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Unread 03/28/2016, 02:26 PM   #1
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Overflow method?

Has or does anybody run the herbie method on one hole? I don't like the durso method so was considering this method 1-1/2" down pipe with a 3/4 inside pipe for second over flow. Will run a gate valve to control the water so it will trickle in the 3/4 pipe for a backup. Only doing this because my tank only has one hole drilled in the bottom.


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Unread 03/29/2016, 06:39 AM   #2
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Unread 03/29/2016, 07:05 AM   #3
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Whats the question?

There are 4 options on overflows. Single standpipe, exapnding on that is the Durso setup. Improving on the durso you have the herbie method which uses 2 standpipes. And finally you have the definitive setup, the Bean animal which uses 3 standpipes. All 3 methods have an entire thread devoted to them.


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Unread 03/29/2016, 07:15 AM   #4
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This is a herbie method but done with one hole instead of two holes. Two pipes. Outer pipe will be the true siphon, the inside pipe will be the second trickle flow.


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Unread 03/29/2016, 08:09 AM   #5
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Also could have a float switch in main tank if both pipes were to clog it will turn the return pump off.


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Unread 03/29/2016, 10:10 AM   #6
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You need two holes for two drains to use the Herbie method. If you only have one hole you will need to drill a second hole for the second drain line. Yes you can have a float switch to shut off your return pump.


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Unread 03/29/2016, 10:55 AM   #7
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Ok so I'll call it the compact herbie method. Two pipes in one hole. The same concept as a herbie. Controllable and dead silent. Both pipes are ran separate ones just inside the other.


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Unread 03/29/2016, 11:39 AM   #8
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What are the dimensions of the 2 pipes? You should have at a minimum of one inch pipes for both drains depending on tank size. I can't picture how it would work, but if one was a 2 inch and the other a 1 inch, it might work.


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Unread 03/29/2016, 12:25 PM   #9
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Is a 1.5" outside with a 3/4 inside pipe. Even with a 3/4 pipe in the inside pipe I would have more than 900 gph at 14" of head hight on the 1.5 pipe. A 1.5" pipe gph is over 3000gph by itself at 14" head hight.


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