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    Where to buy PVC piping for DIY (drainage/WC system)

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    Hi everyone, looking for PVC pipes, elbows and t-joint (as shown below) to DIY drainage and WC system for a new tank setup I'm envisioning.

    Can anyone advise where I can find such PVC?


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    Quote Originally Posted by craftsman View Post
    Hi everyone, looking for PVC pipes, elbows and t-joint (as shown below) to DIY drainage and WC system for a new tank setup I'm envisioning.

    Can anyone advise where I can find such PVC?

    Bro so far i know upp changi have one shop. They sell to those doing aircon system.
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    This stuff is easily found at your neighbourhood hardware store. Bring a sample or measurements before you go. They also have PVC glue if you want to waterproof the joints.
    Suckerfish no eat poo poo.

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    Thanks Bros!

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    FWIW, rather than regular pipework, those pipes - and especially the joints - look like cable conduit pipes to me. You might want to look in the electrics department of your hardware store.
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    Thks bro ankank. Yes... some installers in Singapore use them as electrical conduits. some also use them as airconditioning drainage.

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    So whats your proposed DIY system like? Care to share?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftsman View Post
    Hi everyone, looking for PVC pipes, elbows and t-joint (as shown below) to DIY drainage and WC system for a new tank setup I'm envisioning
    That looks like a a 'double-J' you're trying to rig up. If your flow rate isn't high 15mm PVC pipes is adequate. Too many joints will also impede the flow and depending on how you 'tune' the entry, you might experience gargling noise.

    The parts you need are common and usually available from heartland hardware/plumbing/general stores or at Kelantan Lane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savant View Post
    So whats your proposed DIY system like? Care to share?
    Yeah... sure bro. I guess I owe an explanation to my curt question.
    I'm in the middle of negotiating for a new house, and if that comes through, I will have the privilege of a nice study room all for myself! Guess what I'm going to study in there? Wa ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!


    OK... jokes aside, I'm planning for a 3 tier, 4ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft rack, where I can customize each tier to have various lengths of tanks. Right now, my plan is to have 4 1ft tanks in the bottom tier, 2 1ft tanks and 1 2ft tank in the middle tier, and 6 3/4 ft breeding tanks on the top tier. I'm planning for an Apisto setup.

    So... to cut the long story short, to manage water changes in such a setup (with 13 tanks) would not be an easy job. I'm milling about a semi automatic water change system, where I would be able to initiate water changes with just a push of a button. The reason why I don't want a fully automatic system is because I still want to be able to watch the process of water changing. I think thats a minimum I need to do to monitor the fishes during any WC.

    Will be plumbing from tap to tank area as well as a drainage for all tanks direct to the drain.

    The PVC will be for drainage of water to the drains. I was contemplating initially a double "U" overflow system like the picture attached initially, but I think I will be abandoning that idea for now, and initiate drainage through water pumps in each tank, as I don't think I will be going for a drip system.

    ok. Thats it for now. I'll be drawing up my plans soon, and will be happy to share it once I have a better idea and have completed a POC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonWill View Post
    That looks like a a 'double-J' you're trying to rig up. If your flow rate isn't high 15mm PVC pipes is adequate. Too many joints will also impede the flow and depending on how you 'tune' the entry, you might experience gargling noise.

    The parts you need are common and usually available from heartland hardware/plumbing/general stores or at Kelantan Lane.
    Thanks bro! Yes."double J" or "double U" The picture is one of an overflow setup. But at this stage, just keen to get some PVC pipes, elbows and T-joints to try out a proof of concept. Agree that 15mm should be more than enough. Also thinking of this size as it will only be used every water change for drainage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftsman View Post
    OK... jokes aside, I'm planning for a 3 tier, 4ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft rack, where I can customize each tier to have various lengths of tanks. Right now, my plan is to have 4 1ft tanks in the bottom tier, 2 1ft tanks and 1 2ft tank in the middle tier, and 6 3/4 ft breeding tanks on the top tier. I'm planning for an Apisto setup.
    Wah so power huh. Btw has your OC granted this move???

    But your planning sounds good. I must say!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper007 View Post
    Wah so power huh. Btw has your OC granted this move???

    But your planning sounds good. I must say!
    OC? no lah.. dun demote her. she is my CO!

    my room, my things, so... in my room, I'm the CO. Nuff said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftsman View Post
    OC? no lah.. dun demote her. she is my CO!

    my room, my things, so... in my room, I'm the CO. Nuff said!
    Hehehehe bold statement ... Pls let me check what she has to say about your this point can???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper007 View Post
    Hehehehe bold statement ... Pls let me check what she has to say about your this point can???
    Can.. welcome to!

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    Good you have pass the level of a real man (I mean head of the house)!!! Congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftsman View Post
    I'm planning for a 3 tier, 4ft x 1.5ft x 1.5ft rack, where I can customize each tier to have various lengths of tanks.
    you must do a calculation if the floor can take that kind of load. i think HDB has some rule that limit only a 2 tier 3ft.

    how much have you budgetted for your project? has your CO approved the budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gummynut View Post
    you must do a calculation if the floor can take that kind of load. i think HDB has some rule that limit only a 2 tier 3ft.

    how much have you budgetted for your project? has your CO approved the budget?
    Wah.. yes. Have to get HDB permit. Will do it once I have plans more firmed up.

    On the CO thing.... sigh.. why is this so popular har?? ha ha ha..... budget no problem la..Just lump together with renovation cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftsman View Post
    But at this stage, just keen to get some PVC pipes, elbows and T-joints to try out a proof of concept
    Some quick links to past projects. Hope it's relevant to what you're hoping to do.

    Plumbing manifold for recirculating system
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=48717

    Recirculating systems, revisited.
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=48792

    Bending J or U-tubes
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=49982

    3tier 4feet Internal Overflow (IOS) tank setup
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=49203

    Ask if still in doubt and feel free to use any ideas that is applicable but do share with us your results. Have fun!!

    BTW, don't call me "bro". My name is Ronnie. Thanks!!
    I'm back & keeping 'em fingers wet,
    Ronnie Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonWill View Post
    Some quick links to past projects. Hope it's relevant to what you're hoping to do.

    Plumbing manifold for recirculating system
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=48717

    Recirculating systems, revisited.
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=48792

    Bending J or U-tubes
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=49982

    3tier 4feet Internal Overflow (IOS) tank setup
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=49203

    Ask if still in doubt and feel free to use any ideas that is applicable but do share with us your results. Have fun!!

    BTW, don't call me "bro". My name is Ronnie. Thanks!!
    Wow!!!! This is excellent Ronnie! Thanks very very very much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonWill View Post
    Some quick links to past projects. Hope it's relevant to what you're hoping to do.

    Plumbing manifold for recirculating system
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=48717

    Recirculating systems, revisited.
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=48792

    Bending J or U-tubes
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=49982

    3tier 4feet Internal Overflow (IOS) tank setup
    http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum...ad.php?t=49203

    Ask if still in doubt and feel free to use any ideas that is applicable but do share with us your results. Have fun!!

    BTW, don't call me "bro". My name is Ronnie. Thanks!!
    Ronnie, I just went through your historical posts, and am in awe!! Wow! Are you still keeping killies? I'm trying to do almost exactly the same as you, except that I'm not thinking of implementing the IOS. It would be really cool to visit your fish room for a good feel.

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