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{"id":1597893869677,"title":"Bulkhead Fittings (2-pack)","handle":"bulkhead-fittings-2-pack","description":"\u003cp style=\"color: #ff0000; font-weight: bold;\"\u003eSave 20%\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e \u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Description\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe use robust bulkhead fittings on our tanks. These are the same ones we use on our tanks. This item includes 2 replacement bulkhead fittings. The post-half (with the thick rubber gasket on it) is fed through the inside the tank and through one of the 1.5 inch holes drilled in the tank. The nut-half (with the hard plastic gasket under it) is them threaded and tightened onto the post-half for a strong, waterproof seal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eFeatures\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHard, sturdy plastic\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3\/4 inch female pipe threads on inside\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1.5 inch male threads on outside (the hole these are mounted in is 1.5 inches)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eReviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eFAQs\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"rte\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-group\" id=\"accordion\" role=\"tablist\" aria-multiselectable=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingOne\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseOne\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseOne\" class=\"collapsed\"\u003e How long does it take for me to get my tank? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseOne\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingOne\" aria-expanded=\"false\" style=\"height: 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eWe ship orders within 2-7 business days. Freight tanks another 2-7 business days. (Times are estimates.)\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingTwo\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseTwo\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseTwo\"\u003e How are your tanks shipped? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseTwo\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingTwo\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eOur water tanks are cleaned, shrink wrapped, cardboard wrapped, and strapped to a pallet to ship. Getting a tank shipped to you is a little different than the normal package you order off the internet. Because our tanks are too large for standard carriers like FedEx and UPS, we ship them on freight lines.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingThree\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseThree\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseThree\"\u003e How is freight shipping different? What do I need to do? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseThree\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingThree\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou have to give a phone number that the freight company can reach you at. They will call and set up a time to deliver your tank once it's almost to your address. They can't deliver without contacting you. Once they set up an appointment, have someone there for it. They may charge you extra if they have to try to deliver it more than once.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYour shipping address has to be accessible to a freight truck. Freight trucks are the large, semi-trucks that you see on the freeway. They need to be able to drive straight past your address, or they'll need enough room to turn around. There also can't be low hanging lines in the way. The delivery driver will lower your tank out with a liftgate and leave it for you, but you need to get in into your house yourself. It's not too hard. Tanks weigh between 70 and 100 pounds, and they slide around easily enough when empty.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCheck out your tank before signing the delivery form. If there's something wrong with it, you need to write it down on the form before accepting it. If your tank was damaged, it's a lot easier for you to get a replacement if you note it down. We can only bill the freight company for a new tank if the damage is noted on the form. Damage during shipping doesn't happen often, but just be aware.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"heading21\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapse21\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapse21\"\u003e How much water do I need? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapse21\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"heading21\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eFEMA recommends that \"you should store at least one gallon of water per person per day.\" For Example: 4 people for 1 month is 120 gallons (4 x 30 = 120). This is a bare minimum recommendation. Consider the following to determine your water needs:\n\u003cli\u003eThe number of people you're storing water for.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIf water is required to re-hydrate and cook your food in an emergency.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eChildren, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA medical emergency might require additional water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWater needs increase in warmer climates; in very hot temperatures, water needs can double.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingTwenty\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseTwenty\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseTwenty\"\u003e What are your tanks made of? How are they constructed? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseTwenty\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingTwenty\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll our tanks are BPA-free and food-safe, are high-capacity and structurally sound, have two valves for easy use and water rotation, and our 260 gallon tank fits through doorways. We also carry everything else you need to store water at home: from food-safe drinking hoses to long-term water purification systems.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur water tanks are made as one composite piece at 700° F by rotational molding, also know sometimes as rotomolding. They are molded from a polyethylene composite independently certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe tanks are molded as a one-piece composite and have no seams. Some ask if there is a seam around the top, but there is not. The line that appears to be a seam around the top is a seam in the metal tank mold, not the plastic tank.