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Old 04-18-2007, 02:38 AM   #1
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Connecting Flexhose to bulkhead

I was a bit curious as to how far you tighten your hose into the bulkhead? For example, right now I have tightened it at least half way and still have a slight drip.

I am debating between removing and adding on even more teflon tape
or just screwing the hose in another half inch.

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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Are you using metal hose clamps or plastic clamps?
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Clamps?

I was using neither plastic nor metal...they screw into the bulkhead.
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:50 AM   #4
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A flex hose "screws" into a bulkhead. Not sure I know what you're working with.

Not a barbed bulkhead fitting that a hose pushes onto? That's why tecwzrd was asking about clamps.

Describe the underneath view of the bulkhead fitting. The piece that you're attaching the hose to. Barbed? Threaded?
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Is this a hang on back or drilled bulkhead? Are you sure the leak isn't coming from the bulkhead i.e. A rubber seal not seated properly or a cracked bulkhead? Did you have to force anything or was it fairly smooth treading it?

Teflon tape usually is enough to keep drips from a bulkhead drain from leaking. Not sure why you only threaded it half way though, if it can be threaded more onto the bulkhead I would try that first before adding more tape.
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Ahh...thanks for the explanation.

Yes, it is a flexhose connecting to a drilled bulkhead with threads. It took some effort to screw the hose in this far, as I had to use some wrenches and not just hand tighten.
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