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Old 08-01-2003, 07:17 AM   #1
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Bulkhead hole size?

Hey all,

Just got a 1" bulkhead for my refugium, but it did not come with literature on what size the drilled hole should be. I searched the web and believe I saw 1 7/8" as the hole size at one place. Is this a universal size? Is there a better place to go look for a table with bulkhead hole sizes? Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2003, 07:36 AM   #2
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I've always had better luck matching the bulkhead to the hole drill. Most of the measurements I've seen for hole size is a little too big.
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Well shoot, I have my little 1" bulkhead kit now. I guess I'll go like 1/8" smaller than the recommended hole size and go from there.
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I do what Jerel does, I take the bulkhead and find a drill bit as small as possible to get the bulkhead in. The recomended size might work also.

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FYI sizes do vary from one brand to the next. For my 1" bulkheads I used a 1-3/4" hole saw and it was a perfect fit. Bob
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