Drilling into the Tank
Then, the challenge is to get this end through the hole in the tank. Thanks to a few other YouTuber’s (I’m looking at you Frank Howarth) the trick is to use some string. I taped it to a pipe then fed that through the hole. Then the other end is attached to the opposite barb.
I now pull the string to bring the bulkhead fitting through the hole and attach the nut.
A Trick with some String
I snug this up with pliers. I gotta say, there was some anxiety doing this. It felt pretty tricky the first time. But it went well.
I’ll be connecting this fitting to the 1″ pipe that runs under the curb later.
But for now I’ll add an elbow and a ball valve so I can make the tank now water tight. I detailed that in Part 1.
Rain Tank Gauge
On the other side of the tank I’ll add a gauge. It’s a float on a spring coiled spool that you set to your low and high water points. I added this away from the float to they don’t get tangled.