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Old 09-21-2011, 10:56 PM   #11
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mine have only had one. lol
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:02 PM   #12
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i've never seen a bulk head with 2 gaskets. i think a gasket on the outside of the tank would cause more problems then anything else
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:17 PM   #13
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I am put the tank up in our basement which we are currently remolding. I am thinking a piece of debris or something maybe got caught in-between. Could that cause anything? I am gonna try and get someone to help tomorrow to see if I can clean it our with cutting the pipe.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:20 PM   #14
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i put a layer of silicone on the gasket before tighting it down. you can replace the gasket
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:12 AM   #15
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Silicone in-between which layer? Top of the bulkhead-gasket-glass-screw??
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:44 AM   #16
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You may be able to run a bead of silicone around the bulkhead from the outside of the tank without taking the bulkhead off. Make sure it is dry first. It will make it harder to remove later but not impossible. Best thing is to remove the bulkhead, clean the glass around the hole, clean the gasket and the bulkhead then put it all in. A thin film of lube or silicon on the gasket may help it seal but if everything is clean and smooth the rubber gasket should do the trick by itself. Just make sure it doesn't buckle or get pinched while tightening it up. You don't want to tighten it too much like you said but I don't know that "Hand Tight" would be enough. Get it hand tight then, with a wrench, carefully tighten it another 1/4 turn.
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is your bulkhead fitting a lot smaller than the hole in the tank?.If your putting a washer/gasket on the inside of the tank try to use the nylon ones as these dont go brittle like the rubber ones,if you only use 1 gasket put it on the outside of the tank.As stated before put a small bead of silicon on both sides of the gasket,tighten it up and let it set for 24hours,this will still be easy to remove if needed.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:54 PM   #18
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No I believe there the correct size it slides in just barely
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:55 PM   #19
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Took a closer look. It's looks like the hole was drilled to close to the side. So the bulk head is over lapping on the slicone on the side I am gonna try to take a razor an cut a piece back
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:26 AM   #20
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Sorry the picture is upside down. (I think) but I am almost positive thats whats causing it because its only dripping on side. I tried trimming it back but I don't wanna take to much off. But it didn't do the trick. Sooo I can try to find a smaller bulk head(so the top lip inside the tank is smaller) or maybe I can just silicone it. Sorry but after trying to cut back that silicone, I am a little afraid to put it on the bulk head
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