Terrible Advice Tuesdays: To ensure your bulkheads don’t leak, glue them to your tank with PVC cement.
The rest of the story: I about fell out of my chair (again) when I heard this one. A couple of things here:
#1: A bulkhead will form a good seal and not leak when installed correctly. No glue is needed.
#2: If you glued your bulkhead to your tank, and you ever wanted to remove it, good luck. It would be a royal PITA especially considering how tight of a space you’d be working in.
Whenever I encounter a leaky bulkhead, I first make sure the o-ring is on the inside of the tank, then I make sure the area where the o-ring meets the tank is clean. Then I tighten the bulkhead hand tight, grab a wrench and give it 1/4 extra turn.
Please don’t glue your bulkheads. You’ll hate yourself for it later, I promise.Browse the Store! Questions?