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Old 05-28-2011, 08:52 AM   #61
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Thanks, Opus! Will get a replacement for it shortly.

Plumbing question or two or more.
Anyone know what I need to seal these barrels (the rim and bung holes)?


I need to attach a psi330 to a vent cap (swivel type) and drop it into the blue barrel (black tank). Any suggestions, videos, diagrams, pics that might explain how to connect the pvc psi330 pipe to that blue barrel? Suggestions on what to use on ceiling/flooring areas where the pipe drops through? Rather not have drafts or bugs and critters climbing through

What I have on hand at moment is:
Will these work?
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:40 AM   #62
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Not sure about that. That cement is for PVC, those barrels arent PVC.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #63
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If the tanks are NOT polyethylene or whatever the RV white plastic fresh tanks are, that glue will work. Being able to glue fittings onto a tank is why we have decided to use the black ABS Valterra tanks (from JC Whitney unless I can find cheaper elsewhere... shipping is really jacking the costs up) for our fresh water (I want to put an automatic fill/shut off valve inside the tank and need to have access to get the thing inside the tank in the first place). We have decided that we will build our grey tank from plywood lined with a PVC liner (think shower pan liner or pond liner). We have to build a small grey tank this weekend for the food cart. While we are up at the Home Depot & Lowes in Los Lunas, I'm gong to see what sizes they have the liner in... if they have any.

On edit: They now make a polyethylene glue... not that "plastic tank repair" that has been around for years. This is something that just came out. I have yet to find it.
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WAY down here in Tennessee we have a guy who collects drums from the plants around here and elsewhere, (The Drum Man)....
He has all sizes of drums, white plastic, black plastic, metal, and of course drums, both large and small......
when and if I find a bus I'll be paying him a visit....
Might want to check around yiur area and see if anyone like him around....
just food for thought

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Old 05-29-2011, 07:36 AM   #65
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Found them. Uniseal seems most popular one. Local hardware doesn't carry much in way of slip grommets, darn it. Lots of boating and fish shops seem to have the uniseal brand. Thanks for the heads up
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:34 AM   #66
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Most plastic barrels, drums, etc. are made of HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene.) I haven't checked in awhile, but there didn't used to be an adhesive that worked with HDPE and was safe for drinking water. .
Would not want to use them for drinking water or fresh water tank..
Think they might work for the holding tanks?

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:56 AM   #67
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www.usplastic.com has bung adapters. I just bought a bunch of them for my 30gal plastic drums. I plan to use them for freshwater and greywater. But I will have a separate drinking water supply (5 gallon water jug/dispensers).
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Thanks interesting information +1
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Thanks all
The white barrels I have are #2 food grade, so they're fine for fresh water. Blue ones were questionable so they're black tanks. I've a couple and only need one. Not sure if I even need all 4 white barrels. *shrug* they were cheap and local
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Got the other wheelwell cover done yesterday, which also doubles as a fireplace stand. Don't have the cute, tiny thing yet so that'll have to come much later. In mean time I've a temp shelf stand sitting on top of it. Base is setup with heat barrier underneath with fire bricks above and designed so I can add three walls of heat barrier later on. Other than the stud boards used to make the frame, its all recycled, reused and scrap material built.


Looks like the rear break lines are new so will be replacing the front ones this week.
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