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Old 06-24-2011, 03:17 AM   #1
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cleaning Drums to mix saltwater!!

Hi everyone,
Plz help on how to clean to make it safe enough to mix saltwater.

-5 gallon container which had vegetable oil in it before
-10 gallon which had windshield cleaner In it.

Help on what i could use to clean them.

Thanks for your input in advance....
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:54 AM   #2
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Personally, I would just buy new ones and be done with it, they are cheap enough as it is.

The vegetable oil container is probably the safest one if you manage to get all the oil out.

I wouldn't even bother trying to use the windshield cleaner container.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #3
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Thanks, Aaronalam.

I did clean the oil one with alot of vinegar and hot water. I think it is clean now.

I will fill with water and let it sit too see if any oil drops appear, if do gotta clean again

Can I use anything stronger than vinegar...
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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Not sure where your from but lowes sells 5 gallon buckets for 2.50
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:56 PM   #5
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I would NEVER use anything already used by something to mix my saltwater.. further more I would never mix the salt water of my worst enemy in a car windshield container.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:13 PM   #6
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Thanks Jsmith, I am in canada.
Only reason I wanted to try them was because they have cap on them. Didn't want container open from top. That's all.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #7
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Thanks Jsmith, I am in canada.
Only reason I wanted to try them was because they have cap on them. Didn't want container open from top. That's all.
In that case head to walmart that sell 5 and 10 gallon water containers for camping made from food grade plastics .. mine cost only 11 bucks .. however what I did was pick up a tote ( like a 20 gallon) from walmart the ones u store stuff in made from hdpe/ ldpe ( just don't but one made from recycled material) mix up a big patch and buy a really cheap power head and heater.. i paid 8 bucks for tote. 7 for heater and 8 for a small powerhead.. I can mix up plenty of water and can let it set for a week.
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If your looking to save money on heater and power head check criags list or see what they have on sale at a petco or petsmart.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:14 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the reply! Just got a new container from Wallmart 19$ here. And heater and powerheads are on craiglist for atleast 20$ each. I will try stores. Thanks again
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Someone on another thread suggested Rubbermaid Brute trash can. I bought a 32 gallon and it has a lid. Works great.
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