IBC water butt and hose

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IBC water butt and hose
« on: May 27, 2020, 18:09 »
I have two IBC water butts on my allotment and have the taps with hose connector. When I attach the hose there is no water coming through it, take the hose off and water flows. Do I need to raise the butt higher to increase the pressure? They are currently sitting in two pallets.

The butts are half full at the moment

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Re: IBC water butt and hose
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 18:37 »
Welcome to the site  :)

You will need a certain degree of pressure, but it seems a little odd.  Have you double checked the hose for any blockages, or on a different tap at home perhaps?
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Re: IBC water butt and hose
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 14:23 »
Hello what type of hose connecter are you using? water should flow as long as the out let is lower than the in let eg if ibc is 12 inch higher than other end of hose, make sure all connections are tight the slightest in let of air will stop the flow,we had a 10,000gallon tank on gravity outlet that stopped working the O ring on the connector had perished  letting air in Hoze lock do O ring service kits for tap connectors  jezza

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Re: IBC water butt and hose
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 20:26 »
long shot and perhaps I have misremembered but some hose union fittings have a sort of stop function built in such that if there is NO fitting pushed into them such as a nozzle they stop flow but will flow if a nozzle or jointing piece is fitted into it.

Usually obvious if you look down the pipe as some thing like a valve vane or cross will be obvious. I have power near my IBC so I use a submersible pump so have not seen this effect you describe, but my blue barrels in my greenhouses/polytunnels are simple gravity flow via a brass tap and short piece of hose to fill watering cans etc and they are "up" on blocks a bit taller than a watering can.

I guess your IBC is open to let air in at the top??

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Re: IBC water butt and hose
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 17:51 »
long shot and perhaps I have misremembered but some hose union fittings have a sort of stop function built in such that if there is NO fitting pushed into them such as a nozzle they stop flow but will flow if a nozzle or jointing piece is fitted into it.

Usually obvious if you look down the pipe as some thing like a valve vane or cross will be obvious. I have power near my IBC so I use a submersible pump so have not seen this effect you describe, but my blue barrels in my greenhouses/polytunnels are simple gravity flow via a brass tap and short piece of hose to fill watering cans etc and they are "up" on blocks a bit taller than a watering can.

I guess your IBC is open to let air in at the top??

Those 'stop' connectors cause a drop in pressure reducing flow when connected and open. At home I have 3 water butts at the side of the house that fill from the roof, and transfer from those to 2 in the garden from which I fill watering cans etc by simply connecting a hose between their taps. The water will not transfer at all, even when there's around 3ft head difference, if there is a stop connector on the hose.



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