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Old 01/10/2008, 07:06 PM   #1
jawaiianmon
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1/2" bulkheads okay in sump?

Thinking of buying a 55G sump that the owner thinks has two bulkheads that are 1/2" each. If I want to use a Panworld external pump that has specs of 1" input and 1" output, can this sump be of any use to me?
Can I bump up the 1/2" bulkhead to 1" to meet the pump?
Also, any idea why I would want two bulkheads on a sump?

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Old 01/11/2008, 07:41 AM   #2
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I would re drill it and put in a larger bulkhead. How close together are the holes. Personally, I install all SCH80 bulkheads, most of which are 1 1/4". Even my 3/4" PS40 Panworld is fed by a 1 1/4" bulkhead. Not having the appropriate amount of water input can stress a pump.


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Old 01/11/2008, 07:53 AM   #3
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I would re drill it and put in a larger bulkhead. How close together are the holes. Personally, I install all SCH80 bulkheads, most of which are 1 1/4". Even my 3/4" PS40 Panworld is fed by a 1 1/4" bulkhead. Not having the appropriate amount of water input can stress a pump.
Couldn't agree more!! I always bump up my hole openings at least another 1/4". My return pump is a 1"in/1" out. The drain in the sump is 1.5" and necks down to 1" right befoire the pump. Get that sump and open the holes if you have room.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:23 AM   #4
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I appreciate your input. I will check out the sump and hopefully the holes are larger than the owner recalled. Thank you!


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:45 AM   #5
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Sounds like he might have been running 2 smaller pumps instead of 1 larger one.

The sump's acrylic right?


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