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post #151 of 231 Old 09-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Leave it dry. You've got plenty of time. See, me.....I woulda waited for the siliceon to dry. Pushing it in, you can tell if its dried on the inside. I woulda run the thing myself. I'm like you guys, I get impatient. Never had any trouble with it though, or else I woulda probably stopped doing it. But, thats me. Make up the water that will go into the tank, that will take a 24hour to mix up.
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post #152 of 231 Old 09-22-2012, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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I know I can't wait to put water in it and turn it on!!!! I'm dying!!!! lolol The waters ready and waiting too. Just watching the glue and silicone dry now.. tick... tock...
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post #154 of 231 Old 09-22-2012, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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AHHHH can I fill it up yet!?!?!? lol
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post #156 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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I had a nightmare last night that the sump couldnt hold the excess water from the overflow D= AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
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post #157 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 01:42 PM


Welp, its alittle tough to explain but, you can adjust how much water goes back into the sump, via the reutrn line and the intake line. The intake line should not be glued, this way yoiu can remove it and put in either a longer line or a shorter line. This will allow yoiu to control how much water goes back to the sump by how far into the water the head goes. Next, there should be a hole drilled into the return line, so that when the water goes below that line it break the syphon, or point the return head just at the water surface, so that its just under the water line. Utilizing both of these options will keep the water in the Sump during a blackout.
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post #158 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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The Stupid bulk head is LEAKING!!! WHY???

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post #159 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Did you overtighten? Most try to tighten the crap out of them and pinch off the gasket. I use silicone on both sides of mine.
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post #160 of 231 Old 09-23-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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I think they werent tight enough. I made three trips to Home Depot trying to find a wrench that fit with no luck! I twisted the pipes enough to where it's not leaking now, but the overflow is only 1/4 full. Do you put the silicone on the glass then screw in the bulkhead? Or screw the bulkheads, then put silicone over them?
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