Kind of output pipe

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Frank
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Kind of output pipe

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Hello,

did someone test the version a) shown here:

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Pssymon
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Re: Kind of output pipe

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I have played around with version a since I don't really have a deep enough water source to properly use the small Airlift I have built.
As for output compared to a 90 degree elbow, I don't know how it will differ.
I am quite sure we haven't tested it like that, not officially at least.

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I would expect the same or a better result with version a). The problem for me is to test, because changing my system is a lot of effort. :cry:

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The water displacement should be the same, maybe even better as you say. The problem is that the water will escape upwards in every direction.
This will make it impossible to use a T-piece to let excess air escape. Normally the elbow directs the entire flow neatly in one direction, you'd have to find an alternative solution.
I guess we could maybe test it somehow, but the practical problems may be too great to implement this.

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At the end of the airlift a flat bowl is needed on top. This bowl has an outlet to the pond or bio filter.

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All three versions are used, version B at the most.
i know two ponds with version A, one of them uses three separate airdiscs (membrane) and pumps on one 315mm riser pipe.he has a stainless plate, where the pipe is going thru, but just a few cm's, when he turns on his lift, the water flows back over the plate.

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