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Correct install of bulkhead fitting

Discussion in 'Filtration / ULNS' started by riksworld, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. riksworld

    riksworld Registered

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    Morning all,

    Seeing as I never got any instructions with my pipework kit. Big Thumbs Up

    Below is a picture of one of the bulkhead fitting's, I am assuming I've got it right, but before I fit and risk flooding the house with over 600 litres of water, I would double check as the wife will kill me.

    As you can see from the picture below, there are 2 gaskets, 1 white, 1 black.

    The black one is a normal rubber gasket, the white on is sold ridged piece of plastic.

    I am assuming the white one goes under the tank and the black one goes inside the weir, or am I wrong and both go in the weir?

    Thanks again to all who helps.

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  2. Realist

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    When I did my pipe work I left it as it came supplied and as long as it's done up tight and rage rubber seals not deformed you'll be ok.

    You could also run a bead of mastic both sides to create an additional seal.

    Best wishes.
     
  3. riksworld

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    Thanks realist

    Does that mean the white seal goes under the tank and the black one inside the weir.
     
  4. Realist

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    As long as you have a tight seal you'll be ok and what I did as well was fill the weir with water first test for leaks etc if that's ok test fill the tank and check again.

    Best wishes bud.
     
  5. mgreenough

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    Black rubber inside and white plastic outside (underneath), the key is do not overtighten. Many people have done it the other way, but as long as you have a good seal you should be ok. As the weir does not have the vast water pressure like an open tank, it means less pressure on the fittings.

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