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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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plumbing a 5 gallon jug for bbs hatchery

So I've had this picture saved for a while, and have tried a few different ways to replicate it, but have failed greatly thus far. Does anyone have any ideas for attaching these 5 gallon water jugs to PVC? I'm tried fitting it into pipes, and it doesn't seem to work. On top of that, silicone isn't great at sticking to plastics, so I don't trust filling gaps between the bottle and pipe with silicone.


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Should be able to get one of these to fit on the neck.
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I have had great luck with these.

UNISEAL Flexible Tank Adapter (Bulkhead) - Marine Depot

Just drill the appropriate size hole anywhere in the jug, insert uniseal, and insert pvc into uniseal. I use them in 5 gallon Home Depot buckets, and standard plastic totes

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