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The idea for constructing small filters out of plastic PVC tees is
brilliant. I have been trying to figure out a convenient way to do this for
several years and this really shed new light on the problem.
Although not truly commercially available I have some rigid plastic tubing I
got from US Plastics in Toledo that is 1/2 inch OD and several lengths of
the thin lift tubing from That Fish Place but probably available at any
aquarium store. The rest of the stuff you can pick up at your neighborhood
Lowe's or Home Depot (or Home Base or Builder's Square). The 1/2" rigid
press fits right into the 1/2" opening on the CPVC (Genova) fittings or the
threaded adapter which will screw into any 1/2" threaded female (PVC or CPVC
type). If you would glue or cement your lift tube to the inside of the 1/2"
rigid (clear) plastic tubing you have a modular lift arrangement that can
than be inserted into the screwing adapter which will then fit a 3/4 x 3/4 x
1/2 (threaded) tee or a 1 x 1 x 1/2 so you have variability on the size of
openings for your filter.
Also, the Genova 1/2" and 3/4" fitting will slide into a mounting bracket
that you can also get relatively cheaply (bags of 10) that you can use to
get the filter to stand upright.
You can make foam plugs by making a tool from a length of ornamental (chrome
plated) tubing that has the inside of one end filed out (with a round file)
to make a sharp edge to press cut through the foam (Joanne's Fabrics) to
make your foam plugs.
Granted I over engineered this a lot but thanks for this great idea.
killie at x-press_net
david.koran at usace_army.mil
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