Plumbing Brute Cans

LJC6780

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What do y'all use to plumb your brute cans?

I'm working on getting my water change station all set up so I can finally get this tank done but I have to redo the seals on the cans and I really don't think the current way is the best solution. There are some sort of rings around a pipe with silicone all over them. Currently they leak and I don't want to keep putting a bandaid on it and I don't want to come out to 30 gallons of water in my garage.

I'm not sure what size pipes but maybe they are 2"?

I also need to trim that top board a bit so they can sit over the hole correctly. Then I'll brace the pipes down so they don't wiggle every time I turn the ball valve.

(I recently got this along with a tank from someone else and this is how it was done)

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Uniseals are what I see people talking about when plumbing barrels. I'm not sure what your Brutes came with but if they're Uniseals I think they're installed incorrectly since all that sealant shouldn't be necessary.
 
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They look like a black rubber ring that is flat. And honestly I should have peeled everything off before going to Home Depot too because I have no idea if those holes were cut with a circle bit or by hand so I may have to buy new cans and start over if the holes aren't uniform.
 
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And I think they are 1.5" after measuring. I was thinking something like this MIGHT do it if the holes are uniform. Stick this in then feed pipe through and let the rubber be the seal.
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You will probably have to order them online, don't think they will be at home improvement store.
 
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Sorry hit the wrong size last time.

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I think the actual pipes in there are 1.5", which means the hole is bigger, so I'll have to pull it all out and see what I'm working with for sure. Thanks for the links!
 

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If you have a Tractor Supply store in your area, that's where I get mine. They have several sizes in stock.
 
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