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Could This Replace a Bulkhead
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PostPosted: 2006.08.27(Sun)9:30    Post subject: Could This Replace a Bulkhead Reply with quote

I found these things called Uniseals. I think maybe I could use them in a overflow box instead of using bulkheads. http://www.asmskimmer.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=49

What do you think?
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PostPosted: 2006.08.27(Sun)13:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

would probably work. But for 3 or 4 extra bucks I'd go with a bulkhead.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)6:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uniseals are OK but not really intended for long term duty. My ASM skimmer has them and they do leak a little, and if you bump them wrong they can pop out. Not worth it, use a bulkhead.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)8:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think that a little bit of sealant might help. My tank maker charges for installing bulkheads, so I just thought that these Uniseals might allow me to save some money.
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PostPosted: 2006.08.28(Mon)9:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Install the bulkhead yourself, they are easy, just slip it through the hole and tighten the nut. I would skip using a uniseal for that function.
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