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Posted: 1/12/2006 9:41:24 AM EDT
How do I open a bucket?

I bought a white 2 gallon bucket at Home Depot to hold ammonium nitrate for making explosive targets. I remember seeing a sticker on the lid that had instructions for removing the lid, but I didn't read it because I was thinking to myself, "I don't need instructions on how to take the lid off a bucket."

Well, I can't open the bucket, and the manufacturer put the instruction sticker ON THE INSIDE OF THE LID, where it is guaranteed to not help.

So I ask again, How do I open a bucket?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:42:26 AM EDT
yup, dumbest question ever. the answer lies in the question
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:44:22 AM EDT
you have to try 87 times, then you will have sucess.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:44:44 AM EDT
Can opener

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:44:56 AM EDT
I use ammoniun nitrate......

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:45:29 AM EDT
We will need pics to see what type of bucket you really have
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:45:34 AM EDT
Go back and buy a bucket opener!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:45:47 AM EDT
Screwdriver of the flat-blade variety.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:46:16 AM EDT
What kind of lid? Is it one that you have to pop all the tabs before it will lift/pull off?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:46:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:47:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:47:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Screwdriver of the flat-blade variety.



Tried that. No luck.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:49:01 AM EDT
start with one large batch of tannerite .........

you figure the rest out Einstein
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:49:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
I remember seeing a sticker on the lid that had instructions for removing the lid, but I didn't read it because I was thinking to myself, "I don't need instructions on how to take the lid off a bucket."



boy, don't you feel stupid now....
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:50:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Screwdriver of the flat-blade variety.



Tried that. No luck.




Then get a bigger screwdriver.


That is way I take lids off.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:50:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 9:51:26 AM EDT by fxntime]
I have a "bucket opener" on the EE. Only $129.95 today!!!!!!! Guaranteed.
Is the bucket right side up?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:51:22 AM EDT
Open it with FIRE!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:52:05 AM EDT
Most buckets you take a razor knife and cut down from the little holes around the lid .....And that is a really stupid question
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:52:06 AM EDT
Draw down on it...
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:54:35 AM EDT


When you can open the bucket, it will be time for you to leave.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:56:05 AM EDT
I've seen a few where you must rip off a plastic ring that holds on the lid. Almost like the string you rip off one of those express mail envelopes? You gotta remove that and then pull off the lid. I've also seen others that have screw on lids. Just a couple thoughts...
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:56:15 AM EDT
They do make small shears for the lid, kind of like pruners, they use a razor intead.

Cut it with a utility knife and wear eye protection, channel locks , scrwe driver , ect.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:56:22 AM EDT
How much is a bucket of it, punch the center of the lid should pop off.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:56:40 AM EDT
Blast if off with a 12 gauge and 00 buck
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:57:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
Screwdriver of the flat-blade variety.



Tried that. No luck.



Try harder.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:59:27 AM EDT
It is made to not be opened!!!! and you can not make beef patties from hamburger!!!!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:59:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 10:02:22 AM EDT by u-baddog]
With bucket in front of you 3.5" from your toes take your hands and hold them out in front of you like you were going to play patty cake. Now touch thumbs together and bend over. With thumbs still touching place them on the top of the bucket lid. Thumbs still touching slide then to the far side of the lid until you hit the lip of the lid. Now slide the bucket between your legs still holding the lid and sit down. Keeping thumbs against the lip of the bucket put your fingers straight out so they are know hanging over the edge of the bucket. Thumbs still on the inside lid of the bucket

I couldnt finish this because of the nagging doubt that if you cant open a bucket I cant be part of you playing with explosive.

Sorry
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:59:44 AM EDT
Is it a pre-ban bucket?
Maybe its from CA and it has external safetys...for the children

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:00:42 AM EDT
To get your man card back, delete the thread. Get in your TRUCK and drive to Home Depot. Look at the buckets that haven't been sold until you find the instructions. Read them. Dictate them into your mobile phone memo storage.

Drive home. Open bucket. Admit nothing. Make sure the dog knows to keep quiet too.

G
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:06:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
I have a "bucket opener" on the EE. Only $129.95 today!!!!!!! Guaranteed.
Is the bucket right side up?



Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:11:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 10:12:37 AM EDT by TruePunisher]
Get a bucket opener













If your a girly man
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:12:12 AM EDT
Pull off the "pull away" ring that is on the bottom of the lid.

Cut it in the notched area, and PULL IT OFF. Then the Lid will come off.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:36:45 PM EDT
Return it, get new bucket, read directions before installing bucket top.

BTW: Stock up on headlight fluid while there, a little birdy told me prices are going up due to a shortage.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:57:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 12:57:34 PM EDT by EternalVigilance]
1. go outside

2. pour 1 gallon gasoline on and around your bucket

3. mix with a liberal amount of lighter fluid

4. add a small amount of engine oil

5. light a match

6. apply match to mixture

7. post results
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:01:06 PM EDT
I had this problem once too......when I was 6.



-HS
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:03:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 1:03:45 PM EDT by Melvinator2k0]
SHOUT AT IT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:07:04 PM EDT
I'm lost

how is it legal to make exploding targets with ammonium nitrate?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:31:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BiggyD:
Most buckets you take a razor knife and cut down from the little holes around the lid



+1
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:44:15 PM EDT
If you need a bucket opener as listed above - Email me and I will be glad to sell you one. I have 30 in stock right now!

lol - good luck!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:53:56 PM EDT



Post the recipie and I'll tell you
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:59:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:04:12 PM EDT


Ok, first step is to grab anything electric that takes a sharp blade, and then tell your buddy to hold your beer and watch this...

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:08:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
How do I open a bucket?

I bought a white 2 gallon bucket at Home Depot to hold ammonium nitrate for making explosive targets. I remember seeing a sticker on the lid that had instructions for removing the lid, but I didn't read it because I was thinking to myself, "I don't need instructions on how to take the lid off a bucket."

Well, I can't open the bucket, and the manufacturer put the instruction sticker ON THE INSIDE OF THE LID, where it is guaranteed to not help.

So I ask again, How do I open a bucket?



If you can't open the lid, how do you know the instructions are on the inside?

I still say a power saw and sharp blade, but I'm an idiot.

Of course, I can open a bucket.

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:14:40 PM EDT
Don't worry, it's not the dumbest question ever asked here.
Someone once asked if airsoft guns were loud, as he was afraid they would hurt his ears.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:16:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:18:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:23:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By MauserMark:
I'm lost

how is it legal to make exploding targets with ammonium nitrate?



I guess I've never really paid attention. I don't know either.



Isn't that what tannerite uses?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:23:08 PM EDT
If the bucket in question has little cut outs all aong the rim, pointing from the center to the edge, you just cut them through.


Aviator
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:24:03 PM EDT
Take the bucket to an altitude of 12,000' or higher. The denser air inside the bucket will push out against the lid in the thinner altitude and pop it off.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:24:45 PM EDT
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