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Old 03-24-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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plumbing - flex pipe and pvc

Can I connect flex pipe and pvc? I am setting up a closed loop with the returns going over the top as opposed to drilling the back of the tank. I was wondering if I could use flex pipe as the return and possibly connect it to pvc piping. I hope to connect pvc to the pump, then connect flex to the pvc and run it up to the top of the tank outletting into the tank.
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Do you mean use the flex to bend over the top into the tank? Or use the flex before the return?

I would recommend using rigid pvc and 2 90*'s so that you can easily mount loc-line fittings to it. Other than that flex pvc is fine.
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Yes you can connect the two provided you have the right fittings. All you need is a barbed adapter which can be threaded on to your pump's discharge fitting, then slide the flex line over the barbed adapter and tighten it down with a gear clamp (two is better).
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