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post #1 of 3 Old 07-25-2008, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Bulkhead

DIY Bulkhead

Heres another simple idea for the budget minded aquarist. You can make your own bulkheads with 1 male Thread/Slip PVC adapter, 1 female Thread/Slip PVC adapter, and a rubber washer.



While these may no be practical for use on thick glass tank bottoms, they are perfect for use on acrylic pre-filter (external) overflows and sumps. These simple, inexpensive bulkheads can also be used for any number of unrelated projects. I used one to mount a Squirrel Shield on a PVC bird feeder pole. The one thing you need to remember is, in aquarium and other plumbing related applications, the rubber washer goes on the outside (the dry side).


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post #2 of 3 Old 08-01-2008, 09:44 AM
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nice idea.

where do you get that size and thick washer from does home depot have them?

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-02-2008, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure on home depot, I would assume they do. I get mine From Lowes. They are kept in the plumbing section with all the other rubber washers.

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