This is the first video showing you the initial plumbing. We will also have some more videos coming that will go into detail on how to plumb the internal plumbing on the exterior box.

     
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    Is there a reason you don't use pvc primer?
     
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    Yes, the companies that manufacturer the pvc glues/primers advise against using primer on ABS plastics. Our rear fittings are ABS so we do not recommend using primer on it.
     
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    Would using 12" pipe to the first unions be okay? I just have to clear my stand and need about 11 1/2" total.
     
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    @minus9 yes technically any length is fine. We just chose 4" as it makes it a little more compact.
     
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    Got it, thanks!
     
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    Love this overflow, love this customer service
     
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    Here's an option. Consider using "threaded" unions. Those unions are pricy. If you ever need to take them apart and move/adjust the piping, you just unscrew the unions and then can reuse them. Here's a pic from my setup. Hope this helps a bit. Cheers!
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    Nice job!
     
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    threaded unions have a higher potential of leaking now?
    do you use the plumbers tape in there? or something else?
     
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    Nice! I might use them right before the sump. That would be the only place that would ever change in the future. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    perfect... if that prevents leaks, i would MUCH rather use threaded ones... you can actually UNSCREW and re use if needed.
    the glue ones are always a hit/miss for me with leaking. hate it

    thanks for the input.
     
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