- Mar 19, 2022
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- So Cal
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I'm not sure what you have there.
Maybe you can describe it again.
What I did as a vacuum break was to add a spitter statue to my bog feed pipe.
When the pump is running, the water flows out of the spitter statue, as normal. If the pump turns off, water retracts backwards out of the spitter and then it pulls in air, breaking the backward flow of water out of the bog.
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It sounds like the same idea. It is just a T fitting at the highest point, then a raised elbow. If the elbow was lower the water would take the easiest path and shoot out there instead. If there is somehow a blockage in the manifold the pressure would cause the water go blow out the top of the diverter.
When you shut off a pump you can hear a little gurgling and the flow stops. When you turn a pump on you hear a lot of gurgling, some water shoots out the top but then it stops and goes down to the manifold.
Before I added the diverters, if I shut off the pumps the water would siphen out of the bog and into the pond fairly quickly.