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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:44 pm 
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I have a round water but that just overflows from a couple of holes at the top. I'd like to add a proper overflow to the side & route it elsewhere, can't work out how to do this given the surface it's going on to is curved.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:38 pm 
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something like this perhaps would do it
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Harcostar-Over ... B000A63K60
https://www.amazon.co.uk/25mm-Corrugate ... GKS4FP62EN


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Although the water butt is curved, I don't think it will make that much difference with what you use, so long as it has a flexible washer.

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my thoughts
it may be blow molded or injection molded
it may also be designed with more material/strength at the base to accommodate a hole for the tap
you may find the top will be weaker and could split with a hole drilled i dont know :dunno:
its more a suggestion off what to check before doing anything invasive :lol:

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I just use one of these with a length of corrugated hose attached,
https://www.diy.com/departments/floplast-overflow-waste-tank-connector-dia-21-5mm-white/178484_BQ.prd

a few wraps of ptfe tape will take up the gap in the curve, it only needs to be hand tight.

Drill it out gently with the right size spade bit or I have used a heated piece of metal tube in the past to melt a hole.


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Thanks for the replies, unfortunately I carelessly omitted a vital piece of information in that as far as I can tell, it's a sealed unit so I can't get behind to put a the nut on.


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how does the water get in :scratch:
maybe "T" off the input iff a fixed pipe

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You'll need an Essex Flange then. Can be totally installed from the outside. (usually used on hot water cylinders)

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darrenba wrote:
You'll need an Essex Flange then. Can be totally installed from the outside. (usually used on hot water cylinders)


Perfect, thanks :-)


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big-all wrote:
how does the water get in :scratch:
maybe "T" off the input iff a fixed pipe


The water butts (there's 3 of them connected together) are fed from the garage guttering, the butts each have 2 holes in the top which allows excess water to escape, I could block them up but there are screw in plastic lids which i suspect leak.

At the end of the day, I've inherited these things as I've moved into the house that has them, not sure if I need them really but I might find them useful.


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