Installing Intake and Output Piping?

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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    The guy at the store told me that I didn't need to use any glue on any of the PVC connections above the bulkhead including the pipe in the top of the bulkhead.

    True, untrue?
     
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    The drain pipe inside my overflow i usually dont glue. But the return pipes I do glue. Except maybe the last piece that shoots the water back into the tank incase i want to rotate it or whatever to adjust flow.
     
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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    I was just checking the length of the pipe and now it is stuck in the PVC joiner. I mean I can't take it out to glue it.
     
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    I would glue it. If there's water pressure flowing through it (the returns) it can leak or even burst. For the drains from the tank, that's all gravity-fed, so there's not a lot of pressure on those pipes.
     
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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    Yeah I figured so.

    I am just now battling to get this union to let the pipe go.

    It sucks because it is stuck. I drilled holes so I could get a grip and some power pulling it apart using a big drill bit but no dice.
     
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    Good thing PVC fittings are reletivley inexpensive:mrgreen:

    Did you try two pairs of channel locks? On to get a good grip on the pipe and one on the fitting you are trying to remove?
     
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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    I got it!!!!!

    I just cut slits in it(4) and then hammered it and it slowly came out then I cut a few more slits and a few more whacks and it came out. Whew didn't feel like driving to the store. I have been there like five times in two days.
     
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