Why does BRS recommend this?
Uniseals are one of the secrets in life you wish you knew about years ago. By conforming to round surfaces they allow you to plumb directly into 5 gallon buckets, brute trash cans, or any round surface. They accept standard Sch. 40 or Sch. 80 PVC and allow DIY projects that once may have been very costly to complete much more affordable.
Uniseals are used to attach pipe to just about any container in situation where bulkheads will not work. The most common use is on curved surfaces such as storage drums, buckets or even other pipe.
- Fits our Schedule 80 ½” pipe
- Pipe ID – ½"
- Hole saw size: 1 ¼” or 31.7mm (32mm)
- Fits our schedule 80 ¾” pipe
- Pipe ID – ¾”
- Holesaw size: 1 ¼” or 31.7mm (32mm)
- Fits our schedule 80 1" pipe
- Pipe ID - 1"
- Holesaw size: 1 ¾” or 44mm
- Fits our schedule 80 1¼” pipe
- Pipe ID - 1¼”
- Hole saw size: 2” or 50.8mm
- Fits our schedule 80 1½” pipe
- Pipe ID - 1 ½”
- Hole saw size: 2½” or 64mm
- Fits our schedule 80 2" pipe
- Pipe ID - 2"
- Holesaw size: 3" or 76mm
- Pipe ID - 3"
- Holesaw size: 4" or 102mm
- Pipe ID - 4"
- Holesaw size: 5" or 127mm
- Pipe ID - 6"
- Holesaw size: 7" or 177.8mm
|Product Name||Uniseal Bulkheads|
|PVC Connection Type||Slip|
The uniseals are made to work with pipe. The diameter of the pipe pushes out and is what seals against the walls of the uniseal. A flexible tube would most likely leak.
When it comes to PVC the best thing to do is take your tape measure and throw it away. PVC is nominal sizing and just because it says its ¾” you most likely will not find an exact ¾” dimension anywhere on the pipe. If your PVC is ¾” you will want to use a ¾” Uniseal, along with all other fittings and valves.
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We do not recommend using a uniseal on anything wider than 1/4-5/16". Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I'm afraid the probes are a bit too small and would not be able to seal with a 1/2" Uniseal.
If so, what diameter pipe for a 1 inch uniseal
Yes. All plumbing is sized with nominal plumbing sizes which takes into account the correct size fittings for the pipe regardless of whether they are sch40, 80, etc. For a 1" pipe you would want a 1" uniseal.
In the past I have actually just used water or saliva but many people recommend things like silicone o-ring lubricant, non-ammonia windex and vegetable oil. Just give the container a good rinse after everything is installed and you should be good to go!
Hope this helps!
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That is just fine. Just be careful removing it to not rip or tear on the uniseal and you will be just fine.