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Old 11-25-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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Not silicone caulk...silicone lubricant.
DOW 111 - O-Ring Lubricant - Bulk Reef Supply

There is no need to caulk your bulkheads. 100% silicone lubricant will seal and allow you to unscrew them if need be.
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #12
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Not silicone caulk...silicone lubricant.
DOW 111 - O-Ring Lubricant - Bulk Reef Supply

There is no need to caulk your bulkheads. 100% silicone lubricant will seal and allow you to unscrew them if need be.
wish i woulda seent his when doing mine....smh would have saved me quite a few bucks. (4 bulkheads total)
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:43 PM   #13
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Thank you for that!! Well I finally got the bulkhead off. It wouldn't unscrew even with a pipe wrench. Didn't know my own strength... Haha. I wound up cutting the darn thing off, which was miserable considering the right space of a stand and working in a corner. But it's done. Time to clean up and get a new bulkhead. And some silicone lubricant. Thanks again for that info.

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Old 11-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #14
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i feel your pain. i feel it. had to cut 2 off myself
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #15
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No thanks; one was bad enough. Curious how you did it. I used a Dremel (not recommended) and was able to get section off so I could get the rest off. Melting plastic isn't the best option with the Dremel I wouldn't think, but nothing else I tried was working. That's why I'm asking in case it occurs again.
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It won't occur again if you use the lubricant.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #17
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It won't occur again if you use the lubricant.
LOL too true.
in my case, i used a mini hacksaw. fit in there just enough to make the cuts. i will be the first to say though that i busted my knuckles and cursed the tank several times.
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I did some cursing too, but no bloody knuckles. Just melted plastic fumes, which will be worse long term.. Haha. I bought some silicone lubricant. If this isn't good, let me know. lowe's didn't have any bulkheads, so I'll have to order online anyway.

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I would be afraid to use that in my tank. 100% silicone is what i would use.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #20
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Thank you for the quick reply. I'll check online.
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