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    flanged tank-liner connectors???

    the local pond supplies shop is selling these connectors. seems like it would be easier to use than bulk head on the liner. it's made of ABS, not PVC material. should I be concerned on its durability say 5 or 10 yrs down the road? I don't know if it's UV resistant or not either. didn't say on its webpage.

    appreciate any comments,

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Nguyen View Post
    the local pond supplies shop is selling these connectors. seems like it would be easier to use than bulk head on the liner. it's made of ABS, not PVC material. should I be concerned on its durability say 5 or 10 yrs down the road? I don't know if it's UV resistant or not either. didn't say on its webpage.

    appreciate any comments,

    Steve
    Are these the ones from Fancy Koi Outlet?
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    If so, they are great. I have used them and really like them.

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    yes, they are. I am sure they are great to use. more concern is that it's made of ABS and not sure if it's UV resistant. the shop owner doesn't seem to have concrete answer on its durability. it's good now but if it fall apart in 5 yrs, then it's not good to use, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    Are these the ones from Fancy Koi Outlet?
    Tangential Pond Return (TPR)
    If so, they are great. I have used them and really like them.

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    I would be more concerned about which glue to connect to the fitting than UV. In a health pond that flang should be cover with healthy carpet alge to even remotely allow UV to effect the structural integraity of the flang.

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    have to use ABS glue. PVC glue will melt this stuff.

    Steve

    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori View Post
    I would be more concerned about which glue to connect to the fitting than UV. In a health pond that flang should be cover with healthy carpet alge to even remotely allow UV to effect the structural integraity of the flang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Nguyen View Post
    have to use ABS glue. PVC glue will melt this stuff.

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    NO, there is special glue made to join ABS to PVC, either the thick clear "All Purpose" glue or the green "Transistion" glue. Please use one of these.

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    I didn't know that. thank you for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    NO, there is special glue made to join ABS to PVC, either the thick clear "All Purpose" glue or the green "Transistion" glue. Please use one of these.

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    If I am not mistaken Steve those flanges are made of black PVC...you might want to check with Lam.

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    I asked him a few months back. Lam said it's ABS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquitori View Post
    If I am not mistaken Steve those flanges are made of black PVC...you might want to check with Lam.

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    Your right, someone corrected me...so I would pick the right glue...

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