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Can I use these tanks inline with my house's water system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eSure Water storage tanks cannot be pressurized by any water system. Our tanks simply aren't designed for that purpose. Tanks of this type are for passive water storage only. If you want to circulate your water somehow, one DIY option is to install a float valve in the top of your tank so that it automatically refills whenever you use the water.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFive\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFive\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFive\"\u003e Can I store my tank outside? Is it okay in hot or cold places? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFive\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFive\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur tanks are made to be out in the sun. However, shade is preferred; material life and water quality is improved if not stored in direct sunlight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater freezes at 32° F or 0° C. If you're worried about your water freezing, drain 10 inches of water from your tank as water expands about 10% when frozen. It's not common for Sure Water tanks to freeze all the way through unless conditions are cold enough for a long time. Many of our water tanks are stored in unheated garages during the winter and rarely have a problem with freezing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Can I use these tanks inline with my house's water system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eSure Water storage tanks cannot be pressurized by any water system. Our tanks simply aren't designed for that purpose. Tanks of this type are for passive water storage only. If you want to circulate your water somehow, one DIY option is to install a float valve in the top of your tank so that it automatically refills whenever you use the water.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Do I need to treat the water before storing it? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eFresh treated municipal water typically does not need to be treated before storing. However, if your water is from other sources such as wells, streams, rivers, and springs it should be treated before storing. Treating your water properly is important; it helps prevent the growth of bacteria, algae, mold, mildew, and other contaminants from thriving in your water.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Do I need to clean the tank? When and how should I? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt's not necessary, but it can be a good idea to clean your tank before using it. We have done our best to vacuum out any leftover shavings or other material. Your tank was made at 700° F, so the likelihood of any living bacteria is very remote. Cleaning steps are as follows:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLay the tank on its side on a lawn or driveway. Make sure you don't smash the black fittings.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTake the lid off and spray water around the inside of the tank until you have a pool of water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePour a third of a cup of bleach in the tank and roll the tank back and forth to slosh it around to coat the inside.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStand the tank up and let the water and bleach completely drain out.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e How do I install the spigots? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach tank comes packaged with two brass spigots that need to be installed into the two black bulkhead fittings near the bottom of the tank (the bottom fitting on the 525 gallon tank is already installed). Sometimes it can be easier to do these steps while the tank is laid on its side.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMake sure the black bulkhead fittings are tight. Remember, these fittings tighten counter-clockwise, the opposite of normal. Don't over tighten these. Just get them as tight as you can by hand or with a small wrench. (we do our best to tighten fittings before shipping)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThread the back of brass spigots (the part pre-wrapped in teflon tape) into the bulkhead fittings. Be very careful not to cross-thread them. Take it slow until you can feel them threading in properly, then tighten them by hand as much as you can. Don't over tighten these either. (installing the bottom valve is best when tank is tipped back or laying down)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Where should I place and fill the tank? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYour tank will weigh over 2000 pounds when completely filled. Make sure it is on a level concrete floor with the entire bottom of the tank supported before you fill it. It's not necessary, but if you prefer a barrier between the tank and the floor, we recommend you use a flat piece of plastic, rubber, or plywood. Wooden pallets or structures are usually not strong enough to hold a full tank. Also keep in mind how you plan to drain it if you want to rotate your water in the future.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOnce the spigots are installed and the tank is placed properly, you can begin filling your tank.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTake off or loosen the blacktop cap to let the air escape.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFill the tank to just above the top spigot and wait for one hour.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCheck to make sure that none of the fittings are leaking. If there are drips around a fitting, tighten it a quarter-turn and wait again. Repeat this step until there are no drips.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFill your tank the rest of the way. Keep watch on it while it fills to make sure that it doesn't overflow.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReplace the top cap.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e When do I need to rotate the water? