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Unread 04/11/2010, 06:05 AM   #1
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All-Glass Megaflow kit installation

Never used one of these kits myself so hopefully someone else here has and can answer a question.

Of course there are no instructions or even a diagram in/on the box so I had to go searching online.
I found installation instructions over at Dr Fosters that say the return plumbing (High pressure side) should be "press fitted" into the bulkhead and that the 90 elbow should also be "press fitted".
Screw the "nozzle" into the "3/4" elbow." Press fit the opposite side of the "elbow" to one end of the "return line." Press fit the remaining end of the "return pipe" into the "3/4" bulkhead." Already mounted in the aquarium.
No mention of PVC glue or any other sealant/adhesive.

Now I can understand leaving all the drain side plumbing loose for easy access/cleaning as it's not under pressure, but I'm wondering if "press fitted" plumbing is going to hold together once hooked up to a Mag18?

So my question is for any firsthand experience using this kit in a "press fitted" manner?
What was your experience good or bad?

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Unread 04/11/2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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yeah, your good. No glue required or necessary. Just make sure therepushed together all the way.

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Unread 04/11/2010, 08:35 AM   #3
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I would glue the return pipe loyalrogue just to be sure you dont end up with a water fountain in your house.

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Unread 04/11/2010, 09:54 AM   #4
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I glued my return side.


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Unread 04/11/2010, 10:33 AM   #5
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Mine is pressed in also. I was not happy about it, but I followed the instructions in mine and it has worked well so far.

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Unread 04/11/2010, 11:15 AM   #6
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dont trust it long term glue it

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Unread 04/11/2010, 11:27 AM   #7
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I actually saw that pipe pop and almost cause a flood at Gasman's new tank when I was helping him with the pluming, we glued it after that!
I think that the manufacturer take in consideration that you will be using a normal pump with no pressure that is rated to the specs of the overflow (up to 600 GPH max) however most people have pumps that are way more powerful than that and carry pressure, for this cases glueing is a must.
The actual Durso drain does not need glue

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Unread 04/11/2010, 01:53 PM   #8
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mine is glued for peace of mind.

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Unread 04/11/2010, 05:23 PM   #9
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Yeah the return from the pump to the tank should be glued. I though you were just refering to the overflow part, the drain, which can just be pressed in.

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Unread 04/12/2010, 12:35 PM   #10
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any type of PVC glue? And how long do you need to wait to add water?

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