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    Thread: How To Install A Bottom Drain

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      Very needed thread Thank you Steve..I will make this a sticky if that's ok with you all..
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      Yes do, a common sense approach. But unfortunantely the good ideas are never there when I need them. Good post. Thanks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by vipldy View Post
      Very needed thread Thank you Steve..I will make this a sticky if that's ok with you all..
      Please do, thanks.

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      Great thread Steve.

      I recently picked up a fiberglass tank with the intention of using as my QT. Here is info on the tank. http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100210 It doesn't have any plumbing holes as yet. Anyway, I'd like to have a 3" aerated BD for the tank and I don't have any of the plumbing parts yet. So I'm pretty open to what is going to work best here. Truth be told, I'm actually in Singapore today (returning tomorrow) and still getting my mind around how I get this done.

      Thinking of making a 2x6 framed stand, kinda like floor rafters with plywood on top. Then I somehow need to drill the correct size hole, and then add and seal the aerated BD. I really don't know if I can use a rubber seal for the BD or rubber seal with P&L or if I have to use fiberglass resin to seal the part into place.

      Any help on how you would approach a fiberglass application would be helpful.


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      Use the polyurethane sealant!!! No gasket.

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      Vertical vs Horizontal discharge...

      With regards to bottom drains, what are the pros and cons of having a vertical discharge bottom drain vs a horizontal disharge bottom drain? Is one better than the other quality or performance-wise or is it just about the installation?
      Thanks

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      Sorry to bump a old thread but the manufacture website shows that PL Roofing cement to not be reccomended for underwater use. Is this the stuff you suggestes: http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/pl_...ng-Sealant.htm
      Thank you!
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      Shane,

      That looks like the stuff. I have built two ponds and used that for bottom drains, skimmers and gpr/tpr's No leaks yet.
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      Thank you
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