Round-Head Steel Plugs: Have a very thin gasket and a stamped metal clip welded into the center for the wrench to go
Hex-head Steel Plugs: Have a six-sided shape and often a center, heavy stamped bar welded in the center for the wrench
Ready for some confusion? All plastic plugs have a round shape, regardless of the bung opening they're intended to fit.
So look at the bung opening in your steel drum.
Base has eight sides? Takes a round-head type plug
Mostly round, but has many little points around it? Takes a hex-head type plug
Plastic drums usually have two openings:
There are three or four different types of buttress drum threads, depending on who made your drum. We have adapters to convert almost any buttress opening to accept an NPS-threaded accessory.