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Old 06-26-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Stuck Bulkhead

Ok well, As you may know, I got a 180G RR oceanic yesterday. Well i wanted to clean the bottom of the overflows but one of the bulkheads got stuck. Now it is a bit loose and cant be tightened or loosened. Any ideas? Can i silicone it in ?
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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remove and replace
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cut it out with a dremel or some other tool that you can make precise cuts with.
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Ok, Will i risk breaking the glass with a dremel?
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cut the flange that screws onto the bulkhead, once you cut that you can pry it off with some pliers, and the bulkhead will come right out.
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:45 PM   #6
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OOOH. Thats easy. I thought i needed to cut the threaded part. Hmm, now to get a dremel....lol Does home depot rent them?
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you could just use a hack saw if you have one.

or a jigsaw, sawzaw, coping saw, or just take a drill with a cut-off wheel on it.
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Sawzall is fun lol
Hmm i'll see if i can find a cutout wheel.
What about a soldering iron to melt it off?
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melting it is probably the least effective idea. as you melt it off, it will bond to the other peice and just make it more and more impossible to get apart
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Melting plastic is always fun though. -cough-
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