OneDummHikk· Perfeshunal Hikk
Eh, that image tag didn't workI've been looking though the threads, and am really turned on by this recirculating skimmer:
Ok, have you seen my skimmer info thread?
Some ramblings, but a lot of good info in that thread. The site you posted is part of the basis for the above thread.
First, the pump determines everything with a skimmer design. The amount of air it draws tells you the size of the neck. The water it pumps (not counting the air) helps determine the size of the body. It is all tied to the pump.
So, to answer your question. Will that design work? Yes. I - too - have seen it many times. Its a pretty neat design with off-the-shelf parts. Will it work with your pump? Thats a totally different question.
Do you have a Kill-A-Watt and Air Meter? Or access to them? Knowing what the pump is pumping helps a lot in figuring out the neck size as the amount of air tells your neck size. I have a chart somewhere that came from RC. I just paused and added it to the end of the skimmer thread. The basic rule is ~65 lph of air for every square inch of neck. So how much air your pump pumps will tell you the neck size.
It may end up that you need a larger/smaller neck size for your pump.
Feeding water to it. That is covered in the thread also. Its a toss up but for you, you can do it the way you describe, just be careful with it and figure out how to keep the flow to the skimmer consistant. The flow from an overflow can be erratic and introduce air bubbles into the skimmer and that will make it wonky acting.
If you decide to build this, post a thread. I look forward to it. I am curious where to find that neck on the top of the picture though. I have some sheet PVC for a base for a new DIY project but haven't found a coned neck like that one yet.