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Old 01-01-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
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Plumbing question

I have only had AIO tanks and am trying to do the plumbing on a build for the first time. I was curious the advantages or disadvantages of the bulk heads, valves, etc having them slip x slip or slip x thread. Not exactly sure what the best method is. I appreciate any guidance or advice people can share.


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Old 01-01-2015, 04:05 PM   #2
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Personal preference is the short answer. I like threaded bulkheads because I like to be able to take apart my plumbing if need be. A bulkhead glued on both sides better not leak!
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Old 01-01-2015, 04:13 PM   #3
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Then is threaded for the purpose of attaching a union?


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Old 01-01-2015, 08:42 PM   #4
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Nvm the unions are slip slip.....would a one inch Union fit a one inch gate valve? Or does one need to be bigger or smaller to fit? I know this is a elementary question but wanted to check


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They are the same, however, you'll need a piece of pipe in between.
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:27 PM   #6
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Do you think I could get away with doing 1 inch holes for both intake and return on a 40B? I have the 48mm diamond bit from brs for their schedule 80


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Also if you get a ball valve that is thread x thread what is the piece called that screws into it. Having a hard time visualizing and finding it


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Yes, 1" plumbing is fine, depending on the size tank we are talking about. For a big tank I'd go 1.5" or possibly more.



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Old 01-07-2015, 04:55 PM   #9
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Mr x....do these fittings take the place of unions? If unions are meant to help take apart it seems if I used those fitting it would be redundant to put unions on. Is that correct?


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Old 01-07-2015, 04:56 PM   #10
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I believe you already answered my question above...my apologies..not sure why I am having such a hard time with this lol


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