Never use cheap ABS bulkheads By Sluicebox on 2/8/2016
Sluicebox would recommend this product to a friend
I went the cheap route first and when it failed, it cost a lot more than these quality bulkheads would have in the first place. If I had used these quality bulkheads the first time, it would have saved me more than 10x their initial cost, plus the headaches, ill will from my wife, and the time of correcting a mess. Always get the best quality when it is the only thing standing between you and water on the floor. It costs far less in the long run. I'll never buy anything less in the future. BRS is always the greatest with customer service.
Well Made Bulk Heads By Nate on 1/6/2015
Nate would recommend this product to a friend
These bulk heads are heavy duty and come with a nice thick gasket. Overall I'm really pleased to have the peace of mind that one of my bulk heads isn't likely to fail.
heavy duty By Claude on 12/29/2014
Claude would recommend this product to a friend
Heavy duty, don't need to worry about it failing for a long time
Well worth it By Marty on 12/8/2014
Marty would recommend this product to a friend
Wish I had gone with the schedule 80 in the first place. Had 3/4 ABS and replaced it with the 1/2 inch 80 for my returns. Holds tight right away. Extra thick gasket is nice.
Use these. Don't cheap out! By Chris on 9/11/2014
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Very solid. Very very solid. Don't cheap out on the others. You'll end up replacing them with the schedule 80s anyways. I've plumbed a 2 in bulkhead to run a 1.5 in intake on a Reeflo Barracuda. Love the setup.
Bullet-proof bulkheads By Pegasus on 5/4/2014
Pegasus would recommend this product to a friend
Anyone who has ever used cheap bulkheads will instantly notice the difference in the Schedule 80 kit. These are built to last, which is something I'd consider an important aspect in the marine hobby. While your plumbing should be supported, there is still some weight against the bulkhead. A cracked bulkhead can spell disaster, so you don't want to skimp on those. A little pricey, but well worth the cost when it comes to peace of mind. Better safe than sorry...
Great Quality By Jason R on 2/12/2014
Jason R would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered two 3/4 bulkheads for my sump. One bulkhead seemed to have excess flashing from mold process that required a bit of triming with an exacto knife and wet sandpaper. But well worth the extra few bucks over standard bulkheads.
Great product, Heavy duty. By Grizzly on 12/14/2013
Grizzly would recommend this product to a friend
Great product, Heavy duty.
A bad batch? By Brian on 10/14/2013
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 7/30/2013
samuel would recommend this product to a friend
these 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