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Clowning_Around
05/30/2017, 11:14 AM
So I've begun the journey of entering the fish aquariums again, specifically saltwater. I've recently purchased a 75 gallon tank and have just completed my do stand posted here:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2638512

I've started some plumbing last night as well as a diy glass 20g sump tank yesterday that needs to cure for 72 hrs. I'll post some on that once I sort the photos. In the interim below is a photo of it's current state:

I've also begun planning my complete livestock list which I'll post in follow-up once I retrieve it from my notes.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170530/28f95cb6c2ca39e0e937730a29a06575.jpg

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spbk84
05/31/2017, 11:41 AM
looks good!

lizri
05/31/2017, 12:18 PM
That stand looks great!

Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 08:00 AM
Thanks!

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Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 08:08 AM
My diy sump is complete and passed my chamber leak tests [emoji3] https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/28a361b5f376ac668e1b8d37c4e020a8.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/5a8f155c8a0cb681cd6d9f5486ec50df.jpg

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Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 08:12 AM
I used a 20gallon long from PetSmart, actually I used two of them. They had a 30%off your pick special so the tanks where a little over 20 a piece. I bought the second to harvest the glass to make my baffles which was alot less than what the glass shops around town wanted. Be warned though, if you borrow my idea it's a bit of extra effort.

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Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 08:30 AM
I've been busy. I've made my own overflow with a weir PVC pipe. That was a fun little challenge to cut but I think it turned out great.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/c5c876874f7e818e69cd0daf6d77ed06.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/745605d42a2987900c49ed6f433f07d5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/23f8bbea58b3d070e537fb6dd9328c94.jpg

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Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 11:25 AM
Here's a few more pics of the progress inside my stand and my external plumbing complete, minus of course my loc-line sitting in the tank obviously :). I also added a mid rail support member for peace of mind for any outward load/ bowing forces and torsion resistance. Next up is cable management and my DIY skimmer.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/cc7faa85d589ea4cc4ae9fb5297b69ad.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/466c38bd8010e723fce150b0d26e33fd.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/c61460cf0ae9e67a0b05202e42ebef91.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/f06517613b31fea4300d62628c9eef1d.jpg

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Frank H
06/04/2017, 12:17 PM
Nice work on that overflow. Looks legit!

Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 05:57 PM
GFCI check, Leveling done also! Make leveling shims out of 1/8in alum plates and adhered them together and with the leg bottoms as needed. On a side note I decided against my diy skimmer and opted to order one it should be in next week. So now I get to start washing my pool filter sand and faux coral decor for my FO tank. I might even fill'er tonight and just start circulating the water. This is fun!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/21a4e27e5056b213f87984a0b45592b0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/61fff3823badf41c21efbf0c1f453b47.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/feb0997f30b0e6f8849216b46b6fde08.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170604/a08216134211c73af3082eb5e7e68486.jpg

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Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 11:21 PM
Ewww who knew pool filter sand could be so sorry, bit then it gets better...

I used a 5gal poly paint strainer which seemed to help.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170605/2f85f46af5918ac5af4fe9d86e079b86.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170605/4439dbe369ced2e5945ecc3a44180312.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170605/75e8ffc3aee7efc9e21f20c214ef3144.jpg

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Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 11:22 PM
Yay, water finally!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170605/071b495905702b362092eb1f73f57c0f.jpg

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Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 11:23 PM
Up and running, time to add the goodies to get things goinghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170605/c5e0d2f51239186a5bdbfb866b5fa543.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170605/3ba2b63a5035c8f7b768b212b9502804.jpg

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Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 11:24 PM
Lol it looks like it just snowed in there.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170605/4edd0442cc6b1cf62c1d473ab3b8ee3c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170605/0577614ee0c5136b5bf21a225e8de5b8.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170605/b5eb003f55dd3178a262a302976ee942.jpg

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Clowning_Around
06/04/2017, 11:25 PM
I'll swap the bulb to n actinic when I get some swimmers in there.

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Clowning_Around
07/23/2017, 04:07 PM
Decided to redo my sump. Was able to get a good deal on a used 40g breeder tank localy. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/64f75850bdc7d8794401117c484f2542.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/3fe8fe9dfc12419a4d8ba9f2c155cbd7.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/cc4849a8a162eda0f68cbe6ea21921ce.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/58fd03be738f35dad8f0b23566310d90.jpg

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SFish
07/23/2017, 05:07 PM
I could be wrong but aren't those types of overflows notorious for failing? Nice build by the way.

