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Old 07-04-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
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Question about silicone sealer

I'm in the process of making a kalk dripper and want to know if I can use Permatex clear RTV silicone to seal around a fitting?

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Old 07-04-2004, 08:20 PM   #2
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i think ya be ok
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Old 07-04-2004, 08:45 PM   #3
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Cool thanks, now I can hack away at my kalk dripper.

I'll post some pics when i'm done, only if it works.

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Old 07-04-2004, 10:15 PM   #4
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yea i would like to see what ya did good luck
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Old 07-04-2004, 10:34 PM   #5
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Well here it is in action already!

One drip per second.

Parts list:
1 clear pitcher from Meijer $5
1 Watts 1/4" straight valve male from HD $6
1 25' roll of 1/4" ice maker tubing from HD $1.79
1 free from LFS 1/4" ball valve $0
1 tube of RTV silicone had in garage $0
total= $12.79

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how long does it take ya to burn thru that ??
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Dont know yet just started it before I posted the pics. I'll see what it goes through by tomorrow morning. There was roughly 1gal of kalk in the jug.

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Looks great!

For future info, you can use any silicone sealant for aquaria as long as it is 100% silicon. It should say that right on the tube. Some silicon (those sold for the purpose of being used in kitchens or bathrooms) have mildew resistant chemicals in them. These are the ones you want to avoid.
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