I want to convert my water cooler

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I want to convert my water cooler

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:12 pm

I bought this at a yard sale

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and i want to put a spigot on it so I don't have to hold it when I am filling the pan I heat water in for doing dishes. Has anybody done this? Any "gotchas"?
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Postby deceiver » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:24 pm

Never done it but it looks like the double wall becomes one at the point the spigot is on the cooler. I'll bet you could drill it out, throw it away and get a brass or PVC valve that would screw in or even be able to have a nut on the other side. With a little Silicon sealer It should hold good.. or not?
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Postby Oasis Maker » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:53 pm

I've changed the spigots out on lots of jugs that I use. There are plenty of websites that sell flip spigots, brass spigots, etc. If the same diameter, you can just go to whatever's the closest water mart you have that sells 5 gallon water jugs, they sell spigots too.

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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:43 pm

Oasis Maker wrote:I've changed the spigots out on lots of jugs that I use. There are plenty of websites that sell flip spigots, brass spigots, etc. If the same diameter, you can just go to whatever's the closest water mart you have that sells 5 gallon water jugs, they sell spigots too.

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That looks like what I need. :thumbsup: Thanks, Scott!

What's a water mart? :roll:
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Postby Oasis Maker » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:57 pm

Cliffmeister2000 wrote:
That looks like what I need. :thumbsup: Thanks, Scott!

What's a water mart? :roll:


That does look weird in print, but any stand alone business dedicated to selling filtered and bottled water.

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Postby Oasis Maker » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:00 pm

There is an actual chain called "Water Mart". I get my drinking water from the one on 40th St. and Thunderbird and the sell those size spigots.

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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:01 pm

Ahhh!

I buy Ice from a place that sells water. Never noticed anything there except water spigots (big ones, to fill bottles with) and ice. I'll have to check it out!

Thanks again! I hate standing around holding those little buttons in.
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Postby Oasis Maker » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:04 pm

Yeah, those buttons don't feel good when it's freezing cold too.
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Postby Tadlan » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:30 pm

I need to hit some yard sales. That is exactly what I am looking for in order to make my solar water heater. I am planning on switching out the push button for a full garden faucet. I'll watch how your conversion goes.
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