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A bad batch? By Brian on 10/14/13Brian would recommend this product to a friendI don't even know how to rate this since I know these are usually great and everyone else it happy with them. I am wondering if I got a bad batch of 1" Schedule 80 threaded bulkheads. I have an older 2" that is great never had a problem.
I recently ordered a 1" to plug a hole in the bottom of my aquarium.
I could only get the plug to screw in about 1.5 turns on the flange side. On the nut side it went in most of the way. With only 1.5 turn I simply can't trust it to hold water.
BRS promptly sent me a second as replacement and it was the same. I emailed and someone there said that it is normal. They said it is designed to get tighter as it goes in.. well, that part may be true but I can't imagine it only going in 1.5 turns would be normal.. even with a wrench you can't get these in any further.
By the way it was not the male part.. I tried other thread while in the hardware store. None seemed to go in properly.
Huge By samuel on 7/30/13samuel would recommend this product to a friendthese things are huge and they are built like a tank. i think that the glass in my tank will break way before these things leak
nice beefy quality By michael on 7/4/13michael would recommend this product to a friendGot two of these to use on my returns, tank had a hole pre-drilled for a 1 inch bulkhead by previous owner. I got the sch 80 3/4 fitting to use the 3/4 locline fitting in the same size hole.
Heavy duty By Jeff on 5/4/13Jeff would recommend this product to a friendVery beefy bulkheads. Nice thick gasket. Nice to have when it keeps the water in you tank.
Quality By Ryan on 11/14/12Ryan would recommend this product to a friendThese bulkheads are the best of the best, just note that the threads are tapered i found out the hard way and put the fittings on so tight i can't get them back off. I would use some teflon paste or tape if I could get them off just for peace of mind but i don't think it is detrimental.
Heavy duty By kevin on 8/29/12kevin would recommend this product to a friendNice bulkheads...solid construction...a quality product.
worth the money By michelle on 2/28/12michelle would recommend this product to a friendi am so glad i spent the extra money on these. they work perfectly and seem exceptionally durable. I did have to make the hole in my sump bigger to get it to fit, but 10 minutes with a dremel and i was good to go.
Great fitting By Daniel on 2/28/12Daniel would recommend this product to a friendThese fit great on my AGA reef ready tank. Super heavy duty. Definitely worth the extra few bucks.
Spend the money By Chris on 2/24/12Chris would recommend this product to a friendMight as well get the best and go with them, these things work and work good.
Worked Great By Chris on 2/24/12Chris would recommend this product to a friendBeefier and a lot easier to handle and tighten
Better Bulkhead By Chris on 2/23/12Chris would recommend this product to a friendNo leaks so far and alot beefier than your standard ABS bulkheads, no problems when it comes to cranking down on them if needed
Beast is right! By Dustin on 2/13/12Dustin would recommend this product to a friendI bought SCH 80 bulkheads so I could have confidence that a bulkhead would not crack over the life of my current build (800 gallon system hoping to last years). When the end goal in mind and preventing floods, it was without question I bought these.
At the time of the purchase I did not realize how much better of a bulkhead it was but I'm happy to report I'll never purchase a cheap SCH 40 again. Only complaint is the size of hole needed but I took that into account when building.
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by Christian on September 12, 2013, @3:28 AM
Ok i know this is a stupid question , but i just don't want to order the wrong ones. I have two tanks with herbie drains of 1.5" and 1" returns. The hole on my tanks are however 2 1/4" for the 1.5" drains and 1 3/4" for my 1" returns. So which bulkheads size do i choose, the size of the pipes i'm going to use, 1.5" and 1", or the size of the holes in the tank. I'm using the schedule 80. Thanks you
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Christian,
The big thing you want to focus on if your tank is already drilled is the size of the holes. A 1.5" bulkhead refers to the size of the pipe that will be used but you can compare the installation hole size to the holes you have.
A 1.5" ABS bulkhead requires an installation hold size of 2.32" which is most likely what your larger hole is but worth double checking.
The 1" ABS bulkhead requires an installation hole size of 1.65" so if you have a 1.75" hole you are all set there!
Here is one type of the ABS bulkheads.
Bulkheads are used to attach plumbing to your aquarium or sump.
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