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I need help understanding how the vinyl tubing will connect to the bulkhead. From listening to others sounds like the tubing should go over the bulkhead but I just got my bulkheads and tubing(recieved the stiff instead of the flexible:eek: ) So they are sending the right stuff. Anyway from looking at the bulkhead and tubing the tube wont go over the thread but in. I asked the guy about it and he said there is a fitting to go in the bulkhead that the tube will slide over. Help I don't want leaks! I am going to use silicone on it but does the tubing part sound right?
 

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Im not sure exactly what you are talking about....but if its what i think you need to get a threaded fitting(or s slip x thread reducing fitting possibly if its a slip bulkhead) that has a hose barb on the end...you minght have to get a reducing fitting to make it work. The only thing i use anywhere is flex pvc when flex is required so it DOES simply get glued in with or without a union depending on the application
 

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Do you have "barbed" bulkheads or "slip" ones or both? The AGA Magaflow supplies both. Barbed would connect to flexible vinyl hose and slip would connect to hard or flex PVC.
 

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It's called a slip bulhead. He is sending some kind of fixing with the replacement tubing so maybe it will all make sense then.
 

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Okay now I get it. Providing he is sending me the female adapter I just screw it on the threaded part of the bulkhead and then slid the vinyl pvc onto the adapter and clamp with hose clamp?
 

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Yes but youll want to try to find a plastic hose clamp......not mandatory, but the others WILL rust eventually even if they are not directly in the water.......

Thats just one of the many reasons i really prefer pipe and glue............but the barbed fittings work fine too
 

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Yep Was going to look for plastic. Thanks for the help everyone.
 

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I know why I was so confused. Not only did I get the wrong pvc tubing but they also sent two 3/4 in bulkheads and one was supposted to be a 1 inch bulkhead. No wonder I couldn't get the bulkhead to work with the pvc it's the wrong size. They are sending the correct bulkhead too.
 

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The bulkhead is threaded but called a slip? I think when I get all the correct parts it will make sense. Once I figured out that neither bulkhead would fit the 1 inch pipe I played around with the 3/4 inch pipe and bulkhead. The pipe slides in the bulkhead and is very tight. Do I have to go with adapters and stuff or can I just silicone the tube in there?
 

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The bulkhead is threaded but called a slip? I think when I get all the correct parts it will make sense. Once I figured out that neither bulkhead would fit the 1 inch pipe I played around with the 3/4 inch pipe and bulkhead. The pipe slides in the bulkhead and is very tight. Do I have to go with adapters and stuff or can I just silicone the tube in there?
If the bulkhead is threaded then it needs a threaded fitting to go into the bulkhead with barbed nipple on the other end that slips into the pipe.

You will just use a touch of silicone and some plumbers tape to the threaded male end that threads into your bulkhead.
 

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This is the bulkead. Inside is smooth threads are on the outside.
 

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Ok, then you will need a short length of hard pipe, some PVC glue/primer, and a slip/thread adaptor, then the thread -> nipple part.

Bulkhead -> glued to pipe -> glued to slip/thread adpter -> threaded into the thread/nipple part -> to your rubber hose.

Really it is easer just to get a bulkhead that is threaded on the inside.

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I just got what I was told to get! Cross that bridge when I get there now that I am waiting on more parts.
 

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If your bulkhead is not threaded then there is nothing to screw the adaptor into. What you have is a slip bulkhead (just like a slip 90) the inside of it is not threaded, but designed for a pipe to be glued into it.

The adaptor needs to go on the INSIDE of the bulkhead, not on the outside.

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Sorry and probly a stupid question but if the bulkhead is male and that adapter is female, wouldnt it screw onto the outside of the bulkhead. What is the difference in a adapter being on the inside of the bulkhead and one that goes on the outside?
 
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