Flange side, not the nut side. It may not matter at all. I have heard regarding having gaskets on the outside is that they will likely crack/deteriorate over time due to being dry and under "pressure".The 1” bulkheads that I recently bought each came with two gaskets. Is there any reason NOT to put a gasket on both the flange and the nut side?
how are the pipes connected?Hi all, i set up my new 100g tank, i put bulkheads go with some minimal water level in box to see if bulk leaks, no leaks.
When I started to setup pipes, when i finish i see couple of drops, about one drop in 5 min.
So now is hard to get it more tighten, should i leave it, it dip on valve then going to sump, like i said very small amount. What should i do?
Pipes are conected with pvc glue, and I glue pipes to bulkhead.how are the pipes connected?
can you determine where the leak is coming from?Pipes are conected with pvc glue, and I glue pipes to bulkhead.
I can remove valve and i have union flat joint on other pipes, so i can remove them. But i dont know if i can tighten it more, i tighten with hand a maximum and then with toolkith 1/8 of circle.
Nice setupIf anybody is doing this for the first time and they just bought a new tank, do yourself a favor and buy a bulkhead nut tool from BRS. They don’t come with the tanks most of the time.
I just replaced my bulkheads and plumbing and sump and the tool made it a lot easier to remove and replace the bulkheads. Boy, was I dumb the first time!
https://pvcpipesupplies.com/brands/hayward/hayward-bulkhead-fittingsWhere are people buying quality bulkheads these days? Seems most of the big online aquarium retailers are selling the cheap ones.