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I just built two pipes for my external overflow, but the coupling with the reduction fitings sit at the bottom of the overflow box when running, I've tried lifting them but when I let go they drop right down. Do I have to glue the reduction fitting to the pipe?
 

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I am feeling a bit dense at the moment because i am having a hard time visualizing it. Do you have a pic?
 

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It seems to me that the reducing coupling should fit the PVC pipe fairly snug. I would think you could just slide it where you wanted it and that would be that. You may have to end up glueing it.

Where on the pipe did you place the holes for the water to drain through?

I don't know if you have ever checked out this link before but you might find something here that will help.

http://www.rl180reef.com/pages/standpipe/standpipe-ken_stockman.htm
 

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that's really odd. when i built my stockman, the reducer bushing was very very snug getting it onto the pipe. i actually had to tap it with a hammer to get enough pip through the top to have a cap on it.

soundsl ike your method with the zip tie is working. if it fails, then i would jsut add a bit of glue.

it sounds as though your reducer bushing is a slight bit oversized.

also, i dont see any holes in your pipe where the coupler will cover them up top? are they jsut not cut/drilled yet?

fwiw on mine i had to drill several holes, then connect them with cuts from a circularsaw. i know most poeple have had much luck cutting a large sqaure hole, rather than several small holes.

my website link in my signature hasa photos of the way i cut mine. the square hole version can be found on the durso website as well.
 
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