Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Interested in 55 gal drums for water storage?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • lazer128
    replied
    I've gotten metal and plastic drums from these guys:

    http://www.dependabledrum.com/contactinfo.htm

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers will have food grade containers also. There is a vitamin manufacturer in Greenville, SC that used to make containers availble to the public. I can check next week if you like.

    Leave a comment:


  • Loshali
    replied
    Laser, any suggestions on where?

    I"ve only dealt with Coke in the past, but candy manufacturers have them too. I just havent checked out any other sources. The contact at Coke said they had a really big recycling program going on right now, so thats why they were short on barrels. The last time we got them, they had a warehouse-full, and couldnt get enough trucks to tote em off as fast as they emptied them so they were happy to be rid of them.

    I am thinking of doing an in-ground rainwater cache system when I get the cabin built, but until then I'll probably just use the barrels. Working on a downspout system so that i can contain the barrels in one spot without having to shift them around from corner downspouts. I have some plans and measurements on paper with slant ratios for drainage to one section, or into the rainwater cache. My big question is if the pump will use more power to pump the water into the house than a solar power system can handle. I havent read anything on that yet.

    Leave a comment:


  • lazer128
    replied
    Good idea guys and gal. I have had one of these in place behind the house with a well pump in the garage. When I turn off and on certain valves to "activate" it and isolate myself from our normal water supply, it is as if there is no water supply problem. I too keep a little bleach in it to prevent algae growth.

    http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/...g=true&cFlag=1


    I have plans to add another 1000-1500 gallon tank on the mountain behind the house to aid in firefighting.

    I have always had good luck getting barrels from businesses that deal in used ones. You may not have to wait on a specific beverage company to have them. Just my $0.02.

    Leave a comment:


  • snal
    replied
    At least 4 here.

    Leave a comment:


  • cudalyon
    replied
    4 will work for me as well.

    Leave a comment:


  • tony
    replied
    I would be interested in four barrels.

    Leave a comment:


  • Loshali
    replied
    I told him that if I couldnt get enough for a trailer load at once (I think we had at least a dozen on a trailer, laid on their sides and stacked pyramid style, 5, then 4 then 3 per layer) then we'd take a pickup load if possible. I think we had 5 or 6 on a Nissan pickup. It may be that we'll just have to pick them up one truckload at a time to get them as he has them available.

    How many would you want? When I get started on the log cabin, I think I'll get 6 or 10 of them and hold off on digging the well for a little bit. That way I can get the cabin habitable sooner and dig the well later.

    Lo~

    Leave a comment:


  • TLM
    replied
    I always thought is was pronounced wall-holler :p

    Leave a comment:


  • cudalyon
    replied
    Originally posted by Loshali View Post
    I just got hold of the bottler in Charlotte. THats the only bottler in the Carolinas, there is one in Chattannooga and Atlanta. Unfortunately some will have to drive a little ways to pick them up. The barrels are $10 each. He ddnt have any now because they used them for recycle bins at the inauguration. They have lots of uses apparently. I bet they'd store grain and feed pretty easily, too. I'll check back and find out when we can get them, probably end of February or early March. Let me know if youre interested and how many.

    Lo~
    I am interested as well. I guess it depends on how many you can get.

    Leave a comment:


  • Loshali
    replied
    barrels

    I just got hold of the bottler in Charlotte. THats the only bottler in the Carolinas, there is one in Chattannooga and Atlanta. Unfortunately some will have to drive a little ways to pick them up. The barrels are $10 each. He ddnt have any now because they used them for recycle bins at the inauguration. They have lots of uses apparently. I bet they'd store grain and feed pretty easily, too. I'll check back and find out when we can get them, probably end of February or early March. Let me know if youre interested and how many.

    Lo~

    Leave a comment:


  • cudalyon
    replied
    Originally posted by Loshali View Post
    Lyon, I remember way back when, we'd get the spartanburg/greenville channel on tv. Yes, one of three channels! There was some car dealership advertisement with a big goofy blonde that had a HUGE amount of curly messy bleach blonde hair, and she'd say 'come see us at so-n-so's car dealership in Wawwwww hawwwwla'. I cant help but think of how she said it every time I see the name, lol...
    LOL.....That was Bobby Woods! He still has the same big poofy hair kinda like Donald Trump, but more poofy!

    Bobby Wood's Chevrolet

    Leave a comment:


  • snal
    replied
    I'd be very interested...especially if they are in the Asheville area.

    Leave a comment:


  • Loshali
    replied
    Hick

    Lyon, I remember way back when, we'd get the spartanburg/greenville channel on tv. Yes, one of three channels! There was some car dealership advertisement with a big goofy blonde that had a HUGE amount of curly messy bleach blonde hair, and she'd say 'come see us at so-n-so's car dealership in Wawwwww hawwwwla'. I cant help but think of how she said it every time I see the name, lol...

    Leave a comment:


  • cudalyon
    replied
    Originally posted by Loshali View Post
    Oh man, I didnt even catch that! I bet you've never heard of 'kick cables' either. Thats what you kick off a car with, more commonly known as 'jumper cables'. And strow. As in, 'he strowed the seeds across the tilled soil'... That one is in the bible!!!
    I am with you! I grew up in Walhalla SC. Bout as Hick as it gets!

    Leave a comment:


  • Loshali
    replied
    Kuntry Bumpkin

    Oh man, I didnt even catch that! I bet you've never heard of 'kick cables' either. Thats what you kick off a car with, more commonly known as 'jumper cables'. And strow. As in, 'he strowed the seeds across the tilled soil'... That one is in the bible!!!

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X