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Old 09-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #141
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Ohhh gotcha! Makin tons more sense! Thank you! And apologize for sounding so clueless... Well because I am lol!so basically I want the bottom of my teeth to be my water line? So I may need the spacer things... Correct?
The bottom of the teeth will be the water line when NOT running unless your return is lower which it would cause a back siphon to its height. While water is flowing though it will usually be about a half inch to an inch higher then the bottom of the teeth usually the top of them
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #142
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Ohhh gotcha! Makin tons more sense! Thank you! And apologize for sounding so clueless... Well because I am lol!so basically I want the bottom of my teeth to be my water line? So I may need the spacer things... Correct?
You are right. The bottom of the teeth will set your water level. Also, when you re-install it make sure that you silicone all edges so that water has to flow over the top and doesnt leak through the sides.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #143
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You are right. The bottom of the teeth will set your water level. Also, when you re-install it make sure that you silicone all edges so that water has to flow over the top and doesnt leak through the sides.
Cool! I feel like I'm finally staring to understand the system! Yay! Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #144
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Goin to the hardware store to get the stuff to repair the plumbing. Just to be clear I should bring in the cracked off piece and get an exact replica and based of what this says a connector?
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I would put a pvc connector on the piece that is in the bulkhead and replace the top half of you want to. You dont even have to glue the connector because it will be underwater anyway, it doesnt matter if that joint leaks. The only place you dont want leakage is the bulkhead itself (the black part). Anything inside the tank doesnt have to be glued. I would also put the black acrylic part back up when you are done and create a durso overflow setup.
Do I just ask for an extra "connector" lol or is there a specific name? I just reread that and realize it had potential to sound like a ridiculously stupid question but I'm a girl lol, I don't know much about plumbing I will need some type if glue too, correct????
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #145
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Goin to the hardware store to get the stuff to repair the plumbing. Just to be clear I should bring in the cracked off piece and get an exact replica and based of what this says a connector?
Do I just ask for an extra "connector" lol or is there a specific name? I just reread that and realize it had potential to sound like a ridiculously stupid question but I'm a girl lol, I don't know much about plumbing I will need some type if glue too, correct????
I would take the piece with you to be sure you get the correct size. By connector I think you mean "coupling" joins two pieces together with 0 angle
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Spoonman suggested a PVC connector... In his post earlier in the thread so coupling?
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Spoonman suggested a PVC connector... In his post earlier in the thread so coupling?
Yes, a coupling is also known as a straight connector
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Yes, a coupling is also known as a straight connector
Perfect! Thank you!!
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I normally do not glue the stand pipe in case I need to remove it if a small fish gets into the overflow box but if you feel the need to you can use PVC cement but I would suggest the "Clear" type so it looks a little better.
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I normally do not glue the stand pipe in case I need to remove it if a small fish gets into the overflow box but if you feel the need to you can use PVC cement but I would suggest the "Clear" type so it looks a little better.
Ok, well I was thinking glue because it is broke... I was gonna glue it on... unless they come threaded?
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