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBoth the FDA and the Red Cross recommend that you rotate your water every 6–12 months, depending on storage conditions. If you live in a dry climate, it will be more on the 12 months side. Water will also keep longer if you keep the tank in a cool, shaded area, like in a garage, shed, or basement. In a dryer climate, such as Utah or Nevada, fresh water may be stored for 9 to 12 months before rotating. It's best, however, to rotate water more frequently. Depending on storage conditions and water quality, you may want to wash the tank out again every few rotations too.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are lots of options to treat your water. The best option that we have found is the 5-year water treatment kit that we sell on our Products page. It extends the 6–12 month recommendation to 5 years, which makes things much more convenient.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen it is time to rotate your water, hook a hose up to the bottom spigot and run it to a drain or a place that it can drain out, like a lawn or storm drain. Open the valve and let it empty. While the tank is empty is a good time to inspect it and decide if you want to clean it. A tank doesn't necessarily need to be cleaned every time you rotate the water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e How do I install the spigots? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach tank comes packaged with two brass spigots that need to be installed into the two black bulkhead fittings near the bottom of the tank (the bottom fitting on the 525 gallon tank is already installed). Sometimes it can be easier to do these steps while the tank is laid on its side.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMake sure the black bulkhead fittings are tight. Remember, these fittings tighten counter-clockwise, the opposite of normal. Don't over tighten these. Just get them as tight as you can by hand or with a small wrench. (we do our best to tighten fittings before shipping)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThread the back of brass spigots (the part pre-wrapped in teflon tape) into the bulkhead fittings. Be very careful not to cross-thread them. Take it slow until you can feel them threading in properly, then tighten them by hand as much as you can. Don't over tighten these either. (installing the bottom valve is best when tank is tipped back or laying down)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e","published_at":"2019-03-11T23:15:54-06:00","created_at":"2019-03-30T10:43:56-06:00","vendor":"YourFoodStorage","type":"","tags":["Water Barrels"],"price":999,"price_min":999,"price_max":999,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":1499,"compare_at_price_min":1499,"compare_at_price_max":1499,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":15240092909677,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"blue525hosev","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Bulkhead Fittings (2-pack)","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":999,"weight":454,"compare_at_price":1499,"inventory_management":null,"barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/products\/bulkhead-02_1024x1024_6b9a5f19-50fd-4dbc-8cc8-e64ef145b993.jpg?v=1553964316"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0024\/7798\/1805\/products\/bulkhead-02_1024x1024_6b9a5f19-50fd-4dbc-8cc8-e64ef145b993.jpg?v=1553964316","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp style=\"color: #ff0000; font-weight: bold;\"\u003eSave 20%\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- split --\u003e \u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Description\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe use robust bulkhead fittings on our tanks. These are the same ones we use on our tanks. This item includes 2 replacement bulkhead fittings. The post-half (with the thick rubber gasket on it) is fed through the inside the tank and through one of the 1.5 inch holes drilled in the tank. The nut-half (with the hard plastic gasket under it) is them threaded and tightened onto the post-half for a strong, waterproof seal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px; padding-top: 25px;\"\u003eFeatures\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHard, sturdy plastic\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3\/4 inch female pipe threads on inside\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1.5 inch male threads on outside (the hole these are mounted in is 1.5 inches)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eReviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eFAQs\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"rte\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-group\" id=\"accordion\" role=\"tablist\" aria-multiselectable=\"true\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingOne\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseOne\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseOne\" class=\"collapsed\"\u003e How long does it take for me to get my tank? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseOne\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingOne\" aria-expanded=\"false\" style=\"height: 0px;\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eWe ship orders within 2-7 business days. Freight tanks another 2-7 business days. (Times are estimates.)\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingTwo\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseTwo\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseTwo\"\u003e How are your tanks shipped? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseTwo\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingTwo\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eOur water tanks are cleaned, shrink wrapped, cardboard wrapped, and strapped to a pallet to ship. Getting a tank shipped to you is a little different than the normal package you order off the internet. Because our tanks are too large for standard carriers like FedEx and UPS, we ship them on freight lines.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingThree\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseThree\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseThree\"\u003e How is freight shipping different? What do I need to do? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseThree\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingThree\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou have to give a phone number that the freight company can reach you at. They will call and set up a time to deliver your tank once it's almost to your address. They can't deliver without contacting you. Once they set up an appointment, have someone there for it. They may charge you extra if they have to try to deliver it more than once.