DIY bulkhead

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  1. Tremayn

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    Look at the swimming pool section at Builders Warehouse and Chamberlains.

    They got this type of fitting there. 50mm PVC connections.
     
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    when i was looking around hardware shops i only found 40mm connections.. must try pool places :)
     
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    I just buy the proper 50mm ones from astore, R20 each.
     
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    That diy one is useless thread to short

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    at the petshops 50mm bulkheads r like R350!
     
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    Astore they are like R50 but then you just ask for 40% discount. They always give you 40% off for some reason, but only if you ask.
     
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    haha thats shit funny! Where is Astore?
     
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    Go to the irrigation/plastic plumbing shops and explain to them very carefully what you want. I was told to go to NRB Piping in Richards Bay, well I was told more than once they do not know what I am talking about. Eventually I made a drawing on the counter and she said 'Oh you want a tank fitting'. The household zink drain fittings are too flimsy and do not last long. And they are too expensive compared to the real thing.
     
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    when i went to this huge plumbing place I gave up trying to explain what i want. They kept giving me and out door light lol...
     
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    dude FAB in oxford road if Astore is too far away for you
     
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    Ziyaad which one would you say it the best?

    I always find that FAB doesnt have what i'm looking for.
     
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    draw a picture for them :p
     
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    Astore is the biggest and they should have what you want
     
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    can you guys give me directions to FAB or astore? or any place that stocks some bulkheads in johannesburg.
     
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    The plumbing name for a bulkhead is a tank connector or tank adapter. A 50mm one is like R30 from the irrigation place i buy from . I use them alot for water tanks
     
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    Oh let me try that haha. Where I stay it's really hard to come by. But I'm in jhb quite often. Where do u get your bulk heads from @Nemo84
     
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    I get it from a irrigation shop sometimes at the farmers co-op. Even places that sell jojo tanks or if you have a roto tank dealer near you they always have. I use them mainly for work .
     
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    fab is on oxford street in ferndale,randburg ... oxford is just off malibongwe road ..
     
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