Herbie Overflow QuestionPosted:
April 20 2017 at 10:56am
Hi everyone,I am setting up a new 90 gallon and just finished all of the plumbing. I have tested every failure scenario I can think of so far to make sure I can't flood the place and so far so good:
main overflow cloggedbackup overflow cloggedboth overflows cloggedpower outagepower outage with check valve failurepower outage with snail parked on syphon blockpower outage with snail parked on syphon block and check valve failure
....you get the point.
My question is about the backup drain pipe. It sounds like most people leave this pipe wide open at the top, but I was hoping to add a strainer to the top of this pipe to prevent a rogue turbo snail from clogging it.
I was planning to just snap this one in place with a slip to thread fitting (without glueing it), so that I can easily take it off an rinse any debris off.
Is there a reason not to do this and to use an open standpipe instead? It seems like everyone in the community uses a plain old open standpipe so I was curious if there was a reason why?