Instal Tank Overflow
Next I’ll tie the tether for the float to one of the pipes to keep it off the bottom.
I’ll dry fit the overflow down pipe and temporarily secure it for now. I’ll set it in it’s final position when the fence surround is done.
And shortly after that it started to rain. And water started to fill the tank.
This occurred to me after I had put my system together and I realized this is something I should have tested first. So I put together a rig to see how much water might end up running over into the first flush chamber when the gate valve is open.
There wasn’t a lot, so, I’m not too worried about that.
In the winter when we get a lot of rain I’ll remove the float ball and slow release pin hole washer in the bottom of the first flush so water can drain quickly out the small clear hose into the 4″ drainpipe.
I then swapped out the straight tee for a sanitary tee. It has a sweep or curved section and what I found was there was no water dripping from the horizontal pipe.
So, if I was going to build my system again I would use the sanitary tees instead of the straight tees.
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