Water Crocks

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.

Jay Shafer's Water Crock

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:

  1. http://www.watercrockshop.com/
  2. http://www.prestostore.com/
  3. http://www.aquatechnology.net/
  4. http://foryourwater.com/
  5. http://www.thewatershack.com/
Classic Water Crock and Stand

Classic Water Crock and Stand

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Content in a Cottage - January 8, 2009 Reply

I couldn’t love this more.

Do you know of a source for water crocks with filters?

Best regards, Rosemary

Darrell - January 8, 2009 Reply

I searched for them with filters and found a bunch. The first one didn’t really look nice, but the second one is ok.


Kent - January 8, 2009 Reply

Here is another one that looks more promising. I think you can use any crock as the filter fits into the watter bottle:

Scott Smith - January 8, 2009 Reply

Thank you for doing such an excellent job on this post. I thought that since I was interested in these water crocks – others would be too. We have been using the plastic jugs – but these are really nice. Well done. Thanks

Cyndi - January 9, 2009 Reply

HOw I love the water crocks and the tiny housed! Oh, how I am inspired!

I have a vintage 1963 Shasta Travel Trailer about the same size 12 ft but it has wheels.

smiles, cyndi

Trish Lewis - January 13, 2009 Reply

I had a water crock once and loved it…at first. Eventually no matter what I did it kept getting mold on the outside of it. It was NOT a glazed finish on this crock. I’m wondering if that is why? Does anyone else have mold buildup anywhere on there crocks? If so, what do you do other than wash it up all the time which is rather frustrating and labor-intensive…?

Eliza Jayne - January 13, 2009 Reply

I seen the water crock in my favorite catalog/site.

For all manner of self-sufficient and non-electric goods, I love to go to http://www.lehmans.com. They offers hundreds of items for living off-grid or for simply nostalgia. They have everything from water crocks to stoves to wooden toys.

    Linda - May 12, 2014 Reply

    I SAW the water crock in my favorite catalog/site too. I love Lehman’s but there items are a tad bit expensive.

      Linda - May 12, 2014 Reply

      Yes, THEIR items are a tad bit too expensive for me.

Natalia - January 25, 2009 Reply

Hi. I like the metal cover pictured here. Is that just a dish? What is the source? I’m looking for a more contemporary look for a crock and stand. Any ideas?

Johnna - January 25, 2010 Reply

I like the metal cover too. Where can we get one?

Cathy Johnson (Kate) - November 1, 2010 Reply

I’ve used one of these for years, first at our original cabin and then at the shed. LOVE them. I just change out the water from time to time to keep it fresh.

Trina - April 9, 2012 Reply

My husband asked me a really good question and I can’t find the info! I got him a ceramic crock just like yours and we put a 5 gallon jug on it for his office. We just realize its been a month since he started the 5 gallon jug and was wondering how long can water be in a crock! If you have an answer I would love to hear it. 🙂

    Linda - May 12, 2014 Reply

    I don’t have the answer to that question either, which is why I clean my crock every time it gets empty.

      Nina - July 19, 2016 Reply

      How do you clean it out? I just got one from a friend. Thanks 🙂

peter - October 10, 2012 Reply

we had make the water crock high quality and best price mini dispenser •Water Crocks are standard sized a should work great with an existing stand and any standard 3 or 5 gallon water bottle

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