Plug Wrenches (Drum Opening Wrenches) for Drums and Tighthead Pails
We carry a number of drum opening wrenches suitable for use with drum plugs , drum bungs and caps.
There are two primary types of closures for drums. Most larger size drums utilize a drum plug which threads into the drum opening, while others (typically smaller 5 gallon drums) use caps which thread on the outside of the opening. For the purpose of this article we will simply call them Plugs (internal thread) and Caps (external thread).
Drums Plugs and Bungs
As mentioned above plugs thread into the drum. Note in the image of the drum below how the threads are inside the opening of the drum.
Now notice in the pictures below of some drum plugs how the threads on the plugs are on the outside.
Caps for Drums
Drum caps such as our FS70 screw cap and FS60 spouted caps operate differently. The threads are on the outside of the container. Note the image below of our 5 gallon natural plastic drum.
The threads are on the outside of the container and therefore require a screw cap just like a standard bottle, jar or jug. In the images of drum screw caps below you will note that the threads are on the inside of the caps.
| Natural Plastic 70mm Screw Cap with 3/4" Reducer and Gasket Screw Cap
70mm & 3/4" Reducer
Our 70mm screw cap has a 3/4" center reducer that can be taken out. Once the center reducer is removed, you are able to use a 3/4" Florite faucet (sold separately).
| Natural Plastic 70mm Flexspout with Diaphragm Spout Cap
|63 485 F217 Foam White Plastic Round
Foam liners are used extensively for foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial and household chemicals. They have good resistance to acids, alkalies, slow solvents, alcohols, oils and aqueous products. They have poor resistance to active hydrocarbon solvents. These liners comply with FDA regulation 177.1520(c)3.1 for food contact application.
| Steel Rieke Flexspout Crimping Tool
For application of all standard and self-venting FLEXSPOUT closures
Now that the difference is clear we offer the following:
Drum Plug Wrench
This heavy duty drum opening wrench features a long arm allowing you to get significant leverage on less cooperative or tightly torqued drum plugs or bungs. This wrench is our Item Number RKCW168.
Drum Cap Wrench
This light weight and inexpensive cap wrench fits our FS60 and FS70 drum caps. (RKCW397)