Tap for olive drum

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Tap for olive drum

Postby ticknaylor » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:51 pm

Does anyone know where to get one of those taps which you drill the whole and push the tap through and it has a seal and a nut for the inside of the tub? Bunnings have the ones that screw into ya threaded vessel but im looking at putting a tap on a vessel without a thread. Thanks in advance if anyone knows where to look having a bit of trouble searching for one
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Tap for olive drum

Postby BackyardBrewer » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:55 pm

I'd like an answer to this too.
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby HomeBrewed » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:58 pm

Hi guys,

Not sure if this would be any help but I know you can get beer taps which are made to be installed through a fridge door with the seal and nut etc...

Maybe that would work just as well? :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby 8-ball » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:01 pm

I use a 25mm pvc ball valve thats threadded and use a plain to screw adaper straight through the side of any plastic drum never had a leak except when I used a 50mm ball valve small ones seal big ones dont u need a bulkhead
Costs all of about 12 dollarydoos
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby crow » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:26 pm

I just put one of those taps like you have on 20 cubes or fermenters cost me two and f#ckpence :handgestures-thumbupleft:
(ok cost me friggin heaps coz it came off that fermenter full of rum wash I split) :angry-banghead:
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby SBB » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:33 pm

Try a produce store that has a lot of irrigation gear/ stuff for drip lines and sprinkler systems for plant nurseries that sort of thing. That's were Ive seen them.
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby 8-ball » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:34 pm

crow wrote:I just put one of those taps like you have on 20 cubes or fermenters cost me two and f#ckpence :handgestures-thumbupleft:
(ok cost me friggin heaps coz it came off that fermenter full of rum wash I split) :angry-banghead:


Lol I filled up a 75l fermenter with tpw going this will be awesome turn a tap and straught into the keg go to check it the nextday and wondered y the floor was stick 55l dripped out of the 50mm tap
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby Yummyrum » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:35 pm

Think you mean these.

Brass outlets for water tanks.You can get them anywhere they sell rural supplies. Or water tanks and accessories

Here's one on my 60 liter Molasses drum.
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You only get the fitting .The tap is extra .Think it was about $20 for this 1/14" one
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby waza » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:36 pm

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This is what I use 1 inch bulkhead fitting and ball valve with stainless steel screen attached to other end of the bulkhead fitting. All available at irrigation supplies, used in house hold water tanks. The Ball valve shown is pressure rated you can get cheaper ones.
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Tap for olive drum

Postby Rumdrinker » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:07 pm

I use a PVC bulk head fitting (has an unwanted hose end fitting on the end of the threaded section), PVC ball valve & threaded/hose fitting elbow on my fermenters. All available at irrigation supply shops pretty cheap. Only mod required is to cut off the hose fitting from the end of the bulk head fitting so the ball valve can easily screw on.

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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby SBB » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:07 pm

waza wrote:This is what I use 1 inch bulkhead fitting and ball valve with stainless steel screen attached to other end of the bulkhead fitting. All available at irrigation supplies, used in house hold water tanks. The Ball valve shown is pressure rated you can get cheaper ones.


Those are the ones i meant Wazza :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Fun part is conning someone else to get in the 200L barrel to hold the inside fitting. :laughing-rolling:
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Postby wedwards » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:45 pm

I've tried almost all of those taps and the mongrel things all seem to have a slow leak - maybe I suck at installing them but I don't think so. Have gone back to using a hose to syphon it out - no leaks yet haha


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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby waza » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:18 pm

SBB wrote:Fun part is conning someone else to get in the 200L barrel to hold the inside fitting. :laughing-rolling:

sounds like a job for the misses. Na a piss of piss to fit really.

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I've tried almost all of those taps and the mongrel things all seem to have a slow leak - maybe I suck at installing them but I don't think so. Have gone back to using a hose to syphon it out - no leaks yet haha

I have several of these fitted to 200l food grade plastic barrells, no leaks, no problems.
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby ticknaylor » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:48 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone :handgestures-thumbupleft: some great ideas for some reason I thought I had to buy a complete unit rather than make something up from a few simple parts cheers much appreciated
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby 8-ball » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:23 am

they shouldnt leak drill the smallest hole possible i go one size smaller then whats needed and screw the thing in rather then just pushing it in but a bulk head shouldnt leak at all as long as its done up tight :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Tap for olive drum

Postby crow » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:41 pm

That is what I did 8 ball, :handgestures-thumbupleft: . I put a nut on the back but it would have held without it ,I tested it without first :D
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