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roobarb



Joined: 15 Apr 2008
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Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 16 12:21 pm    Post subject: IBC tap replacement  Reply with quote    

A bit of a long shot...we broke the tap on our IBC unit which we use to collect water from the house, and now it wont hold the water. Has anyone got a replacement tap unit they are willing to part with (for P&P costs etc.) or know where I could get one (the ones on ebay seem a bit expensive considering the cost of getting a whole new unit!). We don't want to have to get a whole new unit just so we can replace the tap.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8403
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 16 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can get replacement valves on e-bay but I haven't a clue how you fit them.
Very small child? Well trained monkey? Spanner wielding Tonka toy?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 16 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

string,coathanger,glue

then screw the tap onto the fixed nut on the inside



it works for a variety of similar situations so it might be worth a try

roobarb



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Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 16 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As it turns out it came off very easily from the outside. There is a large metal threaded nut-like thing (???) that unscrews from the front and the whole tap unit just pulls away.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 8414
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 16 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The big main tap or one after that?

IE the blue or yellow bit in this link linky

RichardW



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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 16 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oops double post

Last edited by RichardW on Mon Mar 21, 16 6:49 pm; edited 1 time in total

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 16 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

roobarb wrote:
As it turns out it came off very easily from the outside. There is a large metal threaded nut-like thing (???) that unscrews from the front and the whole tap unit just pulls away.


that is good ,hard to reach lock nuts are well fiddly .

we forgot to add an oil drain tap to a huge baffled air filter for the auto fettling exhaust when i was dibnahing textile machines ,the string trick saved un welding the lid

Tavascarow



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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 16 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Any use?

roobarb



Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 133
Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 16 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was the big main tap, which is the expensive bit to replace (more expensive than what we paid for the whole unit in the first place).

All sorted now though. We have decided we don't actually need a tap, and have bought an adaptor and blanking cap (effectively sealing the contents in), which is a lot cheaper. We just use the tank for water, and then immerse a pump through the top to get the water where we need it.

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