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYour shipping address has to be accessible to a freight truck. Freight trucks are the large, semi-trucks that you see on the freeway. They need to be able to drive straight past your address, or they'll need enough room to turn around. There also can't be low hanging lines in the way. The delivery driver will lower your tank out with a liftgate and leave it for you, but you need to get in into your house yourself. It's not too hard. Tanks weigh between 70 and 100 pounds, and they slide around easily enough when empty.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCheck out your tank before signing the delivery form. If there's something wrong with it, you need to write it down on the form before accepting it. If your tank was damaged, it's a lot easier for you to get a replacement if you note it down. We can only bill the freight company for a new tank if the damage is noted on the form. Damage during shipping doesn't happen often, but just be aware.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"heading21\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapse21\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapse21\"\u003e How much water do I need? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapse21\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"heading21\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eFEMA recommends that \"you should store at least one gallon of water per person per day.\" For Example: 4 people for 1 month is 120 gallons (4 x 30 = 120). This is a bare minimum recommendation. Consider the following to determine your water needs:\n\u003cli\u003eThe number of people you're storing water for.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIf water is required to re-hydrate and cook your food in an emergency.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eChildren, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA medical emergency might require additional water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWater needs increase in warmer climates; in very hot temperatures, water needs can double.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingTwenty\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseTwenty\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseTwenty\"\u003e What are your tanks made of? How are they constructed? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseTwenty\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingTwenty\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll our tanks are BPA-free and food-safe, are high-capacity and structurally sound, have two valves for easy use and water rotation, and our 260 gallon tank fits through doorways. We also carry everything else you need to store water at home: from food-safe drinking hoses to long-term water purification systems.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur water tanks are made as one composite piece at 700° F by rotational molding, also know sometimes as rotomolding. They are molded from a polyethylene composite independently certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe tanks are molded as a one-piece composite and have no seams. Some ask if there is a seam around the top, but there is not. The line that appears to be a seam around the top is a seam in the metal tank mold, not the plastic tank.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Can I use these tanks inline with my house's water system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eSure Water storage tanks cannot be pressurized by any water system. Our tanks simply aren't designed for that purpose. Tanks of this type are for passive water storage only. If you want to circulate your water somehow, one DIY option is to install a float valve in the top of your tank so that it automatically refills whenever you use the water.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFive\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFive\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFive\"\u003e Can I store my tank outside? Is it okay in hot or cold places? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFive\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFive\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur tanks are made to be out in the sun. However, shade is preferred; material life and water quality is improved if not stored in direct sunlight.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWater freezes at 32° F or 0° C. If you're worried about your water freezing, drain 10 inches of water from your tank as water expands about 10% when frozen. It's not common for Sure Water tanks to freeze all the way through unless conditions are cold enough for a long time. Many of our water tanks are stored in unheated garages during the winter and rarely have a problem with freezing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Can I use these tanks inline with my house's water system? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eSure Water storage tanks cannot be pressurized by any water system. Our tanks simply aren't designed for that purpose. Tanks of this type are for passive water storage only. If you want to circulate your water somehow, one DIY option is to install a float valve in the top of your tank so that it automatically refills whenever you use the water.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Do I need to treat the water before storing it? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003eFresh treated municipal water typically does not need to be treated before storing. However, if your water is from other sources such as wells, streams, rivers, and springs it should be treated before storing. Treating your water properly is important; it helps prevent the growth of bacteria, algae, mold, mildew, and other contaminants from thriving in your water.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Do I need to clean the tank? When and how should I? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt's not necessary, but it can be a good idea to clean your tank before using it. We have done our best to vacuum out any leftover shavings or other material. Your tank was made at 700° F, so the likelihood of any living bacteria is very remote. Cleaning steps are as follows:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLay the tank on its side on a lawn or driveway. Make sure you don't smash the black fittings.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTake the lid off and spray water around the inside of the tank until you have a pool of water.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePour a third of a cup of bleach in the tank and roll the tank back and forth to slosh it around to coat the inside.