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SKAustin 07-25-2008 08:29 PM

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).

Rogergolf66 08-01-2008 09:44 AM

nice idea.

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


SKAustin 08-02-2008 01:32 PM

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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