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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Woodson Build - Part 11

The next job was to adjust the return pipe.

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It was fine the way it was, but i have since changed my mind several times, and it has now turned out, that the 90deg elbow has put the hose connector in the way of my reactors.

I couldn't just cut it off and put a 90deg bend on and run it flush along the underside of the cabinet, due to the tank connector length and clamp nut.

So i had to make a sort of u-bend to first connect to the vertical pipe and then realign it back up to the underside surface, I don't think this will cause too much of an issue, but may reduce the flow efficiency a little due to the extra drag.

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The u-bend replaces the 90deg and hose connector…

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The pipe is the attached to the underside of the cabinet and runs along the surface then returns to the back wall before eventually dropping down to the return chamber…

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The sump is shown out of position in the last picture as i had slid it along in order to work around the tank connectors…

As a result there is now a nice and neat hard pipe which will connect with a few inches of hose from the pump.

And the reactors now all fit in perfect, and are easy to manoeuvre in and out of the cabinet…

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