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    New DIY seive

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    Putting the finishing touches,first picture was dry fitted then all sealed and tightened up.
    Copied from Wrightys you tube,water enters the 4ins pipe gravity fed then through a butterfly valve inside the pipe to the spreader plate then over the seive.
    The valve is controlled by two floats via linkages ( which was very fiddly to do ) but hopefully it works.
    The float and links can be adjusted as they are on a s/s threaded bar so there is some leeway.

    Waiting for the 60 mesh screen as it was lost in the post


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    Awsome that mate well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Awsome that mate well done

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    nice one john looks the buisness

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    john`s diy i have some job`s about the house that needs doing .lol

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    Well this one went on ok.

    Thanks all should have got more pictures to explain it all.

    Hey Sammy, your a bit too far for me mate.
    John

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    Looks great John, have you got a link to the video?


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    Hi Mike, havnt done a video havnt even tried it yet.

    Filled it with water to check the float mechanism which is ok,waiting on the mesh which should be here tomorrow then fit the 2ins exit and make a bench for it all to sit on.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Hi Mike, havnt done a video havnt even tried it yet.

    Filled it with water to check the float mechanism which is ok,waiting on the mesh which should be here tomorrow then fit the 2ins exit and make a bench for it all to sit on.
    Is the sieve for your pond or grow on John.
    What did you use for your tank side of it.
    Is it just a deep plastic box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    Is the sieve for your pond or grow on John.
    What did you use for your tank side of it.
    Is it just a deep plastic box.

    Your the man
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    Morning Fred, Its for the grow on got that many in there and soooo much poo.
    Got a 4ins bottom drain to vortex then to shower,was going to rip the vortex out which would be a big job then put the seive in its place,then I thought leave the vortex in and put a 4ins tank connecter on it to the seive much easier and I have a radial connecter.

    Got the tank locally about 2ft long 16ins wide and 18ins deep cost 13 but very strong,basically a plastic box Fred.

    Still got a fair bit to do and have to get the height spot on
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Morning Fred, Its for the grow on got that many in there and soooo much poo.
    Got a 4ins bottom drain to vortex then to shower,was going to rip the vortex out which would be a big job then put the seive in its place,then I thought leave the vortex in and put a 4ins tank connecter on it to the seive much easier and I have a radial connecter.

    Got the tank locally about 2ft long 16ins wide and 18ins deep cost 13 but very strong,basically a plastic box Fred.

    Still got a fair bit to do and have to get the height spot on
    nice one mate love to watch your DIYing. brill cheers john

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    forgot to add morning john

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    Made the stand for the seive and the 2ins connecter for the pump all in.

    Offered it up to the vortex and trying to decide where to position the inlet or should be exit from the vortex.
    Will reposition the pump so it will pump vertically to the shower and no long runs.

    Mesh hasn't arrived yet and they promised it would be here today.
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    Rs, the angles are 25 mm plastic fastened to the sides with small s/s nuts and bolts which I allready had.
    John

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    A few pictures if anyone wants to see how it works.
    Pic 1 shows the lifting mechanism,the float balls can be adjusted up or down on the s/s rebar as can the opening on the inlet flap inside the 4ins pipe.It shows the flap open.

    Pic 2 shows the flap fully raised and the flap closed.

    Pic 3 shows the support for the pipe in place.

    Pic 4 splash plate in place.

    Pic 5 where the water will hit the splash plate, you can see the angle pieces to stop the water splashing sideways and upwards.

    Pic 6 is where it will be

    That is the plan so hope it works,tried it with water and all ok.
    Mesh still hasn't turned up.
    Last edited by john1; 25-01-2020 at 01:28 PM. Reason: Change
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    When it's up and running maybe do a video that would be fun.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    Is the sieve for your pond or grow on John.
    What did you use for your tank side of it.
    Is it just a deep plastic box.

    Your the man
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    Box looks to me like a bambox by wham..

    They are decent quality tough boxs

    https://www.3jc.co.uk/parts-and-stor...-lid-r45-litre


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    This looks great @john1 a video would be great! Really interested in this! I have the mesh but no concept


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    It is a Wham box Mike really strong and thick to drill through.

    We should get together as you have the mesh and I havnt,no real rush hopefully get my mesh next week.
    John

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    I picked up my mesh on amazon with prime delivery.. went for 200 mesh


    MOPHY 304 Stainless Steel Woven Wire Mesh (200 Mesh) 30x120cm / 12x48inch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SBRBV..._92klEbMD6MDX2


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    That seems very fine Mike more like drum mesh,I have been looking at 60 mesh or 250 micron.
    Very good price though.
    John

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