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Old 02/08/2018, 08:15 PM   #1
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Bulk Head necessary for DIY Dosing Container

Evening all. I noticed a number of DIY Dosing containers did not utilize bulk heads in the lids. Any thoughts on skipping those or are they truly necessary. Not an expense/effort issue but just wanted to feel out why some skip these entirely.

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Old 02/08/2018, 10:24 PM   #2
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An air tight seal on a dosing container with a peristaltic pump would mean you are drawing a vacuum into it, which is probably not good long term (and may not work anyway). A connection at the top then doesn't need to seal anything as you probably are letting air in anyway, and at the top it can hardly leak liquids...

A fitting at the top looks prettier, and may be handy for maintenance (if its a push fitting especially), but that is up to you.

I use BRS jugs with the 'mixing cap' with a hole drilled into it for my dosing containers. The seal is 'splash proof' at best but leaks enough air so there is never a vacuum in them.


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Old 02/09/2018, 05:06 AM   #3
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poke/drill 2 holes and done.. one for the tubing.. one to let air in..
Thats all you "need"


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Old 02/09/2018, 09:09 AM   #4
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you mean like this? I did it to attach the rigid tube inside the container that goes very close to the bottom, and the flexible hose will not come off or get disconnected. I used to just attach the flexible hose directly to the rigid tube that goes into a hole on top of the container. Sometimes it gets moved by accident, but for the most part, it worked fine.






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Old 02/09/2018, 10:42 AM   #5
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Thank you all. Good points all around. I had planned on drilling a small hole next to the bulk head to avoid the vacuum issue as stated and is what many seam to do as well. The use of a ridged tube inside the container is likely the direction I will go with along with the bulk head. Appreciate you all. thanks


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Old 02/10/2018, 02:21 PM   #6
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You can drill a smaller hole an stick the ridge tube through it and glue in place. The disadvantage is it will be harder to replace the tube if you brake it.


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