High flow DIY reactor - now with video

Discussion in 'Completed DIY Projects' started by foxfish, 9 Sep 2012.

  1. aaron.c

    aaron.c Member

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    Looks great. Might have to try this. Did any one get it to work with a Cristal Profi 1501?


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  2. jagillham

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    Blatant plug - I'm selling my 20" housing as I'm not going to get around to doing this any time soon :)

    It's in the sales section for anybody who is interested :)
     
  3. Wookii

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    Sorry to dig up such an old thread, but I'm looking at possibly building one of these reactors, based around a 20" housing shown here: http://www.chemsoldirect.co.uk/20-clear-bowl-3-4-inc-wrench-bracket

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    Did the vortex vein you created work John (@foxfish ), as I am thinking of doing the same thing. Do you think the wide 20" housing shown above will work well, or would I be better with a narrower housing so there is more water pressure pushing the CO2 around the outside of the inner outlet tube?
     
  4. foxfish

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    Yes it worked but not any better than the original design.
     
  5. BoneyT

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    hi @foxfish Could you let me know where you got the elbow joints from connecting the filter to the 21mm pipe fittings? I am trying to search for them and having a hard time finding anything, thank you.
     
  6. Wookii

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    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I've just ordered these to fit standard aquarium hose to: Hosetail Male Adapter Elbow for the filter housing i have ordered.
     
  7. foxfish

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    Boney, you should be able to find 21.5mm elbows in any B&Q or similar store, it is just standard kitchen sink overflow pipe and very common.
    The threaded fittings are also standard overflow fittings, generally used as a tank connector.
    So first is a tank connector screwed in with sealing tape, then a short piece of pipe then a elbow fixed with solvent glue.
     
  8. BoneyT

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    Thank you @Wookii and @foxfish I have looked on the Homebase and B&Q websites but not had much look... I will go and have a browse in the store at the weekend, looking at your initial pictures I couldn't figure out how it was connected. Solvent is the answer!
     
  9. foxfish

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    Yes solvent glue but you have to make sure you buy solvent weld pipe and fittings, in the last few years there is also a soft plastic push fit product and that is not what we want.
    If you go to a B&Q ... best ask a staff member for solvent weld pipe.
    To be honest I buy all my plastic from a “over the counter “ plumbing outlet.
     
  10. BoneyT

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    This was my first thought, and I was looking through the Screwfix catalog, this seemed full of either Brass or push fit items only. Theres also a Wolseley a few miles down the road from me so I can always go there if im stuck
     

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