DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

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 :)
 

Wookii

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Well don't get rid of it yet because I am still working on a more efficient design ......

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?
 

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.
 

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.
 

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!
 

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.
 

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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