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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:38 pm

All Parts are here now BUT the `Inlet` threaded demountable hosetail will not screw into the Sand Filter straight due to the thickness of the threads joining it Twisted Evil


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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:21 am

Herein lies the problem Sad



I need the threaded sections on the `U Bend` in order to be able to remove the Sand Filter to clean it etc ?

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:37 am

How about one of these to join the Sand Filter inlet to the MPFT union Guys ? Will that work do you think ?

http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-mtfp-union_details.htm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Swimming-Pool-Pipe-Fittings-ABS-1-5-Socket-Nipple-MT-/150566930201?pt=UK_Swimming_Pools_Hot_Tubs&hash=item230e7d0719#ht_1254wt_952

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by alank on Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:24 pm

These parts plus a short length of pipe will get you clear of the sand filter.

http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-hex-nipple_details.htm
http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-abs-plain-socket_details.htm
http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-socket-union_details.htm

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:07 pm

alank wrote:These parts plus a short length of pipe will get you clear of the sand filter.

http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-hex-nipple_details.htm
http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-abs-plain-socket_details.htm
http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-socket-union_details.htm

Thank You Sweetie .... I`ve just ordered them Very Happy and will look around the store just in case I`ve forgotten something Rolling Eyes


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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by HAN on Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:06 am

That should sort it chi , Twisted Evil i hope so, must have been a major learning curve for you, knowing how plumbing challenged you are Laughing

U will get there, eventually. Wink please keep us posted ?
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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:01 am

alank wrote:These parts plus a short length of pipe will get you clear of the sand filter.

http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-hex-nipple_details.htm
http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-abs-plain-socket_details.htm
http://www.1st-direct.com/1-534;-socket-union_details.htm

Thank`s again Sweetie Very Happy

Those parts have solved the `Sand Filter` Nightmare Alan .... Very Happy

If we have nice weather tomorrow I will dry fit it all and take more pics Very Happy

I`ll be able to fit the new Bath Suite at this rate Laughing

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by DaveB on Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:35 am

Mio A bath suite is a piece of cake compared to a sand filter. LOL

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:14 pm

DaveB wrote:Mio A bath suite is a piece of cake compared to a sand filter. LOL

I Believe you after configuring this `Fiasco` Dave Laughing

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:24 pm

OK Finally  Rolling Eyes

Whaddaya think of the show so phar  Laughing

I had to use `Fernco`s` both ends of the `one-way-valve` to be able to remove it for cleaning etc ... but will tape all jubilee clips before placing it in the Show Vat  Arrow





Ignore the mess please Guys Embarassed




Close up of the U-Bend  Arrow




The Heavens have just opened ....  Rolling Eyes

Rain yet again !


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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by alank on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:39 pm

Very proffesional Mio, have fun breaking the dry joints Very Happy

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:45 pm

alank wrote:Very proffesional Mio, have fun breaking the dry joints Very Happy

Know what you mean Alan affraid I had to break them several times to get the pressure pipe joins the correct length affraid

Think I`ll give drilling the little tap on to the `U-Bend`a miss and hope no `Air-Locks` ensue affraid

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by HAN on Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:47 pm

Way to go, well done chi Very Happy told ya you would get there in the end. Wink
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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:51 am

HAN wrote:Way to go, well done chi Very Happy told ya you would get there in the end. Wink

Norm`s messages to me on Koiphen previously were to `phear (fear ) no pipe` Laughing which I struggled to comprehend scratch until recently .. AND cannot Thank You Guys enough for your Input throughout this wretched `Plumbing Re-Fit` Thread Twisted Evil

I could NOT have done any of it without all of your support Very Happy Truly ...


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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by DaveB on Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:23 pm

Mio It all looks very professional. look forward to hearing when it is all up and running

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:49 pm

DaveB wrote:Mio It all looks very professional. look forward to hearing when it is all up and running

Thank You Sweetie Smile

I am gradually losing my `Plumbing` Phobia .... and not before time Rolling Eyes

I am fortunate in that the system parameters since decommissioning the `Sand Filter`along with reduced feeding has equaled out /stabilized Dave ... and this TT set up configuration was all that they had during previous Winters .. so No Pressure to install the `Plumbing Upgrade` yet ...

The terrain around the Show Vat is still swamp-like /pot holed with Puppy`s paw prints Twisted Evil which will require leveling and compacting before I can continue ...

Pets hey ? who`d have em .....

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by alank on Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:40 pm

I will be interested in how the BD works as I may do something similar on out QT.

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Post by Admin on Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:55 am

alank wrote:I will be interested in how the BD works as I may do something similar on out QT.

Alan ...

I plumbed an RBD directly to outlet in one of my IBC QT`s which worked perfectly Very Happy the bottom was `spotless` more-so whilst aerated ...

Look carefully in this clip and you will see the `AIR` Disc I glued on to the top of it Very Happy



Any surplus air stones etc will draw detritus away from it though .....

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:57 pm

I`m looking forward to re-visiting this Plumbing Project once the Weather is clement enough Very Happy

I will probably move the Koi into the Temp Pool to complete it all Very Happy

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by DaveB on Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:26 am

I bet you are begining to enjoy these projects now that you are becoming an expert at plumbing.

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Post by Admin on Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:30 am

DaveB wrote:I bet you are begining to enjoy these projects now that you are becoming an expert at plumbing.

I`m Delighted I can Plumb now Dave Shocked ... Convincing myself I was incapable of tackling such for yrs was `Self Defeating` with Hindsight Embarassed All Kudos to yourself and Alank INPUT which inspired a newfound confidence in myself re Plumbing Very Happy ...

Thank You both for ALL of your patience and Support

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Moving the Babes

Post by Admin on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:12 pm

I will be setting up the Pool today in prep for moving the Babes in a bid to complete the `Plumbing` Upgrade Very Happy

Looking forward to the results .... Very Happy

Once again Thank You for all your input in this thread Guys Very Happy

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by DaveB on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:05 pm

Hope all goes well . Good Luck

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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:51 am

The Plumbing Re-Fit has finally been completed .... HOORAY ! Very Happy

Sand Filter now connected to the heater , then Giant TT which I Blitzed clean, pressure washed all the Lava Rock , and replaced the Filter Media sacks and wool pad prior to re-connecting .... Very Happy

The Lowara Pump is brilliant Very Happy

Twas Hot enough to Sunbathe hear today Guys ... Hope the Weather was as Fab for you sunny



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Re: Plumbing Re-Fit

Post by Admin on Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:54 pm

I am toying with replacing the Koi Show Vat with this prior to the `New Pond Build`.


http://www.ponds4fish.co.uk/shop/round-rigid-pond-liners/

Sinking it into the ground to whatever depth I can achieve before hitting the sewage system ...

I would however still need to retain the Lowara Pump above water ... which will be serviced via an in ground BD along a horizontal length of pipe bending upwards toward the pump ....

How much of an angle would I need for best pump performance ?

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