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Old 01-23-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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PVC Return Nozzle


I had a few buddies ask about my nozzle's I use on my return lines.....
Here is the way I have found to be able to adjust the flow and make more of a linear output.

I can mill different width cuts to allow more or less flow through the nozzle

I use this.......


To make this.....
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Of course most of us don't have access to a milling machine, but similar cuts can be made with an ordinary hacksaw, just not nearly as accurate. How well has this worked?
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This has worked extremely well.
I will provide this service for a very small fee to anyone that wants one done
They will just need to supply the size needed and width of cut they want. I will pick up the adapter and ship it
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How about some additional details on that machine model you bought?
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forgive me, but these nozzles serve what purpose? I'm not being sarcastic, I'm genuinely ignorant.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:47 PM   #6
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For me its a easier way to fine tuns the return water output from my sump. I have 1100gph comming through 3 1" nozzles. With these slits I can adjust specific flow on each output. I also like the blade or linear spray of water over just a single pin point spray.
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The machine is a little machine shop HiTorque mini mill with tilting colum. I have x,y and z axis digital read outs to ease machining and layout. Also have a halogen machine light and 1/2" coolant lines for when I'm cutting heavy duty metals or want to keep the swarf from the cutting surface
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That's a pretty cool idea! What do these connect to? It looks like those adapters/caps are slip fittings, so I'm interested in how you have your return set up.
I have traditionally used loc line for the ends of my return lines, but have noticed that they don't offer the flare (duckbill) nozzles in different [output] diameters.
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I can try to get a picture later today.
Basically I have the return pump plumbed into a single silicone tubing that then attaches to 3/4'' pvc that goes up and over the rim of the tank. At that point I have 2 tees that split the line into 2 individual return exits. Then at the very end I have a elbow taking the end of the line down into the tank. At that point all return exits are slip fitting and these nozzles plug right in. I do not use silicone or pvc cement on the nozzles so I can clean/adjust flow as needed.
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