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Old 02-22-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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Where to buy a 75 gallon water storage system/bucket?

Is it safe to use a regular garbage from home depot ?

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:28 AM   #2
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Yes, they would be safe to use.
Without wheels, they are well known for tipping over though. If you use one make sure that you keep it on a flat surface that 100 gallons of spilled water can be cleaned easily. This one does look like it would be better than some of the other wheeled trash cans though.
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I would be cautious though. Make sure you clean the trash can out with a bleach/water solution, rinse it out, and then let it air dry for a day or two. Just to make sure there aren't any leftover chemicals or organics in the bucket. Still, if it were me, i wouldn't buy anything that wasn't food grade rated. But on the contrary, i do store water in 5G paint buckets. But i did clean it out with a bleach/water solution first off like i mentioned above.
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I'd be careful using a garbage bin to hold aquarium water. Some garbage bins contain fungicide(I'm pretty sure rubbermaid does, but don't quote me on that). Also, structurally they are not designed to hold water. That's a lot of pressure pushing out in all directions. It would probably be fine short term, but I wouldn't trust it as a permanent solution.

Try checking Craigslist for food grade containers.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for your advise... I think I'll go with a food grade container... Don't want rubber to let out any chemicals..

although I was using the actual salt buckets ? what about those? It would be longer term just for 24 hour period

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I'm thinking there's no such thing as a 75g bucket or drum that any "Joe homeowner" can deal with. Home depot has a 44g with dolly.

Why do you think you need 75g?
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you can use a stock tank, but that's gonna evaporate a lot. you can buy a larger water tank but i think that will be somewhat expensive-
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I use 2 of these I picked up at a garage sale for $10.00. This photo is is from craigslist. I see them on there on a regular basis.
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All RubberMaid BRUTE products are food grade. I use a 45 gallon BRUTE trashcan to hold my top off water. Unlike the normal trash cans, this one does not bow out from the water pressure.

You can get larger containers from places like US Plastics.
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