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Old 11-16-2004, 11:44 PM   #1
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Anyone on who can help with plumbing?

We're trying to get the tank/sump plumbing done tonight and have roadblock--can anyone help?

We're using a megaflow pipe kit, the "new" kind. Here's the problem: what attaches to the bottom threads of the bulkhead--the part that sticks out under the tank? We were just at Home Depot and they couldn't help us find anything that would work--as the bulkhead seems to be ABS we can't glue a regular PVC coupling to it as the glue won't bond. At least that's what the clerks told us.

So: what makes the bulkhead seal to the PVC pipe?

If anyone knows and can explain in tiny words that my non-plumbing-adept brain can understand, I would be very appreciative!
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Old 11-17-2004, 07:44 AM   #2
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I sanded the inside of the Mega-Flows down and used plenty of PVC cement. I'm not sure if it was the best option but it worked for me.
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I had no problem with the PVC cement bonding, and I did no sanding.
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Old 11-17-2004, 01:18 PM   #4
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Okay--it sounds like it was easier than we were trying to make it. Thanks, sevise and Bearfan!
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Coralife 4x65 Lunar Aqualight
120 lbs rock from liverocks.com
1 peppermint shrimp and 1 fire shrimp (very shy)
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Old 11-18-2004, 06:40 AM   #5
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some pvc glue works on just pvc , some just on abs. Then there is some glue that works on both. I used the glue that works on both, with no problems
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