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What I brought home tonight

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Zachary Hoyt
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Got it off Craigslist, a guy said he would deliver it to the TSC parking lot right off the highway in town. He was going to come next week when he had a few to deliver but I guess he got another order sooner than he had figured. I will use it to hold water over by the pigpen in the summer months and to store sap in the spring. It smells like artificial fruit flavor but I imagine the pigs will tolerate it and I hope the smell will have dissipated by the time I want it for sap next year.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I hope that one isn't full on top of your car. LOL. I've thought one of those would be handy for a lot of different things.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We get an additive for gravel road base in totes like that. They are very handy with a nice ball valve and threaded cap on the top. You don't dare leave them very long or they end up gone from a road improment project.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Plastic will get brittle from sunlight (sunburn!).
Paint or shade will help.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just hope it didn't have some kind of toxic waste product in it.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's marked 'food grade' on the end so I think it is safe.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you, I hadn't thought of that. Do you have a recommendation for what kind of paint would stick to plastic like that? If not I can make a cover for it too.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This one has the valve and cap like you describe. I still need to figure out how to hook up a hose to the tank, or maybe just put it up on blocks so I can fill the pig water pan from it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well, it is full of air and mystery fruit smell particles, but they are
not very heavy, I guess.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use them to store used motor oil for my shop furnace,and catch water from my spouting.A neighbor cut the top out of one and uses it to store shelled corn for his stove.The grain elevators used to give them away to get rid of them,but now they get around 40 bucks selling them for all kind of purposes.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have seen some on craigslist in my area.
From $20 for empty had chemicals all the way up to $100 for very clean food grade.

Lots of people around here get them; cut the top out and put their garbage cans in them by the street. Keeps dogs and coons from dumping over the garbage and scattering it all over the road.

I do not know of any paint that will stick to that smooth plastic but you better cover it cause the sun will eat it up.
Remember when building a stand for it...... It will weigh over a ton full of water.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice container and very nice Subaru. Totally fine cars. Jim
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We used one to haul water for the sprayer.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:30 am    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice find zach!!! I have a 300 gallon poly tank mounted on an old fuel barrel stand hooked to a down spout to catch rain water. Had algae problems from the sunlight. Bought about. Half a dozen rattle cans of plastic paint (they use it for lawn chairs) from big r store, painted the tank black first then put a coat of white over the top. Black keeps the sun out of the tank, then the white reflects the sun so it doesnt heat the water.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:28 am    Post subject: Re: What I brought home tonight Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nice! I haven't found food grade ones yet but the place I work at in Jackson makes yard mulch; they buy the dye in totes like that. The dye is biodegradable, so the one they gave me will be fine as a water tank.

Y'all have a great weekend!

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