Rain Barrel Spigot: Fits Standard Garden Hose - Installs From Outside of Drum or Barrel - Turn Any Barrel or Trashcan Into a Rain Barrel - INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED
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With this item, no need to access the inside of the barrel, as it features a threaded seal that can be used very easily. The first number you will need is The only tools you will need are a 25-inch hole saw, a drill, and a few minutes of your time. Drill the hole where the spigot will go, insert the threaded expanding seal, and then thread your new spigot into place.
so long as you have the drill to make the hole size for the end of the spigot that threads into the barrel, you should be able to do it. In my case, I put it on a plastic barrel that contained soap for car washes. Using a rain barrel is a good idea.
The plastic seal is not glued to the back of the box. An allen key is used to install and remove it.
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Put a 1 in place of the 2. Hole saw with 25" diameter.
I've purchased five or six of these to cover all of my rain barrels being installed with My initial doubts were because I'd read unflattering reviews about them, and they did feel kind of cheap, but I never experienced leakage. In my larger barrels, I use a 55-inch barrel Rather than use expensive silicone glue, I inserted the seal partway, used silicon glue all around, and pressed the seal the rest of the way in before screwing in the faucet. If I'm going to use a smaller barrel I don't bother with glue and have no My first response was to check my work after one of the smaller barrels, filled with rain water, fell out of the trailer and the faucet was forced out. I checked the hole, checked the seal, everything looked okay, so I cleaned the area, replaced the faucet. I installed the seals and screwed in the faucets, and they have worked fine ever since.
Installation of this spigot is easy, since it is attached to the barrel from the outside. When I got the 1 1/4" hole saw bit, the job took me about 2 minutes. You should be able to purchase a kit which includes the bit to save yourself the time of going The seal for the spigot should go through the hole and into the spigot. Everything is fine. As of now, I have not tested the seal of the spigot or its function, but a little silicon caulk will certainly deal with any issues that may arise. On the basis of reviews from other customers, I expect the spigot will work properly.
Buying a plastic product that is cheap will save you money. It does not form a good seal when it goes into the hole because it is rubber. A spigot was screwed to the fitting, rotating it as it rotated. Holding it in place was impossible. Caulk would not have been able to stop the leak. It was decided that he would I got $5 back for my $20 purchase because it was damaged when I returned it.
Due to the negative reviews about how it leaks and how it's made out of brittle plastic, I was extremely skeptical. It can be sealed with caulk if it leaks, which I was prepared to do. To use a 1 1/4" bit, the instructions state to use a 1 1/4". That's all well. I don't leak because of these reasons! I do not have a 1 1/4 inch hole saw kit, but I do have a 1 1/8 inch hole saw kit The size you should be using is this. Even though you have to struggle a bit to keep the rubber seat in place, it's much better of a seal than the original. It took a bit more effort to screw in the valve, but I lubricated the fitting with food grade silicone. After all is said and done, it is not leaking There is no leak from a 55 gallon barrel in my photos when the spigot is installed and a full barrel is visible. The order for 3 more has just been placed.
I am very glad I bought this. It has been very easy to install and seals well. By connecting my rain barrels between the two spigots with a Y hose and a single outlet shutoff valve, I eliminated the need for another kit. In that way, you may drain either barrel at the same time or both at once.
In order to make the rain barrel, we used this. While the spigot works well, we have encountered some leaking even after following all instructions precisely. It worked fine for a short while after my husband sealed it with silicone.
During the summer, a plastic spigot on my rain barrel had deteriorated in the sun and I replaced it with a new one A paddle bit was used to enlarge the hole to match the stopper fitting, but after applying a little sealer, it is installed easily and without trouble I like it a lot. Having used the product only a few times, I cannot comment on the product's durability yet.