I'm looking for a certain type of plastic container (around 2-3 gallons) that has a spigot on the bottom and allows you to drain liquid using gravity. I used to see them a lot in the Navy used for cleaning fluids but can't figure out what to search for to find them.

I'm ultimately looking for something I can put liquid into and attach surgical tubing to the "drain" or "spigot" and has an on/off valve.

Does anyone know what these are called or where I can find them?

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I know you can get them from Uline, they call them Carboys.

Uline Carboy

I'm not sure if this is a standard name for a jug with a spigot, googling for carboy would lead me to believe it is not. As Jacob S pointed out, these are sometimes called a "rectangular carboy"

There is a similar product at The Container Store, they call them Slimline Fridge Jugs

  • Awesome! That's what I was looking for! Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 20:43
  • sometimes called a "rectangular carboy" as well -- different manufacturers may use other names.
    – Jacob S
    Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 20:46
  • @JacobS ah, that returns more consistent results when googling. I'll add that to my answer, thanks!
    – JohnB
    Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 20:55
  • Yeah, now that I know the term "carboy" its easy to find. Sometimes I just don't know what I don't know! Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 20:55
  • It is easy to confuse -- "carboy" can also refer to large round jugs with small neck and a cap, often used for water (like the jugs for water-cooler dispensers), the transportation of liquids, or in fermentation (homebrewing).
    – Jacob S
    Commented Jul 9, 2013 at 21:12

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