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Old 02/09/2019, 11:42 AM   #1
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Pvc cement in bulkhead

Should i cement my pvc into the bottom of my bulkhead? In the over flow i will leave it un cemented. However i have a small concern that the plumbing may "pop" off someday


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Old 02/09/2019, 02:54 PM   #2
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If you can find a union that is small enough to fit through the nut for the bulkhead, sure. If not, I wouldn't. You won't be able to remove the bulkhead from the tank without sawing it off.

Teflon tape works pretty well, that's how I did mine.


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Old 02/09/2019, 04:02 PM   #3
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Threaded bulkhead or slip fit? I wouldn't trust slip myself. Threaded just use the Teflon for sure. Slip cement on a short pvc pipe and cement a slip fit union to that, and next time buy a threaded.


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Old 02/09/2019, 04:14 PM   #4
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Yes you absolutely should glue and pvc fittings that are in air...any in water do no need to be..


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Old 02/09/2019, 09:32 PM   #5
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agreed, absolutely glue it.


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Old 02/09/2019, 10:33 PM   #6
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I usually buy my own threaded bulkheads but i got slip this time


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Old 02/11/2019, 07:00 AM   #7
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if they're slip, cement them in place.

just to be clear, i'm talking about on the dry side of the bulkhead, heading down the drain in to the sump.

often i will buy threaded for drain lines (never supply lines), just to make it a little easier on me. but if i happen to be doing slip fit, i always cement, and usually leave a few inches of tail piece if possible, just in case i need to replace it later.


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Old 02/11/2019, 09:00 AM   #8
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I just went and bought some slip x thread bulkheads. I like to be able to remove if needed


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