View Full Version : Help! Broken SWC160 Reaction Chamber/Body - what to use to fix?

Perched Urchin
04/12/2010, 09:19 AM
Well, before I even have it in the water, my SWC160 (older version - not cone) took a spill of of a shelf and the pipe fitting snapped right out of the reaction chamber and there is also a lovely 2 1/2 inch long crack. Fortunately (I think), it didn't shatter, so I believe I should be able to repair, but I don't know what agent to use.

Does anyone know if the body of these skimmers is made out of acrylic, or is it some other type of plastic? If acrylic, I think I would use Weld On to fix.

Any answers and/or suggestions for my repair operation are welcome.

Calling me an idiot is not necessary, both my wife and I have already done that a number of times.

04/12/2010, 10:30 AM
I would use weld on

04/12/2010, 10:33 AM
+1 Weld on. Ive used it on my ATI skimmer and a PM fluidized reactor. works great

04/12/2010, 01:03 PM
Weldon 4 for the crack and Weldon 40 for the pipe. Its acrylic.

04/13/2010, 08:14 AM
Rob, shoot me a picture and we can probably fix it if you need help. I have 4, 16, and 40 handy.

Perched Urchin
04/13/2010, 08:21 AM
Thanks Eric!
Will send PM with pics when I get home.