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Old 09-28-2009, 7:25 PM   #1
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Quality Water Jug?

I've been using the green 5 gallon jugs from Walmart. They are tall and skinny and I would like to stay with that general shape. I've now had two leak on me, so its time to change it up. Any recommendations?

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Old 09-28-2009, 7:47 PM   #2
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People frequently post up ones for free or cheap. I think they were used for syrup or something food grade. I think they're 5gallons, might be worth a search.

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Old 09-28-2009, 7:49 PM   #3
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Home depot has those 5g jugs for like $2-3...but most on here would prob. give you some jugs if you just asked...I know at one time I had several laying around...now my stock has dwindled some, but I'm sure lots of others have extras.

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Old 09-28-2009, 7:54 PM   #4
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I have a bunch for free I posted last week, they are still available. Feel free to PM me if you would like them.

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Yeah I got the blue Kerosene cans from HD that have a spout on them as well. Its blue so Ill always know its water. I never use Kerosene.

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Old 09-28-2009, 9:23 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions. Below is a link to the jug I'm currently using. Don't buy this jug! The shape needs to similar, to fit in the space I'm using.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

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Home depot has those 5g jugs for like $2-3...




Can You Post A Link To These?

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This site has tons of stuff.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/default.asp

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Old 09-29-2009, 6:41 AM   #11
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I've been using these for a couple of months now, I've had no problems that I can tell. But you must buy the lid separate from the bucket, they can both be found in the HD paint department. I know the Homer bucket price online and in store is the same, the lid is $0.98 on top of that.

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you might look at Petsmart (Food Storage Container). I bought mine thin & tall for top-off water container
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You can also buy camping water jugs. I picked up a couple 5 g jugs that even have a handle on them.

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Old 09-30-2009, 2:48 PM   #15
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I use my old salt buckets. I use oceanic salt and the lid has an o-ring around the top, keeps it ALMOST water tight. If you give it a good jarring it will dribble a little. Best part is, they're free. They also hold about 7 gallons of water.

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