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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question Eheim ecco 2232 modifications

The motor has died on my Eheim canister ecco 2232 has died. Thus was thinking linking a pump to the canister. Uncertain what I need to drill holes into the plastic. Any suggestions?

I am basically going to do going to follow the instructions given here.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 05:24 AM
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if you haven't tinkered with your filter yet i may have a spare 2232 motor that i will give you for the price of shipping...less than ten dollars I'm sure...pm me

my housing broke almost a year ago in a move and i can't find a replacement...so i kept it just in case and replaced the filter months ago

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if you haven't tinkered with your filter yet i may have a spare 2232 motor that i will give you for the price of shipping...
No I haven't started tinkering with it, for fearful that I would break the bucket. I was just hoping for someone whom had drilled into the plastic would tell which bit they used. This is better news than I had expected. I love this filter. It is the quietest out of all the filters and pumps I have.

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Wouldn't it be easier to remove the impeller and use the existing input hose to connect to the pump you want to install?

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Wouldn't it be easier to remove the impeller and use the existing input hose to connect to the pump you want to install?
Well I am going to be getting a motor for the filter from Optix so I won't be modifying the filter at this time.

Interesting info though, for the next time it breaks down. I shall save the info in a folder in my computer.
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I've never drilled the plastic on a canister but drilling plastic in general is pretty simple. A sharp bit running at a pretty high speed so that it doesn't snag and pull a chunk out is the way I go. Move the bit forward pretty slow and back off if the plastic begins to get hot enough to melt. Just a regular twist drill bit is my choice. A drill press is handy if available so that you have better control of how fast to advance the bit. Starting with a small bit and then moving to larger can be worth the time. Just don't rush it.
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