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Old 10-21-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Anything wrong with drilling a hole into a 5-Gallon Deer Park Water Bottle, adding a spigot, and using it ONLY as a bottleing bucket?

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Old 10-21-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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Can not think of any. Maybe harder to clean? I assume you have one already so go for it. It will only be in there for a short time so no oxidation concerns really.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:44 PM   #3
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Any ideas how I can drill the hole for the spigot?
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:46 PM   #4
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a cordless drill or corded.

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Old 10-21-2008, 07:47 PM   #5
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Drill with bit...
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:54 PM   #6
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Who has a 1 inch drill bit lying around?
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:03 PM   #7
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drill a small pilot hole and get a NEW hole saw bit.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:08 PM   #8
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If you want to use it as a bottling bucket, then you may want to just cut the neck off, and maybe even then install a handle (I see a lot of bars using them like this to haul ice in)

Then you will have an easier time drilling a spigot....Just make sure you're leaving plenty of space above the 5 gallon mark.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:16 PM   #9
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The bottle I have already has a handle... sweet!

How would taking the neck off help drill the hole though? I figured I'd leave the neck on so I can use the "Syphon w/ a Carboy Cap" trick.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:17 PM   #10
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Step Drill, no contest. Drills ROUND holes and does it like butter, even in steel.

Harbour Freight has a 3-pack (up to one inch) for about 15 bucks.

 
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