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post #1 of 4 Old 05-06-2014, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
Self starting siphon

What is the purpose of the vent? They are quite noisy and I capped the vent on the one I built; it runs faster.

How mush higher than the bottom of the siphon should the exit be?

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-06-2014, 05:10 PM
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What type pf siphon are we talking about here? A overflow? Pictures?

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-07-2014, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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What type pf siphon are we talking about here? A overflow? Pictures?
Overflow for an undrilled tank. Here is a picture.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-07-2014, 10:49 AM
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The air vent is there to prevent possible siphon break.
As far as the placement of the exit as long as t is lower than the intake,the only time I have used this model I had made it as close to the original design as possible.
I presume if you changed its position it would change flow rates and one would want the maximum flow rate.

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