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Post by danreefs on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:37 pm

I have a leak right where the PVC is glued to the bulkedhead on my C/L takes all night to make a 1in puddle. For my peeps that made it the meeting you know i can not just replace the bulkhead. What can i do to fix this?
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Post by tinkerman on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:42 pm

Can you glob some silicon on it? I had to do this when I drilled my tank.

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Post by danreefs on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:44 pm

tinkerman wrote:Can you glob some silicon on it? I had to do this when I drilled my tank.

I sure can
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Post by plnelson on Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:38 am

See if you can cap that bulkhead from the inside of the aquarium, and drain the line of water. Then, flush it with fresh, and allow to dry. Once that is done, you could use either silicon, or PVC cement. Silicon will not adhere very well to PVC, so it may leak again.
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Post by bmlbytes on Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:26 am

Man it sounds like you had more troubles with that rebuild than it was worth lol!
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Re: Super small leak

Post by danreefs on Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:48 pm

bmlbytes wrote:Man it sounds like you had more troubles with that rebuild than it was worth lol!

I know Sad
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Re: Super small leak

Post by plnelson on Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:54 pm

Just keep in mind that every mistake you've made makes you a better reefer. It is priceless experience that you will one day be able to use for the benefit of other hobbyists, and yourself.
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Re: Super small leak

Post by danreefs on Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:08 pm

Ok all fixed now . I had 3 leaks lol 1 at the bulkhead and 2 in the PVC plumbing i did. All i did was cut and reglue with new PVC all better now Smile
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Post by plnelson on Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:16 am

Cool beans.
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