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Posted: 11/23/2012 2:18:20 PM EST
I bought a couple 55 gallon barrels for $5 a piece from the hutterites that were chlorine barrels.
I want to fill them with water for storage but have been putting it off as I'm not sure how the hell to handle them once their full.
I was thinking about buy a couple barrel dollies but they aren't real cheap.
How about getting the water out?
Do you guys use a spigot at the bottom or do you use some sort of hand crank pump out of the top?
Could you recommend anything in particular?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 2:20:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 2:23:29 PM EST by PogueMahone]
harbor freight has inexpensive dollies. also costco has pumps and filters and such. sure not any $5 barrels though!!! their 55gal drum set up is $99!

i'm just starting into prepping so i'll be of little help...
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:14:39 PM EST
dont they roll?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:29:19 PM EST
I built mine out of wood and they set atop concrete blocks:


Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:30:40 PM EST
I am, as a matter of fact, going out tommorrow to look at building some type of metal shelving so I can stack one on top of another.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:50:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
dont they roll?


450 pounds is hard to turn over for most mercans.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:38:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:52:21 PM EST
I thought these looked pretty slick.

http://waterbarrelstorage.com/

I wish they would just sell the plans.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:52:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By 3one5:
I thought these looked pretty slick.

http://waterbarrelstorage.com/

I wish they would just sell the plans.

I'm wary of that tongue and groove assembly (not sure if that's the proper name for the joinery there,) seems like an eventual failure point. I'd like to see a third support in the middle. It's a good idea though. Seems if you had a router you could figure it out.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:12:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By EvilBlackDog:
I bought a couple 55 gallon barrels for $5 a piece from the hutterites that were chlorine barrels.
I want to fill them with water for storage but have been putting it off as I'm not sure how the hell to handle them once their full.
I was thinking about buy a couple barrel dollies but they aren't real cheap.
How about getting the water out?
Do you guys use a spigot at the bottom or do you use some sort of hand crank pump out of the top?
Could you recommend anything in particular?


This looks like it would work as long as your
not tring to take them with you!
Three Barrel Tier
I'm hoping to do something simular only two high.
Basement is very low (just 6ft)
Some other videos on that page may also give you some good ideas.
Good Luck! What ever you do. Post some pictures, Please!

PITA45
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:34:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 6:36:53 PM EST by CLICKBANGBANG]
I've got a source for blue olive oil barrels here in Nor Cal. Three barrels for $20. The last time I bought them I got 15. I'm in demolition and we use them for garbage cans. IM me if you are interested in them. This time I'm doing water barrels... Any ideas to clean olive oil out of them?

I'm going to buy a hand water pump. Amazon has a dozen different kinds of them. Search 55 gallon hand pumps. I'll also keep the barrels elevated a little and a dedicated clean siphon available.

You may need a bung wrench. Like this one.
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