how to keep glass sudge from the drain pipes
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- May 28, 2013 at 1:16 am #9970mharriganParticipant
I have a home studio and recently got a 12″ disc grinder. I have it plumbed for the water supply, but am not sure how to set up the drain to ensure that no glass sludge gets into the drain pipes.
I have looked at clay traps, but it doesn’t seem that they allow the water to settle before sending water down the drain. They seem to put the water coming from the source (grinder) into the bottom of a container, and remove water from the top of the container, but it doesn’t seem to me thatMay 28, 2013 at 2:37 am #12943wordanaParticipant
Google Gleco trap. I keep meaning to get one of these myself.
Jester’s Baubles Fused Glass DesignsMay 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm #12944bookie13ParticipantJune 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm #12945AnonymousInactive
We used Gleco traps for years but II found they could be finnicky when it came to getting everthing tight and sealed.
I switched to these:
I have been much more satisfied.
We also pre-settle buckets so the worst of the sludge goes into the trash.
Adding a scoop of Epsom salt to the water will result in much faster and more thorough settling of particles out ofthe water.
Helios Kiln Glass Studio
PaulTarlow.comApril 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm #12946CrazyMosaicLadyParticipant
Never thought about sludge doing damage to pipes.Does the Epsom salt do any damage to the pump on a tile saw?April 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm #12947
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