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    1 inch bulkehad fittings?

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    I'm installing a beananimal overflow on an undrilled tank and I bought 1inch bulkheads. The holes are not pierced yet. I was looking for the rest of the plumbing and I'm having great troubles to find the parts that can fit in a 1inch threaded bulkhead. I figured I would have to use 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 ABS for the rest of the plumbing, but how can I connect the plumbing to the 1 inch bulkhead?? I'm wondering if I shouldn't buy a regular 1 1/2 inch bulkhead so it fits with standard piping...

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    To connect to the threaded PVC pipe, you need a male connector.

    Looks like this:

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    Once that is in, you can slide pvc into it.

    If you have a 1" bulkhead and want to use pvc pipe larger then that, you will need to add a reducer.

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    Thanks Joey, yes that is what I'm looking for but I can't find it anywhere in ABS.

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    You can also use these for bulkhead - fishing boat live well fittings

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    Bass Boat Livewell bulkhead fittings around $3.00
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kitana Click here to enlarge
    Thanks Joey, yes that is what I'm looking for but I can't find it anywhere in ABS.
    Why does it have to be ABS?

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    It doesn't have to be ABS, it's just that locally, I can only get ABS pipe and fittings in 1 1/2 inch. CPVC stops at 1 inch (and the 1 inch fittings are really difficult to get) and PVC is even harder.

    Finally, I almost ordered everything online before finding a plumber who was willing to sell me the fittings by the piece (all the others would sell in bulk, as if I was building a house...). I ordered only the ball valves online, as they were far cheaper than locally. For the rest, I bought a mix of ABS and PVC fittings and pipes and I used a glue that is designed to weld PVC to ABS. Some pieces are in polypropylène, namely all the 1 inch male threaded fittings. Retrospectively, I should have ordered everything online instead of trying to find the pieces locally, it would have been much easier to source everything, but I believe in buying local whenever I can.

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    man you must live in some small town in the middle of nowhere, I can walk into any one of the 4 hardware stores into town here and get everything from 1/2" all the way to 6" in PVC with no problem, even Walmart or Canadian Tire carries it in most common used sizes.
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    lol Yeah, kinda... look where Rouyn-Noranda is on Google map and you'll understand everything...

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    ok that explains it the middle of nowhere Quebec, so you might have to fire up the dog sled and head into Montreal or order some on line.
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