Clowning_Around
07/24/2017, 09:14 AM
Thankyou. I did the overflow without full due dilligence on my part. Its been up and running for 2 months now with no hickup and autorestarts like a champ. Still I dont have the warm and fuzzies about it escpecially long term once the inner slime builds as well as trapped gasses. So I am in the process of redoing my overflow as well, just been having to prioritize and await parts, etc. I will be doing a bean overflow with a full tank width weir.

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SFish
07/24/2017, 12:50 PM
Oh I see your going to change the overflow. The sump looks good.

ifarmer
07/27/2017, 05:56 PM
Great start.
You might want to give your drain/overflow a second thought.
Its going to flood your house soon or later. I would be very caution about it.
I would look into getting a reliable overflow box or have the tank drill.


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Clowning_Around
07/27/2017, 06:06 PM
Great start.
You might want to give your drain/overflow a second thought.
Its going to flood your house soon or later. I would be very caution about it.
I would look into getting a reliable overflow box or have the tank drill.


Sent from my GT-I9192 using TapatalkIm actually drilling this weekend, i just picked up a temporary 100g tank so i can store my water while i replumb everything.

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Clowning_Around
07/29/2017, 07:11 PM
No turning back now, 1 hole down, 2 to go

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Clowning_Around
07/29/2017, 07:20 PM
Pics inprogresshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170730/60742a66807ef81a81dbfb40d14582fa.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170730/c1d73fa6a43b61d4f013d57709121947.jpg

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Clowning_Around
07/29/2017, 09:29 PM
Holes turned out good i thinkhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170730/32d803221a2afe96468d5d3458c3411a.jpg

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SFish
07/29/2017, 10:53 PM
Looks good

Clowning_Around
07/30/2017, 08:41 AM
Looks goodThanks today will be the weir and overflow box., I'll post pics :)

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Clowning_Around
07/30/2017, 06:18 PM
Overflow box part one done, awaiting cure.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170730/16c0f0fd4036e39cffb243d21fd23146.jpg

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Clowning_Around
07/30/2017, 07:54 PM
Roughing up my acrylics sealant edgeshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/d969c435926ed36078d3be3faf6af605.jpg

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Clowning_Around
07/30/2017, 07:55 PM
Weir sealant in progresshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/80086d9a8441638f69881c30c487a5fc.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/42135783fe30c958bdda969b628e14d9.jpg

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Clowning_Around
07/30/2017, 07:55 PM
End results, awaiting cure...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/bc5ee296269131aa99c9ea01bb773202.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170731/6bf5cd8616b76f766cb1c8cdf40a20de.jpg

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Clowning_Around
07/31/2017, 08:07 PM
Tonight, I proceeded with installing my overflow box, its all shaping up nicely. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/6bcd2eaa9f0784fd70c7ee22516bf378.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/866d2346e0ffb59ff57686771d266c5d.jpg

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Clowning_Around
08/02/2017, 07:35 PM
Painting timehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170803/8a38b88cb3cd511a8b54c343418f74b4.jpg

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Clowning_Around
08/02/2017, 08:02 PM
First coat on....https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170803/3e073c46fbff0fa77e45e15670652c1d.jpg

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Clowning_Around
08/13/2017, 09:16 PM
Was able to get to some of the new plumbing, not complete but a good bit of progress nonetheless. And boy is it tight quarters with this 40Breeder, so careful assembly /tolerances are making it go so slow but I want to keep as much of the little workspace that I have left useable. Here's some progress picshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170814/d478c5b4df7cbc67fc318b3c56721438.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170814/6f411bc10337dad95e4745678065665c.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170814/ca6a389a56899946274057889a7d3117.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170814/cfb56993a8820bd92de4eae1520bea50.jpg

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homer1475
08/15/2017, 06:50 AM
Nice build and great DIY skills!!!

It always kills me when I see nice pristine white plumbing and purple primer running all over it. I often wonder if people realize they make clear primer and glue?

Clowning_Around
08/15/2017, 07:42 AM
Nice build and great DIY skills!!!

It always kills me when I see nice pristine white plumbing and purple primer running all over it. I often wonder if people realize they make clear primer and glue?Thanks.

