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Hi team. I have a 16gallon maxant bottling tank i picked up used from an estate sale and its in working condition except that it has the bolt missing that is removed to drain the water out of it.

Can someone who owns one of these tanks let me know what size bolt i need to get to replace this?
Thanks in advance.
 

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It is not a bolt, it is a pipe plug. Measure across the hole, if it is just over 1/2", it is a 3/8" plug. If it is right at 3/4", it is a 1/2" plug. You can get these in brass at your local big box hardware store, or you can go to a pipe supply house and get one in stainless steel which is probably what came stock. Pick up some teflon tape to wrap the threads while you are there.
 

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It is not a bolt, it is a pipe plug. Measure across the hole, if it is just over 1/2", it is a 3/8" plug. If it is right at 3/4", it is a 1/2" plug. You can get these in brass at your local big box hardware store, or you can go to a pipe supply house and get one in stainless steel which is probably what came stock. Pick up some teflon tape to wrap the threads while you are there.
mate thats perfect thanks so much!
 

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It is not a bolt, it is a pipe plug. Measure across the hole, if it is just over 1/2", it is a 3/8" plug. If it is right at 3/4", it is a 1/2" plug. You can get these in brass at your local big box hardware store, or you can go to a pipe supply house and get one in stainless steel which is probably what came stock. Pick up some teflon tape to wrap the threads while you are there.
i tried a 3/8 one today and its too large for the hole on the bottling tank. whats the next size down?
 

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Next size down is 1/4". The picture Maxant provided did not actually show the plug but did call it out as a plug in the list of included items.
 

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Perfect! Fill it up and let us know that the heating element still works. Then go bottle some honey.
 
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