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Old 09 September 2012, 14:03   #1
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LARGE water Butt.

Anyone got a LARGE water Butt suitable foe running up the engine (250DF)??
I've seen Big Blue Food Barrells/Butts about 5' tall which I could cut down, if that rings any Bells....I'd imagine they'd hold 300litres- ish or more.
The water pressure where I keep the Boat is a bit low for Muffs.
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Ee's in Zummerzet. Iffin Oi wuz 'Im, Oi'd bee azkin moi Zoider makers fer zum.

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Is this too big?
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He'll mean this kind of thing - they're a dime a dozen.
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Is this too big?
What was it attached to in a previous life... a petrol tanker!
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He'll mean this kind of thing - they're a dime a dozen.
However, he'll find that they don't work as they're too small.

I've seen lads use domestic water storage tanks with some success (attic tanks). They cost a few quid, but Maxi won't shy away from REMO kit.
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No, an oil central heating system
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He'll mean this kind of thing - they're a dime a dozen.
Not sure they are now. Like blue pallets, I think they want them back these days. Try and get one from a spirit importers, they smell much nicer when you cut them open and the dregs go quite well with tonic.
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Try your local importer of olives. I bet they have a problem trying to get rid of them. The ones around here are sometimes dark brown or blue but it is a long way to send back empty plastic containers.
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There's an army surplus place in exeter that had the big square ones (4 ft square ) with an external metal frame , may still have some.
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There's an army surplus place in exeter that had the big square ones (4 ft square ) with an external metal frame , may still have some.
1000 Ltr liquid crate. Ideal.

They come with a tap. I'd be tempted to rig one up as a header tank if poss. and run a larger than garden (32mm maybe?) hose down to a pair of muffs. That way, you'll get a clean reliable supply.

Trying to manoeuvre the leg of a 250 into a tub isn't too easy and the exhaust will soon turn a limited amount of captive water into smelly grey yuk. Also, the salt is being re-circulated, albeit, very dilute.
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He'll mean this kind of thing - they're a dime a dozen.
Nahh...Close....BUTT no Cigar.....BIGGER!-WIDER So I can 'cut it down'.
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With the hose pipe ban this year I ended up getting one of these 75L Mixing Tub - Gardening & Maintenance -Gardens - Wickes it worked just with the engine on the tilt as it was not deep enough if right down I wanted small as pos as having to fill by bucket!
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Nahh...Close....BUTT no Cigar.....BIGGER!-WIDER So I can 'cut it down'.
I have PM'd you...have an empty 205 litre drum about to go in the skip, if you want it?

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I have PM'd you...have an empty 205 litre drum about to go in the skip, if you want it?

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Thanks for that Chris,but sorted now.Gone down the 'Mollers' route with a 'Big Bertha' (and a submersable pump) from a Farmer mate of mine.
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Thanks for that Chris,but sorted now.Gone down the 'Mollers' route with a 'Big Bertha' (and a submersable pump) from a Farmer mate of mine.
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