I suspect many are not aware of the clear primer, I know it was quite some time before I became aware of it. I chuck that one up to availability or I should say lack thereof at homedepot/lowes/similar. I wasn't concerned with it on mine knowing that, I'll be painiting all the exposed plumbing black(the bulkhead connections are just dry fit at the moment). I'm wanting the rear plumbing to just disappear in the shadow once I reposition the system back in its home. I expect I'll be able to paint the later part of this week, weather permitting. I'll be sure to post some updated photos once complete.

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homer1475
08/15/2017, 07:46 AM
If your painting the plumbing then no big deal. :thumbsup:

It's just something I notice in almost all build threads.

Clowning_Around
08/15/2017, 11:36 AM
If your painting the plumbing then no big deal. [emoji106]

It's just something I notice in almost all build threads.Yea that would drive me nuts if I left it like that and my wife probably would make me get rid of it [emoji14]

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BlackburnD
08/16/2017, 07:33 AM
Looks good. Legit skills with DIY. That sump looks awesome, and the overflow turned out good.

Clowning_Around
08/16/2017, 06:50 PM
Looks good. Legit skills with DIY. That sump looks awesome, and the overflow turned out good.Thanks. I still have plans to make a small black acrylic overflow lid but other items are taking priority at the moment obviously.

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Clowning_Around
08/16/2017, 06:52 PM
I started painting my plumbing tonight. Its funny, it looks like some odd abstract art exhibit. Funnier thing is I guess it is by virtue of posting it here...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170816/0b8e3b6049ef7adb600a11fa17f82a64.jpg


And yea I know I should pribably have been cutting my grass before the painting lol, it can wait til' the weekend [emoji12]

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SFish
08/17/2017, 04:13 AM
So question for you are bonding all the pipes before you paint them?

Clowning_Around
08/17/2017, 07:41 AM
So question for you are bonding all the pipes before you paint them?Yes, I did, except for the final bulkhead connection which is already primed and taped off. I also didn't want the ends down in my sump painted - in case I want to scrub buildup and salt creep later/ not worry about paint chips or scratchs. So I bagged and taped those portions as well.The other exception is my top screw on caps I kept them separate since they are removable, I taped the male and female threads for the portion that engages. Below is a picture of the caps (with my support brackets) being painted separately. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170817/87d4f23b62c8d80ba51daf72fda94a5e.jpg

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Clowning_Around
08/17/2017, 07:50 AM
By the way, I'm using metal electrical conduithangers for my pipe supports (pictured above). These work great, they are sturdy, inexpensive, and easy to install+adjust, plus i really like that they are low profile. I just had to plan my pipes offset location from the back of my tank/ stand so to ensure the pipe sections landed in the slot once mounted to my stand. I used these in my first overflow sand return line as well, however I picked this set up from HD instead of Lowe's, I like them better. The one side is threaded so there's no loose nut to loose, just simply thread the bolt in. Which I find highly useful in these tight quarters. I also used larger ones inside my stand tomount my Aqua Ultraviolet Advatage UV sterlizer, it had a tapered body and no mounting hardware provided which was my biggest complaint but I digress, the clamps worked great one the tapered body amd offer easy removal.

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Clowning_Around
08/18/2017, 09:59 PM
So back too the question of bonding before I painted and my comment on select areas being taped off. Here's a pic of one of the finished sections with the tape removed ready to be installed:https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170819/caece09e811b8cc07d887062954a3131.jpg

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SFish
08/20/2017, 04:10 PM
Very clean. The valves didn't stick because of the paint?

Clowning_Around
08/20/2017, 11:05 PM
Very clean. The valves didn't stick because of the paint?Thanks. I'll try and get a close up shot of one spot to clarify before I complete the install, this weekend didnt allow for much progress. Basically because of how its constructed the two pieces of pvc don't connect / are separated enough such that the paint doesn't bridge the gap thereby not sticking when the handle turns. The union is basically the same, just had to be careful to not go heavy handed so no runs our excess built up at the joints, a light dusting was all that was needed anyway.

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homer1475
08/21/2017, 05:54 AM
I would think with spray paint, it's such a thin coat that even if you did paint the handle shut/open, it wouldn't take much effort to break the paint seal.

FWIW, if those are CEPEX valves(they look to be) they can be taken completely apart and painted without the fear of the paint mucking up the works.

