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one more question about my sump
Old 08-07-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
 
one more question about my sump

ok i have one more question about my sump before i get started. how do i know the amount of water being returned to the display is the same amount as being syphoned out of the tank???
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
 
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What is your syphon rated for? What is your pump rated for?
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:19 PM   #3
 
well the pump is a 950 GPH pump and i'm not sure about the syphon. its a single drain thing. just one pipe. the guy at the shop said the pump should be fine for single draining syphonsl.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:57 PM   #4
 
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Do you have the model number of the syphon? Most likely the syphon should be able to handle a 950 GPH, but just in case, put a ball valve on the pump to control its output.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:19 PM   #5
 
i have one. i believe, sorry i hate to embarras myself but i'm newDX. isn't that the little handle that controlls the output on the return pipe?
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:02 PM   #6
 
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Yes. That's it. Does it control the flow? It might take some fine tuning, but the siphon should flow in tune with the pump.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:20 PM   #7
 
true. i'll turn it on later and keep track of the water levels and turn it as needed.
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