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Old 03/12/2018, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question 50 gallon rubbermaid stock tank rim thickness?

Any chance someone with a 50 gallon rubbermaid stock tank can measure the lip thickness of theirs?
Highly appreciated!
If you use one, do you know of a hob filter that can be used with it?
Trying to avoid having to drill holes.


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Old 03/13/2018, 12:30 PM   #2
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Any chance someone with a 50 gallon rubbermaid stock tank can measure the lip thickness of theirs?
Highly appreciated!
If you use one, do you know of a hob filter that can be used with it?
Trying to avoid having to drill holes.
1.56

The best way Ive found to hang anything with it is to cut a slot in the lip with a Dremmel.


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Old 03/13/2018, 12:54 PM   #3
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Thanks!
It could fit a whole bunch of things if it was only 1.38 !


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Old 03/13/2018, 05:20 PM   #4
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You just have to cut it down some. No big deal.


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Old 03/13/2018, 05:39 PM   #5
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Sounds like there is only a quarter inch of width stopping you from fitting what you need. cutting the rim is an option but it may compromise the structural integrity however I remember those things being pretty darn sturdy.

another idea to consider would be using a heat gun or two to soften the plastic and pinch it in. The material is pretty thick so you may need to use one on each side of the plastic. I'm not real sure how the plastic reacts to heat. Maybe someone else can chime in.

Dont be afraid of drilling holes, you can use a standard $4 hole saw and it would probably be near impossible to screw up.


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Old 03/13/2018, 07:05 PM   #6
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I thought about the heating method, but it is "structural foam". So I am not sure that will work. I actually tried to find out if anyone tried it, but could not find anyone.

I've owned 3 of them before. I drilled them with no issues. However, for this one, I want to be able to go without any holes.


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Old 03/13/2018, 09:50 PM   #7
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Just cut it. Mine is hacked to bits. Been holding water for 5 years.


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Old 03/13/2018, 11:44 PM   #8
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The 50gal is the same thickness as the 150 and 300gal tubs. It has so little pressure on it that you can hack it to shreds. Bent is spot on.


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