Plastic Barrel for mixing salt and RODI water

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    I have gotten a 30gal plastic barrel from a local carwash and want to convert it to a storage tank for mixing my RODI water. Couple questions:

    1) is there a website that has good directions on how to put in a faucet or the such at the bottom of the tank?

    2) is there something i should rinse the tank with besides water to ensure it is clean?

    3) can the lid be pried off or does it have to be cut off?
     
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    What was in the barrel before hand? If it was some sort of soap, I wouldn't use it at all. Get a new unused barrel.

    You can also get something called a uniseal. They are a rubber grommet that gets put in a hole you drill then you insert a piece of PVC into the grommet. You then can put on a valve to control the water coming out.
     
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    It was not soap per se. It was "dri rinse" and did not really foam when i rinsed it out. Any reco on where to buy these things cheaply?
     
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    If the barrel is not a "Food Grade" barrel, do not use it. You could get a Brute Trash Can from Home Depot or Lowes that would work well too.
     
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    44 gallon brute with lid from home D was $35.00
    thats what i'm using
     
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