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    Q: Plumbing a sump

    Another quick question - what is the minimum clearance in the back if I plumb my sump via the back and not the bottom?

    Thanks,
    Andrew

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    depends on the size of bulkhead and plumbing u use, i'd say like 6-7 inches

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    ya 6 - 7 min. I think I had about 10 inches on mine. If you got the room keep as much back there as possible. You'll appreciate it later
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    Mike Philpott

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    I have my overflows and closed loop contained into 5" I could have made it with less clearance but was lazy.
    When building your stand have your cabinet maker add an overhang at the back edge of the stand and canopy to cover the unsightly plumbing.
    Jason

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    Ok - here's the situation and I am stumped!

    The new SW tank is going to go in a small hallway in the family room. In essence, we will be turning it into a closet with the tank built in. So the absolute largest front to back dimension of the tank is 25". Given that, would you:

    (a) use internal overflow/standpipe to plumb the sump?
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    (b) plumb the sump through the back?

    I am thinking that the minimum clearance to do (b) will sacrifice too much on the tank size. But, if I do (a) should I have 2 overflows/standpipes (which will eat up internal room)?

    Please help :confused-

    Andrew

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