Still in awe of your awesome DIY skills. :thumbsup:

Clowning_Around
08/21/2017, 07:22 PM
Thanks. I'll try and get a close up shot of one spot to clarify before I complete the install, this weekend didnt allow for much progress. Basically because of how its constructed the two pieces of pvc don't connect / are separated enough such that the paint doesn't bridge the gap thereby not sticking when the handle turns. The union is basically the same, just had to be careful to not go heavy handed so no runs our excess built up at the joints, a light dusting was all that was needed anyway.

Sent from my SM-G930P using TapatalkHere's the close up photo I mentioned earlier. I was hoping to be able to get a better image of the joint but it just keeps up ending in the shadow. I also included two closeups of the union as it was painted in place as one and then another pic with it opened for the pic.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170822/be1042e37ee253e6fd49aa7c12def7c3.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170822/7ffb81ed599a0f5c81b26e466e7ed7a0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170822/930c740a49c72be0ec0dc53b510ac45e.jpg

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Clowning_Around
08/21/2017, 07:24 PM
I would think with spray paint, it's such a thin coat that even if you did paint the handle shut/open, it wouldn't take much effort to break the paint seal.

FWIW, if those are CEPEX valves(they look to be) they can be taken completely apart and painted without the fear of the paint mucking up the works.

Still in awe of your awesome DIY skills. [emoji106]Yes it's the type that could be taken apart but no need with use of the spray paint.

And thanks again for the compliment on the DIY skills.

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SFish
08/21/2017, 09:17 PM
Thanks

I'm probably going to try and paint my PVC soon.

Clowning_Around
08/21/2017, 09:22 PM
Thanks

I'm probably going to try and paint my PVC soon.Cool, let me know if your curious about any other specifics I cam help with.

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d0ughb0y
08/21/2017, 09:31 PM
What paint did you use to paint the pvc?
It looks very nice.

Clowning_Around
08/21/2017, 09:40 PM
What paint did you use to paint the pvc?
It looks very nice.Thanks. For the interior I used Krylon fusion for plastics (online avail mainly). For the external plumbing i used rustoleum's painters 2X (HD carries). The later product covering much better, a single coat was enough but I applied a second with some touchup. The Fusion took many coats, you habe to be careful to avoid rins b/c it gors pn watery looking. It probably took 4 coats. The sheen is in my opinion what makes it look good for this application I used a flat finish. Satin wpuld be the highest I would use bit prefer the flat. If you want the shinny or plastic look you can go with rhe glosses but remeber it doesnt hide imperfections aswell instead it will more likely raise attention to them.

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d0ughb0y
08/21/2017, 10:43 PM
By interior do you mean pvc pipes that are in saltwater ?

Clowning_Around
08/22/2017, 07:18 AM
By interior do you mean pvc pipes that are in saltwater ?Yes, specifically rhe ones inside my overflow box in this case. Shown in first pic of post 34 of this thread.

Here ya go:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25179323

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Clowning_Around
08/22/2017, 07:57 AM
I had totally forgot to update my new return lol. Gicen the tight quarters under the stand I opted to place the check valve on the vertical behind the tank. Its not what I w poo uld have wanted ideally but I think it turned out ok for being externalhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170822/6c29d64a46841a8b1aa953ae2f3c13ea.jpg

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d0ughb0y
08/22/2017, 09:25 AM
Yes, specifically rhe ones inside my overflow box in this case. Shown in first pic of post 34 of this thread.

Here ya go:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25179323

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did you sand the pvc before painting?
any reason you did not use the HD paint on internal?
I know krylon fusion is tried and true for internal.
I once used Valspar (the brand HD sold many years ago) because I cannot find Krylon locally. Can says won't chip, but everything chipped away eventually on a fitting in saltwater. Not sure if its because I did not sand down the pvc, or the paint just can't handle saltwater.

Clowning_Around
08/22/2017, 10:03 AM
I had krylon and recalled it being tested by many, so I elected to use it. I have had the 2X product in water as well but not for any long term exposure (beyond 2 mos.). As for sanding the pipe, I did not with these paint products as both are made to bond with plastic. If you use something other test on scrap pipe as well as fitting, given they have different surface characteristics and some paints will just want to run and/or not cover well.

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SFish
08/22/2017, 08:34 PM
So I was thinking to paint my 45's 90's T's ect a different color from the pipe. What's the best way to block off the inside of the fittings? Also I assume I wouldn't want the part of the pipe that goes into the fitting to be painted right? Any idea of how to figure that out?

