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Old 01-04-2006, 04:53 PM   #1
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Capping off a bulkhead

I have a bulkhead on the bottom of a used 50g tank that I'm turning into a sump. The bulkhead is siliconed into place. Of course a standard PVC cap is a little tight and I can only give it a full turn. It won't come off, but obviously it's not water tight. If I use pvc cement on the threads, should that be enough to seal it water tight? I'm concerned because I can't turn the cap very much...doesn't seem very tight.

Should I use teflon AND cement? Anyone ever have to do this or have a better solution?

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Old 01-04-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
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I would use a lot teflon tape and tighten as much as possible. I would think using both would work against you. After you tighten the plug you could always put some silicon around the plug. It should stick to the plastic good.
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:27 PM   #3
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I know I'm about 20 years behind the times here using this word but - "duh". Yeah, good plan. Teflon and silicone around the closed cap.


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