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  1. *Philip*

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    Hi guys.

    Does anybody know where to buy bulkheads in Cape Town, without having to explain to the guys that I'm not looking for light fittings?

    Another thing, I'm designing a 1.3L x 0.6W x 0.5H tank. The sump will be in garage which is about 3-4 meters away. What size overflow and return pipes will be sufficient and what size do I tell the guys to drill the holes?
     
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    Builders Warehouse, in the swimming pool section.
     
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    Haha yeah I remember people kept giving me light fittings when I went looking for bulkheads lol.. Go for 50mm piping, make the overflow as big as possible, a C2C overflow is nice :) .. get a 50mm bulkhead. Before you drill the hole compare the bulkhead with the drill bit. With mine I had a 50mm bulkhead, 50mm hole and it all worked great.
     
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    were are you willing to go? effast is in stikland, cheaper you will prob not get
     
  6. *Philip*

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    thanks guys, will check builders and effast. distance is not a problem when on a bike. :yeahdude:
     
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    try the yachting supplyers I got some from they also know what these type of bulkheads are
     
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    talk about expensive, but some good parts you can get from them
     
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    the ones I got from the yachting supliers in durban were about 1/5th of the price of the aquerium supply shops but ya there are probably cheeper places just none I could find in durban
     
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    thanks guys, found bulkheads at Effast. very cheap. the pic shows prices. deduct 45% for discount then add 14% vat.
     
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