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Old 06-12-2019, 02:49 PM
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Default Link to a barrel I can run my 250 OX66 in?

Iíve seen this topic covered before, but no specific product has been linked. Looking to ditch the muffs and buy a tub or barrel to run my 250hp OX66. I went out and bought a 44 gallon trash barrel and itís not even close to big enough. Any specific link would be appreciated!
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:57 PM
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Agway stock tank. Canít remember if mine is 70 or 100 gallons. I am thinking 70. 225 ox66. Havenít tried to see if my zuke 300 fits in there yet or not. Hope so.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:01 PM
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I used my Waste Management trash can to run my ox66 in.
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https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...y?cm_vc=-10005
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Landscapers carry barrel has worked for me.


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Chem-Tai...BR60/100119163
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What diameter is required?

We end up with a lot of 55 gallon poly drums at work. Just eyeballing, they seem like they would be big enough, just cut to height. Jig saw goes through them like butter.

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Originally Posted by Evan B View Post
What diameter is required?

We end up with a lot of 55 gallon poly drums at work. Just eyeballing, they seem like they would be big enough, just cut to height. Jig saw goes through them like butter.
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Get those big , blue poly drums. They work nice. Add a drain in the bottom.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:47 PM
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Got one like this from TSC. Works like a charm.
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I also used one of these for my Suzuki 300AP. Long enough to tilt the OB completely up.

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Is there a reason for not using the ear muffs? Honest question.

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Old 06-12-2019, 06:11 PM
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This is what I use for my 250 hp OX66:

Substitute for Muffs when Running Outboard with Boat on Trailer

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Originally Posted by buccanr1 View Post
Is there a reason for not using the ear muffs? Honest question.

i assume he wants to vinegar flush it
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My new trash pick-up company came with 2 of their company trash cans. So I had to find a use for the ones I had, from Home Depot. I cut out the area in Red, and left the back panel with the handle, did away with the lid and installed a cooler plug at the bottom to drain. The handle and wheels are handy...fits my 250 OX66's perfect. Ideally, you want something that is at least 20" tall...cutting a can like this you can custom fit to your engine height.

https://www.acehardware.com/departments/home-and-decor/trash-and-recycling/garbage-cans-and-recycling-bins/7331267?x429=true&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9qbhj6Ll4gIVFa _ICh3igwx3EAQYBSABEgLWKPD_BwE

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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post


i assume he wants to vinegar flush it
I'm curious too. Couldn't he use a pick up tube for that? And he will get a constant stream of cold water instead of it getting hot.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:28 PM
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You guys are great. Some very good ideas here. Appreciate the help.

To answer the question about why, OX66ís donít like muffs. At least mine doesnít. It will overheat if I run it on muffs for more than a few min. Could just be the water pressure at my house, but ive heard a few people mention the same. Also, they donít idle the same on muffs as they do in the water with backpressure.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:13 AM
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I've been using a plastic 55 gallon drum cut in half. Works perfect and cheap. I put a drain in the bottom.
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I just don't flush except for when the boat 1st goes in the water for the season. Works even better than muffs or a barrel.
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