Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-12-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
scottayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,499
looking to find a bulkhead fitting for airline tubing

I'm looking into making a DIY auto-topoff. Where can I find a fitting to fit a bulkhead to reduce it to 1/4" airline tubing?

Seems like it would be common but I can't find it on ebay or on aquarium plumping sites. I just might not know the correct terminology.

I'm looking to put a bulkhead in a plastic container and then find a fitting that converts that bulkhead outing to 1/4" (preferrably barbed) for airline tubing.
__________________

scottayy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 01:48 AM   #2
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
here ya go Bulkhead Fittings
__________________

__________________
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 01:52 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
scottayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,499
Sweet!
So this would be all I need?

No need to attach something to a bigger bulkhead?
scottayy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 01:59 AM   #4
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
I'm not sure. I am planning to do a continuous drip on several of my tanks but I haven't gotten past the planning phase ($$$limiting)
__________________
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 02:09 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
scottayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,499
Well it looks like the whole thing. Bulkhead and fitting. I'll order it and see how it goes. Rep points for you sir! Thank you!
scottayy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 02:24 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
scottayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,499
Also I sincerely don't know how you found that, lol. Even with the name of it on that page, searching google for a place i can order it online... I still can't find it. Guess I will order with them through phone.
scottayy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 02:43 AM   #7
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
jehmco is one of the go-to websites for fishroom related stuff.
__________________
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 10:59 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
scottayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,499
Ah, so here's a little twist. I emailed foster and smith just to make sure of compatibility before I ordered.

Their response:

Thank you for your e-mail. We apologize, as we currently do not carry bulkhead fitting pieces specifically designed for use with 1/4" RO tubing. As the fittings you have mentioned are for use with flexible airline tubing, it may not be possible to properly fit and secure RO tubes. If you are able to obtain a threaded RO adapter, it may however be possible to install a plastic nut and gasket to create a bulkhead for your source water reservoir. These pieces should be available at most local hardware or plumbing supply stores.
scottayy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 11:30 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
scottayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,499
Well, I have the plastic bulkhead piece I need. The only problem is the nut is brass (only one, in any hardware store, in my hole town that fits!)

Brass is bad, right? i.e. I shouldn't use it? search for a nylon nut online instead?
__________________

scottayy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
airline, tubing

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.