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Offline alcatraz678

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What kind of tool I need to open this chemical container?
« on: April 28, 2014, 11:29:55 AM »
Hello,

I bought a propylene glycol 55 gallons drum from DOW. I'm having a hard time transferring the chemicals to small containers.

The drum looks something like this:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31h4UlUChGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I want to put a faucet on the 3/4 inch plug. Here's the photo of the plug:

http://imgur.com/NIILZJE
http://imgur.com/vZIQcPe
http://imgur.com/6SmZrdx

But there's something blocking the plug. How can I remove this? What kind of tools do I need?

I cut that plug from the container so I can show it to someone that will know how to install the faucet.



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Re: What kind of tool I need to open this chemical container?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 12:27:49 PM »
Is this the part you are trying to remove?

http://imgur.com/6SmZrdx

If it is then you need one of these

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ALUMINUM-DRUM-PLUG-OPENER-GS-5561T-_401223230.html

If you are quite handy at welding you can make one yourself. The longer the better as sometimes the plugs are screwed in pretty tight and you don't want to be making sparks!
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Re: What kind of tool I need to open this chemical container?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 01:32:14 PM »
yes im trying to open that part. I tried to use pliers but i cant open it.
are you sure that is the opener?

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Re: What kind of tool I need to open this chemical container?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 01:39:24 PM »
http://www.medivators.com/sites/default/files/minntech/images/products/67790-003_drum_wrench.jpg

Use the end on the right hand side pointing out of the top. It's just a small screw bung, usually used as an air hole when pouring out the contents of the drum.

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Re: What kind of tool I need to open this chemical container?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 02:01:59 PM »
Either will do.

A set of pliers won't provide enough torque.

Just search for a drum wrench as eazye1234 suggests or drum spanner if you are in the UK.
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Re: What kind of tool I need to open this chemical container?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 03:42:34 PM »
ok guys,

thanks for the tips. =)

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Re: What kind of tool I need to open this chemical container?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 05:47:15 PM »
Personally I'd not use either of those types as they try to do too much and compromise their ease of use because of that.  I use either of these.

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