A Faircloth Skimmer® is a surface drain that floats on top of the water in a sediment basin. The skimmer inlet controls the rate of out flow and rises and falls as the basin fills and drains. It releases the cleanest water in the basin from near the surface. A skimmer is used instead of the rock and perforated riser outlets in sediment traps and basins.. Drains approximately 6,234 cu. ft in 24 hrs., 18,702 cu. ft. in 3 days (a basin approximately 71′ x 71′ x 4′ deep), or 43,638 cu. ft in 7 days. Your skimmer comes complete with the necessary materials to allow for normal installation to a dam outlet pipe of similar size. The skimmers are equipped as follows:
- A 1.5” Skimmer comes with 5’ section of 1.5” Sch. 40 pipe and a flex-hose connection for a 1.5”outlet pipe.
- A 2” Skimmer comes with a 5’ section of 2” Sch. 40 pipe and a flex-hose connection for a 2” outlet pipe.
- A 2.5” Skimmer comes with a 5’ section of 2.5” Sch 40 pipe and a flex-hose connection for a 3” outlet pipe.
Shipping weight: approx. 30 lbs