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How To Change A 5 Gallon Water Bottle Without Spilling (Top Loading)

By John

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I have had my primo water dispenser for about 2 weeks now and I am on my 4th water bottle change. I have been making a big mess and I don’t think things are getting any better.

I thought I would get better at flipping the bottle faster, but this last change made the biggest mess of them all. I looked all over the internet for ways to change a 5 gallon without spilling and came up with a bunch of those dispensers that allow you to put the 5 gallon upright.

You can Load a 5 Gallon Upright?

I am not very familiar with water dispensers, so I didn’t even know those types existed! If I would’ve known any better, I would’ve just got me a Primo Water dispenser that loads the 5 gallon on the inside.

This water dispenser comes with a pump, so the water is pumped from the 5 gallon and then dispensed normally.

This takes away the spills and it also gives it that clean look. Too bad I can’t give into this one and I still have my normal Primo water dispenser that makes a big mess.

If you have the same one I do, you can follow this video and I guess this is the best way to change out your 5 gallon.

This was the only video that I found helpful, so I hope this helps.

Now if you are able to lift the 5 gallon with ease, what I do is I put the opening of the bottle on my palm, flipping it on my palm and then letting the water fill up at the top and then letting it sit.

This is the best way to change your 5 gallon as I have never had to clean up any spills and it is really a simple and speedy process.

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6 thoughts on “How To Change A 5 Gallon Water Bottle Without Spilling (Top Loading)”

  1. Thanks for posting the video! It makes me think of the first time I ever changed the water bottle. I’m sure you can sympathize with me about the big mess I made. So, it is good to finally know that there is a way around it. I personally just try to get water bottles that have a film already on them so that I don’t have to worry about spills anymore. However, I wish I had known about the plastic wrap technique the first time I changed the water bottle.

  2. Thanks a lot for this!! Every time I switch the bottle I either end up emptying half of the bottle with water spilling everywhere on the floor or just have another unintentional bath by making the water spill all over me. This was really a headache! I was looking for something like this only. I hope this will work out well for me.

  3. I myself have a top-loading water dispenser and changing that bottle is a real task for me. I either end up spilling the bottle all over the floor or giving myself unintended bathing. Thanks a lot for sharing this information. I will surely implement it next time I change the water gallon. Keep sharing such useful information.


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