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    Default How to connect a pipe to a 250 gal. tote?

    cboyer - Thanks! I'll look into that.

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    Eric
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    Looks like mine and it is made for a two inch female camlock . Then just bush down to what ever pipe size you need. They sometimes are included with the tank.
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    http://www.jmesales.com/category/258...te-Valves.aspx
    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/search.aspx?search=IBC Polypropylene Tank Accessories&page

    one of these valves to a banjo fitting to clear tubing is how it works for me, also i put in a bulk head fitting and fill from that and don't have to worry about the hose flying out or changing over hoses to fill it

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    My tote didn't come with a valve, so I glued a pvc valve into it. On the inside of the outlet on the tote there was a removable ring with some alignment tabs. I pulled that out and a 1.5" pvc valve slid right in. Now I can adapt it to what I want.

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    I did not come across that problem you had i have two different cam lock fittings one is plastic and other is ss and they just slipped right on and locked an then i use that reducing bushing down to what i need i will get pics in the morning and post them for you. cpmaple
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    Thanks again guys,

    After doing a lot of web searching I found out that they are called IBC buttress fittings. A company named Banjo produce them (probably others too). Now I have to find a distributor in my area (Ottawa valley in Ontario, Canada) or someplace that can get it shipped to me within the next week. Suggestions are welcome.

    Steam Maker - Thanks, but oesco.com brings me to an electrical company in Oklahoma

    maple flats - Thanks for the tips and chart. I'll look into that approach also.

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    I was talking with someone else who bought some totes. He was going to get a flexable rubber coupling at the hardware store and hose clamp it in place. There is also the possability of putting an adapter through the cap on the valve. If you didn't get one, I think I still have some kicking around. If the valve can accomadate a cam lock coulpling, a company online called Dixon has some that will work.
    Ken

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    Default How to connect a pipe to a 250 gal. tote?

    I ended up buying an adapter from Atkinson maple. I think it will do the trick:

    http://atkinsonmaple.com/catalogue/t...rels_and_drums

    Buttress Thread Adapter

    Convert 2" Male buttress thread to 2" Male NPT and 2" Male Camlock

    PQCBUT

    Cheers,
    Eric
    Eric (Kinburn, Ontario, Canada)
    www.ericmayer.ca
    ----------------------------------------------
    18"x48" Dominion & Grimm wood fired evaporator
    10'x16' sugar house
    2010: 15 taps (5.5L of syrup)
    2011: 50 taps (48L of syrup)
    2012: 72 taps (20.25L of syrup)
    2013: 0 taps. No syrup.
    2014: 65 taps (25L of syrup)

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