Stand Alone Rainwater Harvesting System
How do I install a 2" Bulkhead fitting?
by RainSaucers Inc. on November 7th, 2016

Two of our products (the 48" and 84" RainSaucer) are designed to work only with 2" NPS standard holes.  If you're lucky, your 55 gallon drum or 270 gallon IBC Tote already has one built in. If not, you can always add one with a 2" Bulkhead Fitting.

If you have a removable lid, bulkhead installation is easy. Just drill a a 3" or 3 1/8" hole in the lid (or cap), insert the Body and Sealing washer (see photo) from one side and screw on the Friction washer and Nut from the other side and you are done.

If you don't have a removable lid, you have to find a creative way to keep one half of the fitting in place underneath while you screw in everything else on the other side. For completely closed gallon drums this near impossible so we usually recommend switching to a 2" UniSeal with a 2" Pipe and 2"Female Adapter installed (for the 48" only). For other types of closed tanks, we recommend using the manhole cover to reach your hand inside and hold half of the bulkhead fitting in place while the other half gets screwed on.


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