|11/16/2009, 12:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Cracked Eheim 1260 outlet
This weekend I decided to do my pump and aquarium a favor and bump up the return from my sump from 3/4" to 1.25". My main reason for doing this was I've known that my union on my 3/4" piping really is making it about 1/2" piping, and I was hoping for a little better flow and less noise from my eheim.
I got all my parts together, and after all the pvc cement had dried, I screwed my piping to my eheim (with the stock riser tube), spinning the piping around the riser, screwing the riser to the piping. Well, it must've been tight enough and started screwing the riser into the eheim some more, because *crack* went my eheim.
My first reaction was to try and super-glue the plastic together, but after closer inspection I found I really cracked the crap out of this Eheim, and super-glue's not going to cut it. My next attempt was to take some plumber's epoxy putty and jam it into the cracks, hoping to fill them enough to hold it solid. My first attempt didn't work, so I popped it off and tried again. Right now it's sitting at home curing. Is this a reasonable idea or am I asking for hurt?
I'm assuming when I get home this will be a failed attempt as well, so I'm hoping you folks with some better DIY skills can give me some advice.
In the mean-time I've called Eheim, and was told (in summary): "we don't sell a replacement housing, and we don't fix that either" which is extremely disappointing because the main reason I bought this pump was it's rumored quality and Eheim's good customer service. I am at fault for overtightening it, and am not expecting the warranty to cover this, but was expecting at least some support...
I'm assuming the next step is to just pvc cement the riser in, and try and somehow cement/fill all the other cracks (I really cracked it good, somehow cracked all the way through (I'll put some pics up tonight), but we'll see if that solves the problem either...
P.S. I can always try and figure out how to fit this into my sump and make it an internal pump, but I really don't have the room in the sump right now, and will then have to redo all the return plumbing again...
|11/16/2009, 12:25 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Longmont, Co
I dont know about the 1260, but my 1048 did NOT have standard tapered pipe fittings.
They were straight fitting on my pump.
Maybe you tried threading a tapered MPT into a straight fitting?
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