water butt linking kit connectors

  • 10 Replies
  • 3282 Views
*

Rampant_Weasel

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Grimsby, NE Lincs
  • 821
    • Potato Varieties
water butt linking kit connectors
« on: January 04, 2012, 20:56 »
anyone know if you can just buy the connectors from a water butt linking kit?

i have more than one butt but need a longish piece of pipe so wanted to buy just the connectors and get the pipe off the roll from an aquatic shop.

*

sunshineband

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • 32056
  • Tallest Sunflower prizewinner 2014
    • A Little Bit of Sunshine
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 21:00 »
Check out plumbing suppliers like Wickes and B&Q for starters.

I ma sure these shoud be readily available, just not marketed as water butt connector 'sockets'
Wisdom is knowing what to ignore - be comfortable in your own skin.
My Blog
My Diary
My Diary Comments

*

gobs

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Chesterfield, UK
  • 8466
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 21:02 »
Try your little local hardware shop, those seem to have everything in the name of the lord here. :)
"Words... I know exactly what words I'm wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around." R Dahl

*

richyrich7

  • Paper Potter
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Sunny Leicester, The answers in the soil !
  • 10379
    • My home business Egg box labels and more
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 21:12 »
Plastic tank connectors ! match them up to your hose, you should be able to purchase them from your aquatics shop ( more of a marine aquarium thing ) but you should be able to source them cheaper from a plumbers merchants, and a couple of jubilee clips just to be on the safe side  ;)
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

*

allot2learn

  • Guest
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 21:46 »
Screwfix direct have them at 1-99 ea.

*

realfood

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Glasgow
  • 434
    • Grow Your Own Info
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 22:38 »
All you really need is a length of garden hose, long enough to reach the bottom of both barrels to form a siphon. No drilling of holes or connectors required. The water level in the barrels will always end up the same.

*

Rampant_Weasel

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Grimsby, NE Lincs
  • 821
    • Potato Varieties
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 04:01 »
do u mean just plonk each end of the hose into each butt and leave it?

*

sunshineband

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • 32056
  • Tallest Sunflower prizewinner 2014
    • A Little Bit of Sunshine
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 07:05 »
You would need to have water in the tube if is goin to form a syphon

*

savbo

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Rusholme, Manchester
  • 1742
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 12:40 »
siphoning do3es mean no damage to the butts, with the potential for leaks...I have 3 butts connected this way, 2 outside and one insode greenhouse

*

Rampant_Weasel

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: Grimsby, NE Lincs
  • 821
    • Potato Varieties
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012, 19:08 »
hmmm, i dont fancy sucking rainwater tho to get it to run!

*

realfood

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Glasgow
  • 434
    • Grow Your Own Info
Re: water butt linking kit connectors
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 19:36 »
Construction of a siphon. For those of you that did not pay attention in your science lessons at school, here is how to make water apparently flow uphill!! Place the two barrels, that are to be joined by a siphon, side by side on secure foundations. Fill one of the barrels. Take a length of plastic hose pipe, long enough to reach to the bottom of both barrels over their rims, and then completely immerse the pipe in the full barrel, allowing all the air to escape. Place your palm firmly over one end of the hose, while still under the water surface, and quickly pull the end of the pipe into the second barrel to below the water level in the full tank. Now take away your palm and the water will flow uphill, over the barrel rims, and eventually, the water levels in both barrels will equalize.

No, you do not need to suck the water if you follow the procedure as above. I have used this system for years with no problems to collect rainwater from a greenhouse roof. I use a further siphon to take the water from one of the barrels into the greenhouse and distribute it using a micro tube to adjustable drippers beside each of my tomato plants.


xx
Cheap water butts and water butt pumps

Started by ConfusedGardener on Equipment Shed

5 Replies
6025 Views
Last post May 07, 2013, 20:50
by ConfusedGardener
xx
Water Butt Offer from Yorkshire Water

Started by SweetPea on Equipment Shed

20 Replies
24143 Views
Last post July 21, 2006, 15:58
by Basil Fawlty
xx
Water butt

Started by Jamie Butterworth on Equipment Shed

8 Replies
2455 Views
Last post June 02, 2010, 12:32
by Gwiz
xx
Tap For Water butt

Started by pookey on Equipment Shed

3 Replies
3898 Views
Last post July 03, 2007, 05:18
by Gwiz
 

Page created in 0.124 seconds with 36 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |