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30 gallon drum with hose bib

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by fastcat, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    i wanted to have a way that i could mix up a batch of round-up no matter were i was, so this is what i did.



  2. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    thats a really neat idea. what did you do to build that? just drill a whole and put a water phosit(sp?) on it?
  3. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    its a half inch ball valve hose bib and a half in coupling together and a plastic half inch nut of some type. i used marine silicone behind the flange of the hose bib and around the out side of it. the hard part is to tighten the hose bib and the nut snug. what i did was take a piece of rebar and hold it agianst the ear of the nut and turn the hose bib till it gets 1/4 inch from the drum and spread on the silicone thick the finish tighting and silicone the rim of the flange good and let it sit for 24 hours and then our ready to go.
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Looks like it will work on the cheap for sure! Just need a peice of hose that's not kinked 6 ways to sunday, lol
  5. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 799

    yea, it fills up my 4 gal sprayer quick.
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Not bad. But you should strap it near the cab if that strap breaks it will go right through your cab.
  7. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 380

    yep that strap will not hold in an accident, and if it broke and spilled everywhere you will be needing a hazmat cleanup. and that is not cheap.
  8. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    The drum is only filled with water.....used to mix roundup inside the sprayer as needed
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Then you should take off the label and write Non-Potable water on the drum.
  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Why didn't you just use a threaded adapter and use the threaded bung hole?

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