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Bulkhead out of electrical conduit?

Bulkheads are so expensive.  I have heard some people use electrical conduit to make bulkheads, even valve shut offs..  Does anyone have instructions for this?  I need them with my pond project.

rickharris5 years ago
I guess we need a LOT more information.

are you using the conduit as re-bar?
meganmole (author)  rickharris5 years ago
Well, maybe I used the wrong terminology Rick. With most of the pond plumbing I used PVC-40. What I am talking about is the dark grey electrical joints that looks like PVC. Nothing galvanized at all. Attached is a photo of what I mean. I googled it and came up with the image.

I also got a reply from another member so I will copy this reply.

Appreciate your help. I am a novice learning as I go. Thank you.
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Burf5 years ago
Electrical conduit is a poor choice for wet applications. The wall thickness is too thin and the galvanizing too light for any long term wet applications. It will rust through in a very short time.
A far better choice is PVC. It is cheap, easily obtainable and there is a multitude of fittings and adaptors available to make a strong, long lived and watertight bulkhead.
meganmole (author)  Burf5 years ago
Well, maybe I used the wrong terminology Burf. With most of the pond plumbing I used PVC-40. What I am talking about is the dark grey electrical joints that looks like PVC. Nothing galvanized at all. Attached is a photo of what I mean. I googled it and came up with the image.

I also got a reply from another member so I will copy this reply.

Appreciate your help. I am a novice learning as I go. Thank you.
imagesCAYUVQNQ.jpg