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    I refuse to drill a hole

    It would probs make things so much easier, but I refuse to drill a hole in my drum lol.


    Anyhow here is what I've done as I wasn't happy with the 1st effort as it was wasting loads of the bulb, now the full bulb is being used.










    The parts used in the 2nd attempt were as follows.

    1 x 4-3 inch reducer.
    1x3 inch straight connector(OASE)
    1x3 inch end cap(OASE)
    UV tank connector thingy.

    Some gold seal as even though I used those fancy rubber washers on the 1st attempt they still leaked so needed gold seal anyway.


    The OASE straight connector was a perfect fit inside the 3 inch end of the reducer. The end cap was just the right size to fit inside the outlet leaving just enough space for the 4 inch end of the reducer to slide over the outlet.

    Pressure pipe fittings were to big to allow what I wanted to do as I would of had to grind away at a 3 inch end cap.



    I know most would just drill away into the drum but I couldn't do it lol.



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    Good job, seems neither of us were brave enough to drill a hole in the drum filter ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulp5563 View Post
    Good job, seems neither of us were brave enough to drill a hole in the drum filter ;-)
    I think it's actually worked out better this way because when the lid is open the light is actually hidden by the drum and can only be visable at the small gap between the drum and the outlet.

    I had actually planned to put another in the dirty side, but will leave it a week or so and see how it performs. If it's struggling I will put a 55w drop In one in the dirty side, on a timer though so it's only on at night.
    Last edited by kikokuryu John; 05-07-2020 at 08:45 AM.

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    Thats exactly how i fitted the uv on my Synergy

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    Quote Originally Posted by big h View Post
    Thats exactly how i fitted the uv on my Synergy
    I hope I'm not going to be taken to court for copyright

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikokuryu John View Post
    I hope I'm not going to be taken to court for copyright
    Not if you split royalties with me

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    how UV resistant are those rubber connectors?
    the slow pond build thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowsaw View Post
    how UV resistant are those rubber connectors?
    The uv light isn't in contact with the rubber, well perhaps a thin strip were the joint changes from 4 inch to 3 inch, but the chances are the light won't reach that location because of the 3 inch fitting the bulb is fastened to.

    I'm not sure how they would react, but they can't be that bad if people use them outside.

 

 

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