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Old 07-19-2002, 10:37 AM
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Anybody know where I can find an older style (round) drive resivore bottle?
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Old 07-19-2002, 11:34 AM
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Default They are pricey from MERC what ain't

I was determined not to pay their price
I found one in a McMaster- Carr book
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This was several year ago
Merc's price was around 75 if I recall (complete)
I bought the bottle for under 5 bucks

Did have to machine a part to work though

Just buy the new style and be done with it or go the route I did
The machine work was adapting at the bottom of the jug.
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Old 07-19-2002, 12:04 PM
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I have tripps, and I don't want to replace all 3.
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Wide mouth polycarbonate bottles

Rigid and virtually unbreakable, these transparent bottles are also chemical and moisture resistant. The have threaded, black polypropylene cap with Buna-N seal to help prevent leakage.

Like I say they have nothing in the bottom in them. I made a fitting and put an o-ring seal in the fitting.
Order one and see what you think only 10 bucks.

---capacity------cap size--dia.---height---part #----$$$

1 oz 30 ml----48.4 mm--2"----2 1/16"-3999t1--$4.41
2.5oz 75 ml---- " --" ----3 1/16---3999t2-- 4.53
5------------------------------2 7/8-3----------------t3--4.85
9------------------------------""""""4 1/4-----------t4---5.26
16----------------------------3 5/8-5 1/4-----------t5---9.03
32----------------------------"""""-8 5/8------------t6---9.76
.5 gal------------------------5"----9 3/8------------t7--11.25

32 oz is probably the one you need, 3999t6 @ $9.76 ht is 8 5/8".
McMaster-Carr catalog # 108 pg 1531 upper right hand corner of the page.
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Someone just told me yesterday that you can't get the nice ROUND resivoir bottles by Merc anymore---they only have the smaller square bottles available now. I HATE those little cheap looking square bottles. The guy who was telling me this had seveloped a crack in the base of the round bottle he had and said he could NOT find a round bottle to replace it with. He said Merc doesn't make them anymore. So Mike, you're saying you can get them eh?
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Old 07-20-2002, 08:28 AM
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Mikes correct, while not the original you can get a similar round bottle from http://www.mcmaster.com If you go to their website and type in the part number that Mike gave you in their search column you'll be able to see the selection they have.
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Default like I said you will..

have to modify the bottom of the jug to make McMaster's work.

Not a hard job IF you can machine on your own. If not switch over to the new style.

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the bravo has one that about 2 quarts with brackets that cone with the b-max has a lot of room for expansion and to clear up the foam, they look like the old round one but bigger, goog luck
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Man, this sucks. My boats not that old ether. Leave it to merc to make you spend more than you need to. It sounds like the round bottle had a problem holding up. I guess it was easier for merc to completly replace the system than fix the existing bottles.
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Mike, so you're saying you simply took the McMaster bottle, drilled a hole in it, put a fitting in it, and attached the hose from the drive???? It's plastic, why would "machining" be necessary??
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