Water storage using IBCs.

Which pipe and fittings can be used to join ibc tanks together? I want to plumb them together at the outlet tap and thought of 50mm poly pipe ,but not able to join the tap to a compression fitting. Any other ideas would would be appreciated, thanks.
 

Bob c

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Livestock Farmer
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Cotswolds
Which pipe and fittings can be used to join ibc tanks together? I want to plumb them together at the outlet tap and thought of 50mm poly pipe ,but not able to join the tap to a compression fitting. Any other ideas would would be appreciated, thanks.

just check what thread you have most are S60 x 6
 

Universe

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Livestock Farmer
Buy brass tank connectors from builders/plumbers merchant, then either as mentioned above, make a fresh hole in the ibc and fit it through, or fit it in the ibc valves blanking cap (or buy them complete off "the bay").
Personally don't favour connecting to ibc valves. If we have a winter... the valve freezes and bursts first, ibc is now knackered/scrap. Where as proper mdpe pipe valves stand it better, or just use cheap 1/2" monkey metal valves. Yes they fail, but cheap n easy to swop and ibc is still good 👍
 

DrWazzock

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Arable Farmer
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Lincolnshire
We make syphons out of kitchen waste pipe if paralleling grape fruit juice tanks. They look like giant staples with a leg in each tank. Avoids needing to hole the tanks low down and get it busted with frost. Use a vacuum pump to fill the syphons from a small tapping in the connecting pipe work then they keep the levels in all the tanks balanced as long as they keep up with sprayer draw out from one tank. Can be a pain if air leaks in and you lose the syphon but generally has been OK.
 
Can we fit all these fittings by ourselves?
Yes, no problem, I’ve done similar myself with plastic tank connectors, drill hole to size of tank connectors In ibc, slightly tricky lowering the tank connector into the ibc and pushing though the hole then screw on washer from outside.
Think I used a bit of thick wire with a bend on to lower tank connector into place.
I also had to buy a cheap holesaw to drill the hole, cheap ones with several different sizes in a pack can be bought for less than a tenner
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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