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Old     (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-10-2009, 10:50 PM Reply   
I was thinking of just applying some silicon to my fittings. I would think it would be easier to pull out the fittings later if I needed to. What has everybody else done?
Old     (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-11-2009, 7:08 AM Reply   
Rubber Cement
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-11-2009, 7:28 AM Reply   
silicone or any silicone-based marine sealant would work. I don't think I would use rubber cement...

3m 5200 if you don't want to take them apart ever.
Old     (tailgate)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-11-2009, 7:43 AM Reply   
Question, Is there a reason to glue the fittings in? on my fly high sacs, I didn't, should I?
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-11-2009, 7:47 AM Reply   
most of them leak.
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-11-2009, 8:16 AM Reply   
I used 5200 on my sacs to secure the male side of the quick-conns. Had no problem removing them 6 months later.
Old     (dcb)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-11-2009, 9:01 AM Reply   
I just used some automotive rtv that was laying around. Worked good and still comes apart if needed.
Old     (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-11-2009, 9:05 AM Reply   
Yes the fitting are a little smaller than the thread size in the bags. They leak a little and get the compartment wet.
Old     (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       05-11-2009, 10:58 AM Reply   
I used pvc cement.
Old     (chaser)      Join Date: Sep 2006       05-11-2009, 12:19 PM Reply   
what's the deal with the fittings not making a tight seal? Fittings are made by the same company that makes the sac and they can't get a water tight fit? That seems unacceptable?
Old     (tailgate)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-11-2009, 12:38 PM Reply   
not sure, my sacs from fly high and fittings seemed tight and had O-rings on them, I used no glue, and don't seem to have any problems, maybe other sacs are different?
Old     (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-11-2009, 1:03 PM Reply   
I got the fly high sacs but did everything in the ballast system myself. I did not buy the fly high fittings. Just saving a little money by not ordering like 15 fittings at 5-7 bucks a piece.
Old     (joran)      Join Date: May 2008       05-12-2009, 9:53 AM Reply   
mine have never leaked, even after I busted the glued in factory fittings loose with a pipe wrench to use on my new bags when I got bigger ones. You could use pipe tape to seal them up, that way you have a chance of getting them off in the future. A dab of silicone lube would help ensure a seal as well.
Old    get_sum            05-12-2009, 3:31 PM Reply   
is there any better option out there other than waterbed fittings for the older type bags that use them? I have waterbed fittings and they leak CONTINUOUSLY!!!
Old     (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       05-13-2009, 11:53 AM Reply   
get a barbed fitting for the water bed joints. Virtually leak proof and removebale.

Get them at any Home Depot, Menards Lowes

As for the newer style

Fly High recommeds regular PVC cement. To remove it just heat it up a bit with hair dryer. Pops loose with ease.

(Message edited by xstarrider on May 13, 2009)
Old     (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-13-2009, 4:02 PM Reply   
I didn't glue my fly high sacs and they haven't leaked so far, on season two with them.
Old     (tracktor)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-13-2009, 4:15 PM Reply   
I use a 1" plastic hose barbs using hose clamps to secure instead of blue waterbed barbs. Never have any leaks, easy & cheap.......


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