Water tank bung?

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Langtoftlad, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    5,838
    Location:
    Langtoft, South Lincs
    Any suggestions as to where I can get one of these...

    It's the bung from my fresh water tank.
    Nuova Rade
    Expanding - but it doesn't, which is the problem.
    Diameter 35mm
    (I've found similar looking things online at marine suppliers but they seem to be either 40 or 25 mm)

    It's obviously been 'repaired' once with cable ties.

    Any suggestions to an alternative bung? IMG_20160207_100814.jpg
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  2. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,957
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    What about an ordinary basin plug, something like This? Our fresh water tank has that sort of arrangement, with a chain between the plug and the tank access cap.
     
  3. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    5,838
    Location:
    Langtoft, South Lincs
    Thanks - I suspect that might 'do' if I can't get a proper replacement.
    I assume the weight of the water would secure the plug in position?
     
  4. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,957
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    I assume so. I dangle ours on its chain to drop it into the drain hole. I've never noticed any drips when filling the tank or in use so it must be a reasonable fit.
     
  5. Bill_OR

    Bill_OR Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    971
    Location:
    Nr Hastings, East Sussex
    would a demijohn bung do it?
     
    • Like it Like it x 3
  6. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    6,202
    Likes Received:
    10,890
    Location:
    Lincs/Cambs border
  7. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    6,202
    Likes Received:
    10,890
    Location:
    Lincs/Cambs border
    • Like it Like it x 1
  8. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    6,202
    Likes Received:
    10,890
    Location:
    Lincs/Cambs border
    • Like it Like it x 1
  9. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    5,838
    Location:
    Langtoft, South Lincs
    @JockandRita Thanks - will order one of those as [hopefully] a permanent replacement...
    Marine supplies, not motorhome :rolleyes:.

    Meanwhile, am trying @GJH Graham's idea of a sink plug - fits quite snugly (y), so fingers crossed, we'll see if I have any water in the tank tomorrow.

    I guess the real test will be to see if it stays in place bouncing along England's super smooth highways :D.
    I suspect an old fashioned rubber one might have been better, but B&Q only had plastic.

    Cheers both.
    :thanks3:
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  10. Khizzie

    Khizzie Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2014
    Messages:
    2,976
    Likes Received:
    4,494
    Location:
    Newbury , West Berkshire
    That's what's in mine,works well and cheap out of wilko.
     
    • Useful Useful x 2
  11. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,542
    Likes Received:
    3,303
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    Is the missing pivot pin all that's wrong with the original?
     
  12. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    5,838
    Location:
    Langtoft, South Lincs
    No.
    It no longer "expands"
     
  13. sweetie

    sweetie Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Cromer norfolk
    I suffer the same problems! I put it down to either age, or medication.:(
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
  14. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    6,202
    Likes Received:
    10,890
    Location:
    Lincs/Cambs border
    Glad to be of help. (y)
    Often a Chandlers, (or marine suppliers) is the place to source items used in MHs. ;)

    I got my really small rubber plug and chain replacement, from B&Q at Maskew Avenue Retail Park, rather than from a leisure outlet. ;)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
Loading...

Share This Page