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Old January 28th, 2018, 03:38 PM
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Hi everyone, 2nd year producing and decided to run some 5/16 limes to gather from tree that are on a hillside making buckets a pita. We will see how well it works, but I'm curious how to attach my tubing to my bulk collection tank. I bought a nice 100gallon plastic tank so I'm not keen on just drilling a hole thru it. Does any have any better methods?


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Hi everyone, 2nd year producing and decided to run some 5/16 limes to gather from tree that are on a hillside making buckets a pita. We will see how well it works, but I'm curious how to attach my tubing to my bulk collection tank. I bought a nice 100gallon plastic tank so I'm not keen on just drilling a hole thru it. Does any have any better methods?


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I wedged a margarine dish in mine and put a hole in the side of it. It fit quite snug. Cut most of the bottom out of the dish.




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when we have portions of tubing that will need to come down at road crossings, we use hollow braided nylon cord to keep tension on the tubing on either side of the road. you tie off the cord then push the tubing through the end of the cord about 8-10 inches then take it out the side. The cord acts like a Chinese finger trap and holds the tension on the tubing. you could tie the cord to your tank then push the tubing through like described and into the tank. the cord would keep your line tight.
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Iím new to this as well, but I put my tank next to a tree and used a end line hook around the tree back to the 5/16 and a drop line off it to the tank.


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Iím new to this as well, but I put my tank next to a tree and used a end line hook around the tree back to the 5/16 and a drop line off it to the tank.


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I used to use that same method except I use an end line hook that had a fitting normally use to connect a drop from a tap, but I used it upside down and ran a line to the collection tank.
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Not sure if the pic uploaded, if so here is how I do it.
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