IBC Tote imploded!


#1

I accidentally ran my tank dry and sucked my IBC tote inwards. Does anybody know a good trick to bring the tote back to its original state?


#2

Air compressor


#3

Lol I did that the other day not paying attention…I just filled mine Back up with water and kept some in for a day or two and it was right back to normal.


#4

Hopefully its back to normal tomorrow


#5

How does this happen if it’s vented? Curious.


#6

The lid was closed, I was working in a dirt muddy lot and I didnt want any contaminates getting inside the buffer tank. I should probably drill a small hole at the top of the tank to allow air in


#7

I use a 2 1/2 screened bulk head fitting on top… as an added bonus if you ever hook up to a hydrant you already have the connection. Its also pretty handy for a drop stick if you use one for a roof system… but you gotta ditch the screen.


#8

Where did you get 2 1/2 screen @Sharpe? Biggest I can find on the web is 2"


#9

I just cut a peice of mesh screen and screwed it in Under the bulkhead fitting. Kinda geto but it works well. They sell those cup ones that fit inside on amazon but I didnt like the way they looked and they seemed expensive. I’m sure you could get a cheap peice of thin grated metal from home depot and cut in perfectly sized to slide in there if you really wanted to get crazy.


#10

I put one of these in my tank lid. I actually had some leftover from a job where I installed them in a customer’s outdoor lights (long story). They work great.


#11

I have a 2" bung hole with 90 pvc elbow.


#12

You dont have a bypass line setup?

What machine are you running?


#13

How much tank capacity do you lose with that?


#14

It is placed high, if i where to guess… 30gl?
Now a 2" might be over kill, but i figure 2" out then why not.
Or you can place it above the tank


#15

My ghetto venting. I didn’t want to lose any capacity on these tanks. I figure the holes are small enough to discourage larger insects from getting in there. Smaller debris can be caught by the y-strainer that’s between the tank and machine.


#16

What’s in the top, is that the fill line?


#17

Here is mine. I misspoke earlier when I thought it was the metal vent it’s actually plastic.


#18

Yeah, that’s the top of my hudson valve. Fills it right to the tippy top. Not sure if you can tell in the pic:


#19

I used a fuel filter but I like the bulkhead idea that Rick used and the cap that Steve used.

Since the fuel filter is so small I think I might switch to a bulkhead but use a Scotch-Brite pad instead of a screen. I’ve never had issues with the fuel filter though. The Scotch Brite is probably overkill since the water filter should catch anything that’s small enough to make it through a screen. I doubt anything would anyways.

Scotch Brite


#20

That’s a pretty good idea with the scotch bright pad.