Thanks

Clowning_Around
08/22/2017, 11:09 PM
So I was thinking to paint my 45's 90's T's ect a different color from the pipe. What's the best way to block off the inside of the fittings? Also I assume I wouldn't want the part of the pipe that goes into the fitting to be painted right? Any idea of how to figure that out?

ThanksWell a couple thoughts on that.

First if you prepaint, when you make the connections the primer n solvent will mess up the area it comes in contact with. Even if you keep the solvent job precise and clean, when you push them onto the pipe at best case /the least you will probably have a little disturbed finish at the fittings edge face, so be careful with that.

So if you look back art mine i did this but just not with different colors ay my pupe to bulkhead connections. I preprimed the pipe and let it dry. Then i masked it off with tape before painting the nearby surface, you can do the same with your pipe insert portions. As for the fittings, you could tape those off but i have another idea i like better. Get a scrap piece of pipe n dry fit it in the fitting, paint say 70% of that piece so that you can still grab the one side. Remove the dry fit scrap while the paint is wet and prop/ hang the fitting from the unpainted side. Rinse and repeat with all fittings and then hit the other sides up the following day after the first half is dry so you can yank on its side. Make sense?

Now for the easy way :) how many colors you want to use, 2 , 3, 4 whatever - ill assume you want to do sometging complex for the example, say a different color coding for each fitting type - the easy, here ya go. Start with whichever color you have as the dominant amount of area coverage, depending on assembly but I'll presume straight pipe. Go ahead and glue it all up. Next after its cured! (don't paint wet solvent, it will effect the paints cure negatively) go ahead and paint all the areas that get the dominant paint and not worry about overspray (except for anything not ultimately getting painted, go ahead and take that up completely first). Now let that dry. Now tape off the portions to remain that color. Paint the next dominant color on the respective portions, again not worrying about overspray . Rinse and repeat these steps until all colors are painted, just keep painting over the old over sprays of the prior color as needed. At some point you will need to decide on painting a particular color against how many fitting you have in thay color vs a more difficult tape job, say a valve for example. Once all painting is done and dry remove all painters tape to reveal your rainbow :), err i mean plumbing art. This eliminates the hiccup I first mentioned about the solvent n portions messing up connections after painting.

I do recommend you do some test with scrap pipe and a couple cheap elbows before proceeding with your good plumbing.

Ok so the fun warning language - proceed at your own risk I'm not responsible for your following and/or not following these suggestions, there you've been warned :)

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SFish
08/23/2017, 08:04 PM
Thanks

I'll give that a try

SFish
08/24/2017, 01:27 AM
Did a first spray on a test piece. Going to try a 2nd color on it tomorrow.

Clowning_Around
08/24/2017, 06:13 AM
Cool

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SFish
08/24/2017, 01:10 PM
I have to say i'm bit surprised how easy it was to paint the pvc. I was thinking it would be more of a PIA.

Clowning_Around
08/24/2017, 01:59 PM
I have to say i'm bit surprised how easy it was to paint the pvc. I was thinking it would be more of a PIA.Glad its working out for you :)

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Clowning_Around
08/28/2017, 12:47 PM
Okay back to my rebuild, I made a good bit of progress this weekend. I even was able to get my stored water back up and running. Here comes the photos.

Built a makeshift cable rack out of spanning zip ties (top right of pic) hidden behind my stands top horizontal member for chords on equipment that needs periodic removal for cleaninghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170828/21d98b05aa1525ca28af9d4880986351.jpg

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Clowning_Around
08/28/2017, 12:50 PM
Im happy with how my chord management turned out. I also added some roofimg panels for lid sections on my sump.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170828/231ff2d0cc31f3c80cadafb57dfe0ed2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170828/19683b3c0270996749fb030749e1a835.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170828/93c054be64a8e8a2a36bf5f27038c3bb.jpg

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Clowning_Around
08/28/2017, 12:56 PM
I created a lid for my overflow box out of some spare black acrylic. Given it was thin, I added some ribs on the underside to act as both stops for it to remain in place but also as support. Then I slapped on a small piece of spare 1/2 in acrylic I had. I sanded it for the frosted look to match my DT's rear plastic cutout inserts.

