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Featured Leak detected. Hekp required

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by chippie2002, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. chippie2002

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    Well! My weir is leaking ever so slightly in the corner. I've tried re siliconing it but the water just climbs over.

    I don't have enough containers to empty the tank. Any ideas?
     
  2. chippie2002

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    He's an image of the so called leak




    View attachment 70876

    And to make matters worse I can't find the original bulkhead to screw back in.
     
  3. Carlos

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    ok so its leaking in the wier from the bulkheads, did you not wet test the wier first to check it was ok before filling the tank
     
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    this small leak would not matter if you had other bulkhead in place. think you need to drain the tank and seal it. if you think its safe to leave a bucket under hole till you get bulkhead in place, but the hole needs to be bone dry for you to put bulkhead in so i would drain it.
     
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    Is water getting from the tank in to the weir? Is that what you mean? Or the new bulk heads are leaking? I don't want to point out the obvious but there is a bulk head missing.........
     
  6. Carlos

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    Long day, am I reading it right Tom tank is full but not got all the bulkheads on :-(
     
  7. chippie2002

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    Yes there is a bulkhead missing. I'm in the process of filling up the old tank and dispose of the water when I run out of room. :-( bulkhead arrives on Tuesday but I fear I don't have all the plumbing

    Feeling quite disappointed. We tested with tap water and left for 30 minutes. All appeared fine...
     
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    you must have missed a spot with the resealing dude, you will have to drain the tank as silicone appilcation needs to be done dry really.
    and you really need to find that bulkhead before you go any further!
     
  9. Carlos

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    doing it all to quick mate
    1 get your bulkheads on
    2 leave 24 hours
    3 wet test the wier with a Ltr of RO
    4 then and only then start filling the tank

    As tom said if you had all the bulkheads on this would make no difference a slight leak, IMO go back to step one and slow down a little, rushing causes mistakes like this mate, but we all learn from them.

    Carl
     
  10. tomtucker

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    yesHysterical
     
  11. liam0

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    I'm even more confused.

    Have you filled your new tank without plumbing it in? If the weir is leaking from the tank in to the weir then I would say use some epo-putty in the area it is leaking to stop it.

    Future reference.......................... holes leak loads. :wink:
     
  12. saltybaldy

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    Can u not just lower the tank level so that it doesn't overflow into the weir while you fix the leak?
     
  13. chippie2002

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    It's from the bottom of the weir...


    Will putty work?
     
  14. liam0

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    I've attached a weir with epo putty. I added a weir to a full tank and used epo putty and it doesn't leak or move.
     
  15. Carlos

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    ye putty it works on all apart from frags :taunt:
     
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    You would be better off closing the leak off with the putty on the display side of the weir glass though, rather than applying it inside the weir, where pressure will probably push it off before it's set properly :wink:
     
  17. chippie2002

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    Ill just empty it and fix properly. Sad times!!
     
  18. tomtucker

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    thats the best thing to do:clap:
     
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    And wait for plumbing parts then plumb it all in so the system is complete then test the weir with a jug of water then leak test the whole system then test the system running? Please?
     
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    here here:clap:
     
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