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Old 11-03-2003, 04:39 PM   #1
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tank connector?

tank connector?

hiya i have got all the plumbing done and have got 4 tank connectors:

www.marinefishuk.co.uk/portal/...m.php?n=540#540 or if that doesnt work, go to www.marinefishuk.co.uk and go to the album section and then andrew barnett, and there is a picture of the tank connectors i have.

i have just noticed that all 4 of them have started to give off a small leak, i have put the rubber bit on the inside of the tank, is this right?

or what else have i done wrong for it to leak?

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Old 11-03-2003, 05:12 PM   #2
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i have just noticed that all 4 of them have started to give off a small leak, i have put the rubber bit on the inside of the tank, is this right?
yes, but you need to make sure the flange is inside the tank as well, and not the nut. Bulkhead flange>gasket>tank glass> bulkhead nut
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is the flange the rubber bit or the nut,

i have got the (inside of tank) nut-rubber bit-glass-nut (outside of tank) piping off to sump and pump etc.

what is the difference between the flange and nut?
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The nut is the piece that screws onto the bulkhead, the flange is the piece that flares out from the bulkhead and is actually part of the bulkhead.
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The bulkheads should have a rubber gasket for the inside(no silicone) and nothing except the nut on the outside (you can use silicone if you want).

This is usually how I have seen them setup...with no leaks
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ah mine is different then as mine has mine has two nuts and a rubber piece on a piece of pipe that at one end is threaded and the other is not threaded.

so the rubber bit should be on the inside?
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do you think that i have overtightened them or something?
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yes the rubber gasket should be on the inside, but I am unfamiliar with your type of bulkhead.
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I have merged the two identical topics together
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so if i have set it up right what do you think the problem is?
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