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Old 08-06-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default Installing water hose adapter on 55 gallon drum? How to?

I have a 55 gallon drum like the one in the pic. I want to install a water hose adapter on it just like the picture. What is the best way to go about this? Drill a hole, screw in a adapter, seal it??? Not sure, I'm clueless on this like a lot of things.

Next question. I also have a large metal tank that I want to put a hose adapter in. Would I do it any different from the plastic drum since it's metal.

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Old 08-06-2008, 09:27 AM   #2
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Not sure but I would think you would want to use a bulk head fitting with a nut, washer and gasket on each side. That is how we run tubing through vessel that we can't weld on.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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Bulkhead fitting is the only way that will last.... Get a 3/4" fitting and you can screw the male end of the hose directly into the fitting.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:31 AM   #4
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I lay the plastic ones on the side and screw a faucet in one of the plugs that has 3/4 threads in the middle. You will have to cut out center of plug so it will drain. Use teflon tape. Like this:

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tips. I just didn't know finding a bulkhead fitting around Austin was like finding gold. Geeze, I called about a dozen places and no one carries them. Thanks again
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:38 AM   #6
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Isn't the bung just a 2" pipe fitting? Go to any hardware or plumbing supply and buy a 2"x3/4" bushing and a 3/4" hose bibb. You can screw the hose to the bibb just like holdem did.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #7
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A Myers hub mite work with some silicone. You can get them at any electrical supply house.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #8
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Thanks for the tips. I just didn't know finding a bulkhead fitting around Austin was like finding gold. Geeze, I called about a dozen places and no one carries them. Thanks again
This place sells the bulkhead fittings.

http://www.bayteccontainers.com/bulfit34.html
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:49 AM   #9
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that is what I was thinking Joey. It isnt under pressure or anything and any hardware store should have a myers hub in electrical section.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:04 AM   #10
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Jay could fix it with mighty putty. He seems like a real honest guy.

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Old 08-07-2008, 11:14 AM   #11
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If you need to seal it, the epoxy putty in a stick from the HW store will seal darn near anything from transmission cases to plastics. Takes 10 minutes to get hard, and overnight to reach full strength. I 'built' the adapters from 2" copper to PVC piping on my pool when I put a heater in, and the 100F water when we run the spa/hot tub has never caused those connections to leak.
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