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Old 03-11-2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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Stupid plumbing question

Hi all,

I did some plumbing yesterday and for some reason the bulkhead in my 75 gal rubbermaid stock tank has decided to leak. I had drained it to move it and of course I noticed it leaking after it was full again.

It is a small drip so that was fortunate I guess. Are there any quick fixes that anyone knows? It is leaking around the bulkhead somehow. I have a threaded fitting going into the bulkhead and it is not leaking there but on the tank part. Hard to describe ...

I think I know the answer but wanted to share
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:08 PM   #2
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Drained it and cleaned the gaskets. Seems to be holding now. I will silicone it while it is dry too
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Silicone?
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:40 PM   #4
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I was trying to do it without draining the sump again. I figured it would not be possible.
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:26 PM   #5
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Ahh, nice try but you know that will never work
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