He is, I had him recently quote me a price on a new sump. I was looking at his sumps and calcium reactors, but went another direction instead.
PVC to acrylic maybe isn't the strongest bond
Honestly it isn't. The resins will blend with a thermal set and it does hold water tight, but I suspect is vulnerable to eventual fracture, not unlike a bad weld. Uni-seals make these type of bonds obsolete. Just go all acrylic and use the uni-seal for your penetrations.
Corona discharge????!!! That sounds dangerous enough for the time being. Better get checked for the virus Lol. Maybe a little soon for this joke?
Is that what you call the morning after Taco Tuesday night?
Where did you get that tlf media?
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I don't remember. I bought it before I took my old tank down. I also added dolomite chips for magnesium replenishment into the reactor, and I don't remember where I got that either. It wasn't local in either case, though. No store had it when I purchased it.
Sectioning the manifold of the reactor - cut the old union off from the rest, saving as much of the black PVC as possible:
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Reassemble with PVC primer and glue. I had to add:
a new TEE,
a 3/4 to 1/4 reducing bushing for the reactor feedline's John Guest fitting,
a "nipple" of 3/4" PVC,
a 3/4" street elbow,
a 1" to 3/4" slip reducing bushing (on the union's top, since the union, uniseal, and pipe intake are all 1"):
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Tried in. Since the 1" union is taller than the old 3/4" one on the lid, the manifold needs lengthening to reach the pump. Thankfully, that is a simple fix, as the manifold connects to the pump with flexible tubing and hose barbs. All that is required is cutting a longer run of flexible tubing.
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I cut that longer piece, hooked it all back up, and filled the reactor. Zero leaks after running an hour now.
When did you become such a do it yourselfer? You always been this way? Nice work.