P.S. I noticed after it all I had my air valve cap on my siphon instead of open channel lol doh, easy enough adjustment though, a simple flip.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170828/17e4de3117367b6f85d0ba2b8b2e1fd3.jpg

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Clowning_Around
08/28/2017, 01:02 PM
Heres my last pics before I placed it back into position and into service again. Everything leak tested oit with flying colors THANK GOODNESS! Tonight I'll prov2eed with the valve adjustment, baffle adjustment and skimmer height.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170828/95df60b47d9d42b6a9cb3feb4b8350ae.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170828/729dca3bb80bce9ab742fd5fe7328991.jpg

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d0ughb0y
08/29/2017, 10:05 AM
looking good!

I spray painted my pvc using the home depot stuff. It looked glossy while still wet, but looks flat when it dried. I just used it even for the parts that will go into water (just the 2 street elbows of the return output).

question on your filter sock holder. did you use acrylic or glass? can you post more detailed (close up) pics if that's not too much trouble? does the drain pipe section go all the way down to the bottom of the sump? I'm just wondering if it accumulates detritus in that section, it may be hard to reach to clean. I like that design that you can switch socks without turning off the pump.

thanks

Clowning_Around
08/29/2017, 11:37 AM
looking good!

I spray painted my pvc using the home depot stuff. It looked glossy while still wet, but looks flat when it dried. I just used it even for the parts that will go into water (just the 2 street elbows of the return output).

question on your filter sock holder. did you use acrylic or glass? can you post more detailed (close up) pics if that's not too much trouble? does the drain pipe section go all the way down to the bottom of the sump? I'm just wondering if it accumulates detritus in that section, it may be hard to reach to clean. I like that design that you can switch socks without turning off the pump.

thanksThanks. Ill try to get another photo or two of the feed and sock area. I use a piece of 1/2 in acrylic for the sock tray. I opted for this given the constant working with factor, the proximity of holes I desired, cutting of the holes themselves and the fact that I had spare 1/2in acrylic on hand. As for my drain pipes I have three (bean). The wmwrgency is held bout an inch above the tray so If anything comes thru it, it will be obvious. The other two are just below the tray / water surface to reduce back pressure on the siphon restart process. I havent obviously been running it long enough to state for sure about buildup but I will say I highly suspect not given the intense flow i see in this part of the sump. If it did i can unscrew the siphons union and slip the pipe out of the way and reaxh my hand inside (i sized it for such, although wish I had made it a tad bigger, the pipes are a tight fit ).

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Clowning_Around
08/30/2017, 11:58 AM
It's hard to get a decent picture, here's the best of the ones I snapped.

So you know for the acrylic tray, I first created a shelf/ lip for it using various segments of 1/4 glass underneath via silicone. Thisallowed me to provide adequate gaps for expansion around the perimeter whike it was just laid in a need of sealant as opposed to being supported and attached to the glass sidewalls. This served two purposes, i don't have to worry about cracking from the acrylic expansion/ swelling or the typical concern of weak silicone connection between acrylic and glass. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/e18c54b430e2cee0eb1cab143e38f470.jpg

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d0ughb0y
08/30/2017, 12:05 PM
thanks.

d0ughb0y
09/10/2017, 11:33 AM
Question, do you hear water splashing sound when water flows into the filter sock?



The reason I ask is I just built one and it makes a loud water splashing sound.



https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170910/9c7b7c0ba6fd561d9cc3c90089d2181f.jpg



I then checked how it is done on trigger systems sumps and eshopps 3rd gen sumps, and they all come with a cover that completely covers the drain pipes and socks. I can see why that is needed now and just want to know if your experience is the same.



I'll add a cover to my sock holder and see if it helps.



this is a short video, you can hear water splashing sound
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wv2E_iBjOuM?rel=0&amp;controls=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Clowning_Around
09/13/2017, 10:04 PM
Question, do you hear water splashing sound when water flows into the filter sock?



The reason I ask is I just built one and it makes a loud water splashing sound.



https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170910/9c7b7c0ba6fd561d9cc3c90089d2181f.jpg



I then checked how it is done on trigger systems sumps and eshopps 3rd gen sumps, and they all come with a cover that completely covers the drain pipes and socks. I can see why that is needed now and just want to know if your experience is the same.



I'll add a cover to my sock holder and see if it helps.



this is a short video, you can hear water splashing sound
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wv2E_iBjOuM?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>I don't have that noise but also my water doesn't fall through the sock but rather it flows through it. Meaning my water level at the outlet side of my socks is high up on the socks themselves, so really theres no opportunity for splashing given muy sumps chamber height.

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