Anyway to unglue pvc?

dg3147

New member
The guy that put my tank together glued a PVC elbow directly under the bulkead (via straight piece of PVC)....how can I possibly change it out?

UG!
 

DetroitReefer

New member
It's like a chem-weld. There's no way as far as I know. It's actually bonded on a molecular level. Might have to replace the entire bulkhead.
 

DetroitReefer

New member
I assumed that you meant there wasn't room to get a cutter in. Yeah.. you can cut them. "Directly under the bulkhead" confused me.

Sorry for any misinformation if any.
 

dg3147

New member
It's like a chem-weld. There's no way as far as I know. It's actually bonded on a molecular level. Might have to replace the entire bulkhead.

nah...that wouldn't have worked. That's the problem: I want to replace the bulkhead. but since there is and elbow right below it....it cannot slide off. Had to cut the elbow off with saw. Then I was able to slide bulkhead off.
 

James77

Team RC
I've cut the pipe itself and dremeled out the inserted pipe to save a fitting. Was kind of a PITA, but it did work.
 

Jamesjkl

Member
James77 said:
I've cut the pipe itself and dremeled out the inserted pipe to save a fitting. Was kind of a PITA, but it did work.

they make drills cutters to do that too maybe a frendly plumber or supply shop?


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