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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 05:23 PM

Went to Rutledge, MO flea market today, picked up a couple 260+ gallon totes for rain water collection for the gardens. I already have three 55 gallon barrels behind the tool shed piped to the greenhouse, will move one barrel to make room for one of the totes. The other one will go at the corner of the house for wife's flower pots, I'll hide it with a dog-eared fence.

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 06:13 PM

What are people asking for those in your area? I see them around here for $50-$60, food grade.

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 06:17 PM

I gave $50/ea., cheaper than I'd seen on CL!

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 06:24 PM

wow thats a deal.. Those are 250 bucks up here.... Please post up pics of how you put those in line..

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 06:57 PM

I can get them for $50. Some folks want $200 but that is ridiculous. IF they don't have a certificate that they are food grade then they are just clean totes.

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 07:03 PM

They are 75$ around here.

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 07:07 PM

Wish I had one right now! It's pouring out there!

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 07:43 PM

In the last year I have cut up a couple of hundred of those at work to scrap the steel cage. We try to give them away but not nearly enough takers, everyone in the ag chemical industry is in the same boat. The gubbernment changed the laws on what can be hauled in those without a one way valve. All that malarchy started in August 2011 and we only have so much room in the warehouse. When they pile up to where they are just in our way we start cutting. The tank gets rinsed out and cut into small pieces and thrown in the dumpster, the steel we sell for scrap.

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 07:51 PM

I have a few for catching rain after one valve broke I took PVC threaded cap ( 2" I think ) tapped it for a plastic boiler drain valve , they use a garden thread on the outlet , on one I cut the top opening big enough for a sump pump . Al

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 11:04 PM

Good to hear what they are going for..
right now my gutters go into a buried pipe and dump into a low section of the lawn.
I could use several one on each corner of the house.

two on the garage and one as a portable tank to haul water.
Hate wasting all that good water that could be going where it would do some good.






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