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Forum topic by GaryW posted 04-18-2012 12:05 AM 7928 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2012 12:05 AM

I’m new to this piggy bank thing. When I was growing up and wanted to raid my piggy I just got a butter knife and stabbed, shook and wiggled the money out of the slot. Now I am trying to make and sell piggy banks. One problem that has arisen is that I hve lost sales because no one knows how to get money out of a pig. Everyone seem to pickup a bank, flip it over and look for that one inch plug in the bottom, they then look at me and ask how do you get the money out ? After I explaine how I used to do it, they act insulted and leave.
Well back to my problem, I got all these piggy’s that ain’t got no plug ! Where do you buy those piggy bank stoppers, rubber plugs or what ever their called for the hole in the bottom of your piggy bank. I need several dozen to start.

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 12:49 AM

Not sure how to answer the question. I built a bunch of pig banks using three pieces glues together to look like a pig and didn’t put slot in the top but nothing on the bottom. When ask how to get the money out I said gat a whole saw and cut a hole. Good thing it was for family. Anyway how about one of those stoppers that has a lever on it that when you close the lever it makes the rubber stopper swell out and seal the hole. Might just work. Just my idea take it for what it’s worth

-- DeputyDawg

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 12:59 AM

Go to an industrial supply store and ask for “Caplugs”. they are plastic and made to go into holes or over threads normally for shipping. they are a tapered plug with a little flange on the big end. Make a hold to fit the plug and you are in business. If you find the right place you might be able to get used plugs free. Once they are used most places throw them away.

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 01:24 AM


They’re a good place to deal with.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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