Plastic 55 gallon barrels

I need two for my cabin to haul water. They must be clean, or be able to be
flushed clean. Anyone have ideas where I might start looking?
Steve
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Steve B
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Just a guess, restaurants for cooking oil?
Pete Keillor
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Pete Keillor
OK, everybody, one more time... All together now...
WHERE ARE YOU??????
I can tell you several places in Northern California...
Jerry
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Jerry Foster
Foodstuff exporters use, I think, green plastic drums. Blue ones might have had anything in them, so not advisable to use them for holding drinking water. Pay extra for laundered used drums, unless you want to take a chance. Friend spent a day on the miserable task of flushing a drum that had some dye in it.
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Jordan
Las Vegas, Nevada.
Do barrels come from different types of businesses according to your geographic location?
Steve
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Steve B
A friend brought me two smaller barrels, IIRC, in the 33 gallon size. Metal barrels. My friend wanted them cut in half lengthwise, and legs welded on them to be used as barbecues at fundraisers they did. They had been full of some sort of perfumes or scent. One was vanilla, the other some fruity flavor. There was a good bit left in each.
Things smelled pretty good around the garage and shop for quite a while afterward.
Steve
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Steve B
Yes they do. For instance, casino food operations may have plenty of empties. Not many Olive oil manufacturers or fish canneries in Vegas I'll bet. It really is kind of silly to try to sell or buy something on a "world wide web" without mentioning location.
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Stupendous Man
They would need a good rinsing but any of these large car washes go through many of these for soap and wax. They are happy to get rid of them.
Dick
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Dick
On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 14:59:37 -0800, with neither quill nor qualm, "Steve B" quickly quoth:
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For my water, I'd sure prefer new, untainted barrels.
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Larry Jaques
If you have a local Mormon community, try one of their supply stores. They are pretty darn cheap to buy from, they are new, not used. They use them to store water and other supplies for the "bad" days that are coming...
They also stock 50lb bags of flour, salt, sugar etc for unbelievably low prices. (I really can't use a 50lb bag of anything, but for a pancake breakfast this may be useful.)
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GIYF.
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K. A. Cannon
Everyone could use some help now and then.
There is a hardware/feed store on the east side of Nellis around Bonanza that sells them. Just today I saw something that looked like them in all kinds of bright colors just south of Silver Dollar Recycling viewed from 15 south.
I had a white one that I cut the top off and put white nylon handles on that was perfect for light stuff and would drag around nicely. Someone ripped it off from my front yard with garbage in it ! Would be a great time for a personal UAV, I think.
BTW, barrel hunting isn't so hard. Ya'll have to be observant while driving. I'm always on top of the driving thing at the same time and still miss a lot. Like the steel drum on the breakdown lane where the colored ones are.
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Sunworshipper
You obviously didn't grow up where the drinking water came off the house roof into a cistern and was pumped up and carried in to the house in a 10 or 12 Qt bucket. :-) ...lew...
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Lew Hartswick
Sounds like good ideas up there - have to be food grade...
Hauling water - calculate 55 gallons of water!
Haul 5 gallon jugs and fill the 55 gallons. Or catch / filter rain water.
Each 55 gallon jug will be 458 pounds. Or a load of 1000 "active" pounds load. e.g. they slosh.
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Martin H. Eastburn
Mainstream LDS, or the fundamentalist polygamists?
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ATP*
On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 03:38:18 GMT, with neither quill nor qualm, Lew Hartswick quickly quoth:
I've sipped cistern water and it's OK if they clean the moss out every once in a while. (CRAP, that's what I forgot to get at Diamond Home Improvement Center this morning, more well filters.)
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Larry Jaques
Mainstream LDS here in Mesa (2nd largest Mormon temple in the U.S.)
and no I'm not Mormon, but grew up in Mesa.
We leave the Polygamists to remote outposts like Arizona City. They have kinda dried up since Jeffs got caught.
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Hi Steve
Try Craigs list.
I have three blue ones. They were used to ship fruit juice.
I'd give you one if you want to pick it up in the los Angeles/Long Beach area.
Jerry
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Jerry Martes
Or, barrels that previously contained HCL.. If they're triple washed, they should be as sanitary as can be reasonably expected-----and won't taint the water with any flavors.
Harold
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Harold and Susan Vordos
Pepsi/Coke bottling plants. Food grade, came filled with syrup.
Gunner
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