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Thread: Benchtop water tanks exist?

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    Benchtop water tanks exist?

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    Before i go off like a madman does anyone know of any benchtop appr 10-15litre water tanks with a water pipe connection at base?
    Itll be used for a plumable machine i need a smallish tank for my workbench instead of tripping over my big blue water bottle as ive no water taps in there?
    They exist anyone know or have one
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    Think I've seen those sorts of sizes in Woolies, Coles, etc...
    They have a spot near the base where you could attach a spigot.

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    spigot!
    you read my mind again as that was my next question thanks Mal! legend!

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    Something like this comes to mind...

    Spigot.JPG

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    Benchtop water tanks exist?

    You can find those tanks and taps at Bunnings, camping stores or your nearest home brew shop.
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    You need a setup like mine - a basic 10 litre plastic jerrycan from Bunnings, with provision for a tap at the bottom. All you need is a couple of brass fittings to adapt from the thread size for the tap down to a male 3/8" thread to connect a braided hose.
    I also use a little plastic 2 litre 'oil can' jug from Bunnings that has a flexible concertina spout, ideal for filling at a tap and emptying into the jerry can.
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    morgan thanks for this any chance i could trouble you for a pic otherwise i get distracted at bunnings an will end up leaving with more power tools! thanks mate

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    Benchtop water tanks exist?

    Grab the 10L water tank and a Bunnings staff member, then wander round the plumbing section looking for adapters to get from 20mm to something else to the male 3/8".
    And some tape to seal the leaks.

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    thanks everyone really appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    i get distracted at bunnings an will end up leaving with more power tools!
    I too admit to having a Bunnings problem. The first step is to admit you have a problem. :-)

    There could be a business opportunity here... Bunnings Chaperones (Tm).

    For a small fee we ensure you only purchase items you set before entering the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matth3wh View Post
    For a small fee we ensure you only purchase items you set before entering the store.
    Does that include a sausage w/onion on the way out?

    Bunnings is about 400m from the Snobbery, needless to say they get plenty of my dollars on things I didn't go there to get.


    Hey Sullo, tip for buying a water container from Bunnings, open the lid and have a sniff. They have a couple of different sorts which are meant to be drinking water tanks but only one I found didn't stink of petrochemicals.
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    Benchtop water tanks exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Does that include a sausage w/onion on the way out?

    Bunnings is about 400m from the Snobbery, needless to say they get plenty of my dollars on things I didn't go there to get.
    That sounds dangerous.

    What is it they say? ... location location location?!

    Itís a double edged sword. Snobbery profits going in to the Bunnings coffers

    Iím not sure it is really a full Bunnings experience without a sausage sanga? Is it?

    Sullo... Good luck in your quest for clean water for your machine.

    I ended up getting myself a 20L blue water container (which may be similar to the one youíve mentioned tripping over) as it was better size for markets (and for camping) and along with a one way check valve you can just drop you water line in to the water container.

    I assure you good sirs I do not work for Bunnings.

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    Those are very useful for cart setups - for MICE this year we ended up buying out all the stock of those in several of the Bunnings stores closest to the Exhibition Centre just so we had enough for all the machines we had to set up.
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    the bunnings i went to on the way home was a total fail
    off to reece today hopefully an another bunnings an try to stay away from that nice brushless impact driver to replace my 15 year old panasonics that can take wheel nuts off a landcruiser!
    the search continues!!

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    Off topic -- but I have the opposite problem with Bunnings. (what an awful name for a hardware chain. More suited to a babies soft toys shop)

    Sure their shops are big -- but not big enough. Most brands are restricted to one or two, and generally of the lower-end types.

    So most times I walk in there looking for something specific ...and walk our empty handed.

    I have written to them, talked face to face with store managers -- and get nowhere about my gripes.

    Such as going out of their way to promote a "warehouse" image, with crates, dusty shelves and clutter, clutter, clutter in aisles meant for walking through.

    Or -- and how is this for utter stupidity -- on a hot day, big fans pump in hot outside air to the inside and that's supposed to be air conditioning.

    The 1980s pap "songs" blaring from loudspeakers. How about silence, peace and quiet instead...

    The way their checkout chicks don't know what gadget to look up when the scanner fails...

