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Old 05-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #41
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they got 2" bung holes... not rocket science - pipe just screws into them.. if ya want something like a small hole in the top if it is laying on its side, just drill a hole the appropriate size, and epoxy a fitting in it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #42
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Manifold system?[/quote]

I am thinking of turning two of these tanks on their sides and connecting them with a couple of 3" bulkhead flanges through the bottom of both tanks. I want a 3" hole from tank to tank because they are going to be the black water tank and I don't want to have to unclog the passthru. The problem is finding the flanges, been considering using 3" or 4" toilet flange on one side and the flange repair ring on the other, with some sort of rubber gasket material sandwiched in between. Also,since the passthru hole will be about 1 1/2" up from the bottom, I've been thinking of putting some sort of filler in the combined tank(s) to raise the bottom so that no poo gets stuck in the first tank when emptying. The design seems sound as I see it in my mind, but if anyone has tried this and had problems, PLEASE SHARE YOUR CONCERNS WITH ME!!!

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Old 05-13-2012, 02:02 PM   #43
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they got 2" bung holes... not rocket science - pipe just screws into them.. if ya want something like a small hole in the top if it is laying on its side, just drill a hole the appropriate size, and epoxy a fitting in it.

HEe hee hee.. you said bung hole...hee heee hee
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #44
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they got 2" bung holes... not rocket science - pipe just screws into them.. if ya want something like a small hole in the top if it is laying on its side, just drill a hole the appropriate size, and epoxy a fitting in it.
Pretty sure those tanks are polyethylene, epoxy won't stick to it. You can however get compression fittings for polyethylene tanks. You drill a precise hole, push the fitting in, then tighten a nut to expand the rubber seal to hold the fitting into place.

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Old 05-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #46
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that should work.

epoxy will work if you do things exactly right.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #47
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he he he my husband said bung hole!!!!
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #48
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Polyethelyne glue

The TAP Poly Weld is the only polyethylene glue I know of. I have not used it. But it looks like that may change in the near future. I would not trust epoxy or the other glues epoxies on the market. I've used many of them and have not found a product that will maintain a seal on the poly material. We have two poly tanks (40 gal & 30 gal) that will become our grey water tanks. They were fresh water tanks. One was bought at an auction and we do not know what was in it. The other was the waste tank off the food cart. I know what was in it. So, given the tanks' history, they will become waste tanks.

After using the stuff, I will post a review on it. First I have to get the food cart flipped over into an ice cream cart (buy generator, freezer, new counter and all new paint). So that is where our $$ go next. Bus has to wait.
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Polyethelyne glue

The TAP Poly Weld is the only polyethylene glue I know of. I have not used it. But it looks like that may change in the near future.
Thanks Lorna!, with this stuff I could possibly do away with a rubber gasket. Think I'll give them a call tomorrow
I haven't trusted many glue joints with plastic (other than pvc, cpvc stuff), especially butt joints, and especially on something like a poo tank hanging under a big truck. I think if the glue joint weren't under stresses of the road and temp swings as well as stuff sloshing around inside, it would hold up just fine.
Those guys at TAP need to offer up some data on bond strength before I use it on the stinky tank, hopefully, its the new super glue. Sure would make my plan easier.


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Yep, Lorna, that's a really good find.
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