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Old 09-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #111
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Sounds like a 155bf which I can't seem to find one anywhere near me :'( if its cracked though then you'll need to replace it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:31 PM   #112
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Oh, well ya I'd replace all that I meant leave the bulkhead.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #113
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Oh, well ya I'd replace all that I meant leave the bulkhead.
Oh ok! ... Dang I wish it was easier to get off lol
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #114
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Are you trying to remove it piece by piece or as a whole?
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #115
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What the heck are the white dried wormlike things all over the place???
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #116
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Are you trying to remove it piece by piece or as a whole?
Well I've tried both strategies... Nothing is working lol... If I can get the black thing or bulkhead things would go a lot smoother!
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You might be able remove the whole thing directly from the bulkhead.. imo the lines should never be more then hand tightened to avoid cracking the glass during any maintenance.
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Im surprised the bulkhead isn't easier to get off. At the most I've used a couple of wrenches on each side of the bulkhead to loosen it up.
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So how do I patch up the cracked PVC???? Cement??
Personally if it were me, since it is torn down, I would replace all the plumbing and plumb it correctly for your set-up. It may take a little mor time and money but you will be glad you did.

I would buy/borrow a PVC cutter (looks like a big pair of scissors) and cut the old pipe these will cut it with the least amount of movement of the pipe and less chance of cracking the glass. Then gently unscrew the bulkhead adapter and replace all with new. If you are not comfortable doing it maybe you could find someone to lend a hand to limit the chance of damage.
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Im surprised the bulkhead isn't easier to get off. At the most I've used a couple of wrenches on each side of the bulkhead to loosen it up.
That's what I'm sayin! What a pain! It is most definitely secured with something... In sitting in front if it giving it hell right now. But I can't hold and twist both ends so maybe ill try with help later... I can't even get a wiggle out of it tho....

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Personally if it were me, since it is torn down, I would replace all the plumbing and plumb it correctly for your set-up. It may take a little mor time and money but you will be glad you did.

I would buy/borrow a PVC cutter (looks like a big pair of scissors) and cut the old pipe these will cut it with the least amount of movement of the pipe and less chance of cracking the glass. Then gently unscrew the bulkhead adapter and replace all with new. If you are not comfortable doing it maybe you could find someone to lend a hand to limit the chance of damage.
I'm not very comfortable but I'm the only one with the slightest idea what's goin in within 2 hours of me.... New PVC is a must for me especially since I plan on painting it to match my background... Which I've noticed blue to be the color of choice?! Painting is safe right??? Like in a fw setup?
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