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    Default IBC/TOTE valve size?

    Hi got this tote/ibc for free from a friend, it had corn syrup in it and he didn't want it, so i took it. however i can not figure out what size valve is on this thing.. the outside needs a good cleaning but the inside is nice and clean.
    maybe 3" or 3.5" but unsure.

    what id like to do is get a reducer of some sort if i can figure out what to look for.

    anybody got any thoughts on this one..

    Here the cap that covers the valve opening


    valve its self..


    Last edited by Slatebelt*Pa*Tapper; 11-04-2010 at 10:00 AM.
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    I think it's specific to IBCs.

    Easiest to use a FernCo fitting from the hardware store (black rubber with hose clamps) and then a pvc fitting to adapt to whatever size you like.

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    Second the fernco suggestion, dont waste your time looking for fittings that will cost a lot more than a fernco to PVC connection.
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    Ok Fellas thanks, will look into FernCo fittings
    ~John Deere 750 4x4 /w65 loader~
    ~ 20" X 66" Maple Pro *7" drop flues~
    ~ 12 x 12 sugar shack~
    ~150+ taps old school~2011
    ~130+ taps for 2014~
    ~6x4 Gator~
    Hinkjc Mountain Poultry

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    I use alot of these tanks with the fernco and PVC ,never had a problem ! Jim L.
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    Good to know no problems with these fittings. think a 3.5" or 4" fitting would work and fit over the treads on this?
    ~John Deere 750 4x4 /w65 loader~
    ~ 20" X 66" Maple Pro *7" drop flues~
    ~ 12 x 12 sugar shack~
    ~150+ taps old school~2011
    ~130+ taps for 2014~
    ~6x4 Gator~
    Hinkjc Mountain Poultry

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    I think what you are looking for is a butress thread, you can find them online, here is a link http://www.jmesales.com there is tons of sites just do search. I've done the fernco thing it works great to
    Last edited by jcb; 11-04-2010 at 04:12 PM.

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