View Full Version : I seek the aid of the great collective wisdom that is Canreef

03-30-2014, 01:31 AM
Im in the process of starting my 200 gallon build, and as always I can never settle for the garden variety pvc fittings. I'm wanting to split up the flow from my return, for some evil black magic sort of flow manipulation, but also want to not just use a crazy bunch of "T" fittings and reduce my flow to nothing. Of course I can find these fabled fittings south of the boarder, but with the dollar right now and the obscene brokerage charges, as the easy to find obscure pvc vendor only ships via UPS, I'm hoping the collective knowledge of the canreefers, can directly to a Canadian equivalent of aforementioned obscure pvc retailer.

Here are examples of what I'm looking for, such smooth, non turbulent flow

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7107/13499826063_83d5c452c5_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theokie/13499826063/)
Trying to find in Canada, as only ships via UPS, last time brokerage was 55 bucks ontop of shipping, argh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theokie/13499826063/) by MechEcub (https://www.flickr.com/people/theokie/), on Flickr

Since I'm in a remote northern wilderness right now, Wabasca, I'm limited to online vendors, and well Amre Supply online struck out and I'm still waiting to hear back from Plumbers Village in Edmonton.

So my final plea, as it appear I may have inhaled too many petrocarbons today, is for the great collective wisdom of canreef to come to my aid, in order to satisfy what could almost be a fetish for obscure pvc fittings.

03-30-2014, 01:46 AM
I've never seen those fittings in person, I'm interested to hear if any Canadian vendors carry such a thing.

Since I'm in a remote northern wilderness right now, Wabasca

I worked around Wabasca for three years hauling logs. Good times. :)

03-30-2014, 02:20 AM
Try hot tub retailers they carry all kinds of fittings to split flow to different jets.

03-30-2014, 02:53 AM
I'm subscribing, would like to know as well.
Didn't even know these existed. Ty

03-30-2014, 03:22 AM
I used a few manifold types on my 150 gallon tank, specifically with my closed loop as I wanted to balance my inlets so of one would clog the other two would manage but still be a gentle enough suction as to not harm any live stock.... And gentle is relative, especially when feeding a Super Dart Gold, via 3 1.5 inch inlets that then go to two 1.5 inch flex pipes down to a manifold that is 2 1.5 into 2"

But I digress, flex pvc dot commercial has literally made my plumbing dreams endless, just sadly for this project I can't justify the shipping, brokerage and exchange. As last time I had over 300 dollars between, fittings, valves, manifolds and flex pvc. Scaling it back on the 200 gallon, no closed loop this time... But still not to disappoint I'm still a flow control freak, just a CNC cut false wall, a few power heads and a couple electric ball valves, this time.

I'll try and check to see if any of the spa companies have online catalogs, as otherwise I'm out of luck until my days off, as my cell booster doesn't work at the location I'm at, and I really can't justify using my satellite phone to hunt down pvc fittings for my fish tank, my co workers already think I'm crazy enough going thru apex withdrawal at this location

03-30-2014, 03:31 AM
Apparently I haven't been looking hard enough, or rather not using Google correctly

As my third query had 2 of the here components http://www.thehottubsuperstore.com/jets-plumbing-manifolds-pvc-c-24_74.html

Just have to decide if smooth non constricted flow is worth the price