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Title:
FLAT PACK BAGLESS WATER BUTT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2009/122186
Kind Code:
A2
Abstract:
A flat pack bagless water butt comprising a lid, a body tube with integral seal, base stand, base bung, base clamps a tap with nut, a tap mount and a water level indicator.

Inventors:
MANNING, Peter, Anthony (45 Station Road, Winterbourne Down, Bristol BS36 1EN, GB)
Application Number:
GB2009/000889
Publication Date:
October 08, 2009
Filing Date:
April 03, 2009
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
MANNING, Peter, Anthony (45 Station Road, Winterbourne Down, Bristol BS36 1EN, GB)
International Classes:
E03B3/03
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MARLES, Alan, David (Stevens Hewlett & Perkins, 1 St. Augustines Place, Bristol BS1 4UD, GB)
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Claims:
Claims

1. A flat pack bagless water butt comprising a lid, a body tube with integral seal, base stand, base bung, base clamps a tap with nut, a tap mount and a water level indicator.

2. A flat pack bagless water butt according to claim 1 , in which it can be of any diameter and size.

3. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which the base is provided without a stand element.

4. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which there is one or any number of base clamps provided.

5. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which there is no water level indicator provided.

6. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which there is a child proof lid with locking method provided.

7. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which the body tube is printed and decorated.

8. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which more than one seal is provided.

9. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which a decorative outer wrap or panels are provided.

10. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which the body tube can be other than round.

11. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which it can be made of any suitable materials.

12. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which a section, or all, of the tube body is semi transparent to see level.

13. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which the water level indicator has a float inside and a sliding marker.

14. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which there is a connecting method of more than one butt provided.

15. A flat pack bagless water butt according to any preceding claims, in which the seal profile shape can be of various suitable shapes.

Description:

Flat pack bagless water butt

This invention relates to a flat pack bagless water butt.

Water butts are commonly available and used in many gardens beside the house for collecting and recycling rainwater from the down pipes. There are many types, shapes and sizes and are usually made from either wood or plastic and a few are flat pack self assembly units.

However, existing flat pack water butts have a plastic bag / liner which enable the unit to be watertight. These bag liners can be punctured, slide down with use, deteriorate with time and can be fiddly to insert correctly on assembly and snagged and therefore a potential leak hazard.

To overcome these problems, the present invention proposes a flat pack water butt which is bagless and having no bag / liner. The flat pack bagless water butt also has a water level indicator and an integral stand.

The invention will now be described solely by way of example and with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure 1 shows a flat pack bagless water butt with the components in exploded form. Figure 2 shows a cut away section of a flat pack bagless water butt sealing detail. Figure 3 shows a flat pack bagless water butt assembled.

Figure 1 shows a flat pack bagless water butt in exploded form showing the lid 1 , body tube 2, integral seal 3, base clamps 4, base stand 5, base bung 6, tap 7, tap hole

8, tap mount 9, tap nut 11 and water level indicator tube 12.

The base bung 6 is screwed tightly into the hole on base stand 5. The tap 7 is inserted into the tap hole 8 on the body tube 1 , through the hole in the tap mount 9 and secured with tap nut 11 The body tube 1 is lowered onto the base stand 5 locating the tap mount 9 into the slots'! 0 on the base stand 5 and ensuring the integral seal 3 is inserted into the seal channel

14.

Figure 2 shows, in cut away section, one profile shape of the separated integral seal 3 on the body tube 2, the seal channel 14 on the base stand 5 and the base clamp 4. Other seal profile shapes can include a wedge shape which is pushed into a receiving tapered channel. Once the body tube 1 has been lowered and the seal 3 inserted into the seal channel 14 the base clamps 4 are inserted and pushed down into the seal channel 14 thus compressing and securing the integral seal 3 by locating, and click locking, the base clamp clips 15 into the clamp slots 16.

The water level indicator tube 12 is vertically fitted onto tap 7 and the lid 1 is attached to the body tube 2 retaining the water level indicator tube 12 in clasp 17. The lid 1 has a child proof, twist out removable inner piece for inspection leaving the lid rim attached for rigidity.




 
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