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repairing an overflow weir.

Postby pharrix » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:28 am

This isn't really a diy project, more of a diy fix.

I'm planning to do a herbie overflow installation. Well the overflow wier is already installed, but from a previous setup it has a notch cut out for the return. I am wondering what would be the best process to cover this 1" hole up so fish do not try to swim through.

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Image, notice the return hole.. I will be using these two holes as drains.
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Re: repairing an overflow weir.

Postby cantrell00 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:58 pm

Cut a piece of foam or filter floss to size and wedge it in the gap.
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Re: repairing an overflow weir.

Postby pharrix » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:15 am

cantrell00 wrote:Cut a piece of foam or filter floss to size and wedge it in the gap.


that works, I guess I was trying to make it more complex than what it was. Thanks!
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Re: repairing an overflow weir.

Postby Jayse » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:44 am

Or you could get a section of gutter screen cover. They sell it in Home Depot n Lowes in the gutter section. It's a somewhat flexible plastic grating that has a mesh screen over it. Costs like 3 bucks for a 4ft section. Cut the size you need and silicone it to your overflow
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