    The silly apron uniforms of their staff.

    Their lame tv ads with supposed staff members dishing out simplistic advice.

    I could go on and on...
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    Yep, much the same with our store here.
    The place is big enough to get lost in but finding what you need? Forget it...
    The very meagre staff numbers mostly have no idea what you're describing to them and ditto with the checkouts...

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    in other new +1 for reece plumbings abiulity to assist quick as bunnies to find right fittings I needed to connect the flowjet to the jug rinser thingymabob tray whatsitcalled,
    still searching for containers, after picking up a Kenwood Chef XL we got distracted again :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Does that include a sausage w/onion on the way out?

    Bunnings is about 400m from the Snobbery, needless to say they get plenty of my dollars on things I didn't go there to get.


    Hey Sullo, tip for buying a water container from Bunnings, open the lid and have a sniff. They have a couple of different sorts which are meant to be drinking water tanks but only one I found didn't stink of petrochemicals.
    Good tip Andy!
    and isn't it sacriledge to goto Bunnings and NOT get a snausage banger with onions out?

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    Thanks to the cs collective!
    Strangely bunnings actually had what i needed for once, but no sausage on a tuesday


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    I can see the new Sullo group-handle.

    "you can use it from the couch"
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    Had to check the rod fitted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    the new Sullo group handle
    "you can use it from the couch"
    Where do we place orders?

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    Maybe I can use it as a Sceptre!

    Bow and bask in my greatness!


    (King Julian says that not me!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I can see the new Sullo group-handle.

    "you can use it from the couch"
    You know you want one Andy!, to be used whilst going to competitions so everyone knows, hey that's the guy with the big PF
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    the bunnings i went to on the way home was a total fail
    off to reece today hopefully an another bunnings an try to stay away from that nice brushless impact driver to replace my 15 year old panasonics that can take wheel nuts off a landcruiser!
    the search continues!!
    G'day Sullo (love the new avatar)

    Only mildly off-topic. During my recent poverty era I bought an "Aldi" 20 volt Workzone drill kit for $120. It included a non-hammer (impact to old school like me) drill (grrr I use it mainly for masonry), a charger, 2 batteries and an impact driver. The impact driver was good enough to strip down and then rebuild a 7.6 * 3.9 * 2.7m (high) shed / workshop without missing a beat. I ran the first battery out of charge just over halfway through the rebuild - and that is seriously impressive battery life in my view (say 2000 screws out and 1200-ish back in). That impact driver still sounds like new. Then they had a "Workzone hammer drill" for $50 which uses the same battery and charger system. Unfortunately only a 10mm chuck, but what can one expect at those prices?

    When finances improved I did a "seek and buy" trying Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee etc etc power drill kits. Eventually, I bought a similar spec brushless DeWalt kit for a tad under $600. Apart from a 13mm chuck & hammer / impact on the drill (masonry again - I use a 15 to 20mm bit quite a lot), the capabilities are almost identical to the original Workzone kit. That DeWalt impact driver has about 10% more grunt (if that) and is about 10g lighter. For the dollars, the Workzone is damn hard to walk past (any part of that standalone DeWalt bits are more than the whole Workzone kit).

    Then I had to use an impact driver to do some seriously heavy duty work (that is my excuse and I am sticking to it). So I bought the more powerful brushless DeWalt impact driver as part of their "next level up kit" (i.e. with a bigger hammer drill again) - the one with 3 power settings. No3 is really useful for things like the rusty 5/8" Whitworth bolt removal I actually needed to do (they are usually used in things like large conveyor belts and bridges). For any sane use, No3 just pushes any lesser bolt straight through and strips the thread out before you can stop it. Even No1 of that one is plenty for most things.

    So now, not counting mains gear (5 larger, heavier drills, all hammer / impact ones), I have four battery drills and three battery impact drivers. Handy for remote jobs when you can just swap the drill / impact driver instead of changing the drill / screwdriver bits...

    So this guy is another Bunnings / Total Tools / Toolmart tragic. At least I only buy top quality nowadays - so my rebuilt shed has become a "full of excellent quality tools" junkyard instead of a "full of cheap tools" junkyard.

    Enjoy your cuppa


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