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DonW

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I have two 1 1/2 durso's in my overflows. What is the trick to getting rid of the bubble when they hit the sump. There are so many bubbles they will almost foam. I would like to avoid a felt sock.

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Don
 

jks1

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I couldnt figure a way to get rid of them either , so ended up adding some baffles to the sump to stop them travelling to the return pump.
 

tslawinski

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Don,
I have my hose connected to a "T". Drain hose comes in from the side. One pipe goes up about 8" and is caped with a perforated end cap. The other pipe goes down into the sump and is submerged about 4-6". This gives the bubbles time to escape out the top before the water hits submerged drainpipe. I really works well and as an extra added benefit, the sump flow is much quieter.

Tom
 

mojoreef

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Don heres an idea. You have the pipe coming down from the drain. Right under it put a 2 inch pipe coming up from the bottom of the sump. So the water goes down the drain line and to the bottom of the 2 inch pipe and then travel up between the 1 1/2 and the 2 inch. Make sure you glue a cap to the bottom of the 2 inch pipe.
This makes for a kind of baffle and the force at which the water rises from the 2 inch line pushes the bubbles out on top.

Mike
 

DonW

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mojoreef said:
Don heres an idea. You have the pipe coming down from the drain. Right under it put a 2 inch pipe coming up from the bottom of the sump. So the water goes down the drain line and to the bottom of the 2 inch pipe and then travel up between the 1 1/2 and the 2 inch. Make sure you glue a cap to the bottom of the 2 inch pipe.
This makes for a kind of baffle and the force at which the water rises from the 2 inch line pushes the bubbles out on top.

Mike

That just might work.

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Don
 

big t

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With that idea you could set up a collection cup on that thing and use it as your skimmer.
 
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