Well pipe through wall


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Old 06-02-16, 12:33 PM
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Well pipe through wall

I am moving my well pump and water tank inside a Mueller steel building and I was wondering if there was a better way to run the two 1" PVC pipes through the metal wall besides just drilling a hole for the pvc and siliconing around the hole. Was wondering if maybe a uniseal for a fish tank or something else was made that would be a better method of weather/water sealing around the two pipes so I don't have to worry about water leaking into the building when it rains. Thanks
 
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Old 06-03-16, 06:38 AM
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Google "bulk head fitting".
 
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Old 06-03-16, 08:36 AM
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cajun I googled as joe said and found these. I guess these would work. I looked at my plumbing code book and could not find any requirements for pipes passing through a wall other than using a sleeve if the pipe passes through a masonry wall. So I guess you would be pretty much free to do whatever you want to do.

PVC - BulkheadFittings.com

Here’s a youtube video of a guy installing one on a drum. Seems to me a wall would be easier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBwX_MKssfs
 
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Old 06-03-16, 10:08 AM
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Keep in mind if you can set the pipe on a slight angle pointing downward on the exterior - gravity will do most of the work.
 
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Old 06-04-16, 05:02 AM
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Not exactly on topic but I would use a sleeve or some form of padding going through a sheet metal wall too, so vibration, say from trucks rumbling down the street, doesn't cut through the pipe.
 
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Old 06-04-16, 08:03 AM
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Allan wouldn't the bulkhead fitting provide the proper protection?
 
 

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