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Old 02-23-2004, 01:45 PM
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hey guys and gals, I was needing some help finding some buckets to help me recycle and store used blasting media. The buckets I am looking for are the white plastic ones, with the snap-on lids, similar to pickle buckets. Where do you get these at, and how much do they cost? Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-23-2004, 01:48 PM
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You can get them at Home Depot or Lowe's. 5 gallon size is very convenient. If your wife shops at Costco, have her get her detergent in the buckets then you will save on the detergent and get free buckets. Also, check with painting contractors - house paint comes in those 5-gallon plastic buckets and they will have a gazillion of them around if they don't just toss them in the trash.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:54 PM
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:57 PM
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Check where they are building houses and scarf up on the drywall compound buckets. Around here they throw them away by the dozens.

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Construction sites, even bakeries (frosting and fillings) you can get them for free. I've got about 50 of them that I store bolts and small items in
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The post about free drywall buckets gave me the incentive to share another of my favorites.

"Fish Tins". They are the plastic tub that fish fry's get when they order fish. They generally sell them for $.75 a piece or free!
A quick rinse with lemon scented soap and water, and they are ready for years of service. I put electrical parts in one, plumbing parts in another, plumbing tools in another, and so on. I label the outside with a permanent marker and I only grab the ones I need for the project I'm doing. Makes it easy to find everything. Cuts the job time in half. It's real handy when you have to store small assemblies.


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rubbermade tubs
work the same but without the smell
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Dubz... I've tryed them. My wife keeps reposessing them.
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If you get the buckets, dion't forget to get some stackers or a Bucket Boss to go with them.



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Old 02-25-2004, 10:37 AM
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Yeah but $.75 vs. $8.00 ? A little lemon soap kills the smell !

(I use the big rubbermaids for big stuff,though !)
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Check at restaurants. We get pickles in them. Pickle puckets are great! Cause they have a good rubber gasket seal on the lid. Most restaurants have them out the wazoo all sorts of stuff we get comes in a bucket. And a lot of them just get thrown away when their empty.

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Pickle puckets
Ha! Pickle puckets.... sorry , just struck me as funny...
Do you have cats? My wife buys their litter in white plastic containers with a snap on lid... They're square also. I use them for just about anything you can use a Pickle pucket for...

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Go to the grocery store and ask for pickle buckets....white, 5 gallon, they come clean with just a rinsing....

I usually have 5 or 6 in use around the shop....
Tools...antifreeze.....oil dry.......greasy engine parts to go to the hot tank....extra bolt storage.....pee bucket at the car show......
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