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStand the tank up and let the water and bleach completely drain out.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e How do I install the spigots? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach tank comes packaged with two brass spigots that need to be installed into the two black bulkhead fittings near the bottom of the tank (the bottom fitting on the 525 gallon tank is already installed). Sometimes it can be easier to do these steps while the tank is laid on its side.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMake sure the black bulkhead fittings are tight. Remember, these fittings tighten counter-clockwise, the opposite of normal. Don't over tighten these. Just get them as tight as you can by hand or with a small wrench. (we do our best to tighten fittings before shipping)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThread the back of brass spigots (the part pre-wrapped in teflon tape) into the bulkhead fittings. Be very careful not to cross-thread them. Take it slow until you can feel them threading in properly, then tighten them by hand as much as you can. Don't over tighten these either. (installing the bottom valve is best when tank is tipped back or laying down)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e Where should I place and fill the tank? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYour tank will weigh over 2000 pounds when completely filled. Make sure it is on a level concrete floor with the entire bottom of the tank supported before you fill it. It's not necessary, but if you prefer a barrier between the tank and the floor, we recommend you use a flat piece of plastic, rubber, or plywood. Wooden pallets or structures are usually not strong enough to hold a full tank. Also keep in mind how you plan to drain it if you want to rotate your water in the future.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOnce the spigots are installed and the tank is placed properly, you can begin filling your tank.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTake off or loosen the blacktop cap to let the air escape.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFill the tank to just above the top spigot and wait for one hour.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCheck to make sure that none of the fittings are leaking. If there are drips around a fitting, tighten it a quarter-turn and wait again. Repeat this step until there are no drips.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFill your tank the rest of the way. Keep watch on it while it fills to make sure that it doesn't overflow.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReplace the top cap.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e When do I need to rotate the water? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBoth the FDA and the Red Cross recommend that you rotate your water every 6–12 months, depending on storage conditions. If you live in a dry climate, it will be more on the 12 months side. Water will also keep longer if you keep the tank in a cool, shaded area, like in a garage, shed, or basement. In a dryer climate, such as Utah or Nevada, fresh water may be stored for 9 to 12 months before rotating. It's best, however, to rotate water more frequently. Depending on storage conditions and water quality, you may want to wash the tank out again every few rotations too.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are lots of options to treat your water. The best option that we have found is the 5-year water treatment kit that we sell on our Products page. It extends the 6–12 month recommendation to 5 years, which makes things much more convenient.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen it is time to rotate your water, hook a hose up to the bottom spigot and run it to a drain or a place that it can drain out, like a lawn or storm drain. Open the valve and let it empty. While the tank is empty is a good time to inspect it and decide if you want to clean it. A tank doesn't necessarily need to be cleaned every time you rotate the water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel panel-default\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-heading\" role=\"tab\" id=\"headingFour\"\u003e\n\u003ch4 class=\"panel-title\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"collapsed\" data-toggle=\"collapse\" data-parent=\"#accordion\" href=\"#collapseFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\" aria-controls=\"collapseFour\"\u003e How do I install the spigots? \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"collapseFour\" class=\"panel-collapse collapse\" role=\"tabpanel\" aria-labelledby=\"headingFour\" aria-expanded=\"false\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"panel-body\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach tank comes packaged with two brass spigots that need to be installed into the two black bulkhead fittings near the bottom of the tank (the bottom fitting on the 525 gallon tank is already installed). Sometimes it can be easier to do these steps while the tank is laid on its side.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMake sure the black bulkhead fittings are tight. Remember, these fittings tighten counter-clockwise, the opposite of normal. Don't over tighten these. Just get them as tight as you can by hand or with a small wrench. (we do our best to tighten fittings before shipping)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThread the back of brass spigots (the part pre-wrapped in teflon tape) into the bulkhead fittings. Be very careful not to cross-thread them. Take it slow until you can feel them threading in properly, then tighten them by hand as much as you can. Don't over tighten these either. (installing the bottom valve is best when tank is tipped back or laying down)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e"}

Bulkhead Fittings (2-pack)

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We use robust bulkhead fittings on our tanks. These are the same ones we use on our tanks. This item includes 2 replacement bulkhead fittings. The post-half (with the thick rubber gasket on it) is fed through the inside the tank and through one of the 1.5 inch holes drilled in the tank. The nut-half (with the hard plastic gasket under it) is them threaded and tightened onto the post-half for a strong, waterproof seal.

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  • Hard, sturdy plastic
  • 3/4 inch female pipe threads on inside
  • 1.5 inch male threads on outside (the hole these are mounted in is 1.5 inches)

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