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Old 04/30/2018, 07:23 AM   #1
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Mountaing to Brute Garbage can and sump

A completely different question. I'm using the piping included with the Genesis system for mounts along with the float housings and suction cups. However, the suction cups aren't reliable. I've had issues where the pipe fell over in my sump and the emergency float was triggered and it stopped topping off while I was gone for a few days.

Now setting up the new tank, I want to reduce as much error as possible. How would you recommend securing the floats to both the brute garbage can top off reservoir and The floats for my 75 gallon sump so they don't fall over?

Since I'm starting over, I'm highly open to suggestions. ANything from using PVC to make some type of anchor to using silicone or epoxy to keep the floats in place. heh.

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Old 05/04/2018, 04:07 PM   #2
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Hi Travis,

The suction cups are meant only to stabilize the mount assembly in an area with turbulent flow. They aren't meant to fully support the mount assembly.

I would recommend creating the hanger assembly as shown on the last page of the Installation & Use Manuals. You can use a piece of 1/2" PVC if you need a longer vertical member. Then simply hang the mount assembly over the edge of the Brute garbage can and the sump edge.

Please let me know if you have any further questions!


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Old 05/07/2018, 05:12 AM   #3
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Old 02/07/2019, 03:46 PM   #4
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I use bulkheads for my freshwater-containing Brute containers (just one needed because the two are linked together) and for the float switch in each of my two saltwater bins (one lead of each float connected together to pass straight through to Renew, other leads being selected/deselected via 3-position toggle switch). See photos. Same for the STORM-controlling level float and Renew cut-off float that go in the sump, using one of the existing pipe holes in rim of sump (both mounted to the same 1/2" pipe). Length of 1/2" pvc pipe, 1/2" slip x 3/4" thread adapter, screwed into 3/4" bulkhead (slip by thread). There is a short length of pipe connected to outside part of the bulkhead to support a cap, just to close it off (I'll put some putty in the hole where the float wires come through shortly).

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