Scott from the Old Time Store brought up the question of gravity fed water jugs that Jay Shafer at Tumbleweed uses in a couple of tiny house forums and thought this might be a good subject for a post.
If you are doing a google search the keyword to use is “water crocks” and there is quite a nice selection available on the internet. One company that stands out in the search is the Water Crock Shop they seem to offer a really fine product – similar to what Jay uses and they are also certified lead free.
Here is some basic information about water crocks.
- Most crocks are dishwasher safe, if run at a medium temperature or gentle cycle without the heated drying cycle.
- Crocks can also hold most any other beverage as long as it is not heated.
- Water Crocks are standard sized 11″ Diameter x 11″ Tall and hold approximately 2 1/2 gallons without a bottle on top, (add the gallonage of your bottle for total capacity.
- Water Crocks are standard sized a should work great with an existing stand and any standard 3 or 5 gallon water bottle.
- The Crocks are non-electric and cannot chill the water, however the ceramic has a natural ability to keep the water cool. Many agree that this is the ideal temperature for drinking water.
Here are a few more internet sources for water crocks:
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