Replacement for Water butt tap

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  1. chris1982

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    We got a water butt with a brittle plastic tap whose handle just broke off completely so that you can't open it any more (previously only some of the handle was missing and I managed to turn it with pliers). So I will need to replace that tap and investigated a little. It seems that the water butt itself is threaded and the tap just screws into it. It looks like a 3/4" inch thread (I haven't measured properly as the butt is full).
    Rather than replacing the plastic tap with another one that will go brittle, can I replace it something better like a brass bib tap? Or any other recommendations?
     
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    A brass bib tap would be just fine so long as the threads match - which they should do.
    A good few turns of PTFE tape with some thread sealant would be a good move.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks, that's what I thought.
     
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    I've used old sink (hand basin) taps on water butts before, just drill a hole and put the nut on the back.
     
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