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Apr 3, 2021 - 12:25:18 PM
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rinemb

USA

13273 posts since 5/24/2005

I have BAS. Bucket Acquisition Syndrome. Old and new in many sizes. If they leak I either seal the leak with liquid Flex , or drill more holes in the bottom to use as a planter.
The bucket in the pics is my best bucket. I don't know who made it or when or for what.
It has very thick metal walls, heavy rolled rim, heavy bail, riveted bail brackets, and braced base. Brad




Apr 3, 2021 - 12:36:26 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

14994 posts since 9/27/2007

I have an old galvanized watering can that a friend gave me years ago. Wife hates it for some reason?

She likes the person that gave it to me though. It rusted through in a small spot on the bottom I'm just going to solder a penny over the hole,

Apr 3, 2021 - 12:46:54 PM

3373 posts since 4/22/2018

Aye, that’s a good bucket right there. Also, every day is a school day - I never knew the correct term for the ‘handle’ is a bail!

Apr 3, 2021 - 1:10:29 PM

Owen

Canada

8396 posts since 6/5/2011

.... most of my buckets are the 5 gal./20 l poly ones, or a few 2.5 gal size picked up from the roadsides.  I think there's at least one galvanized [ash can??] one somewhere.   

Fwiw, the [empty] tin 5 gallon ones can't be beat for wickets (?) for "tin can cricket."  yes

Apr 3, 2021 - 2:37:52 PM

Brian T

Canada

18065 posts since 6/5/2008

I try to buy a few 5 gal(?) buckets each time that I'm in the city. Cruise by a few deli places for old pickle and olive buckets. Cut away huge rectangles of the sides and hot glue in panels of window screen. Upside down, sitting on the lids, great insect cages for kids.

Nothing here is old. Can't remember the last time I saw a metal bucket. We had one when I was a kid. Can you still buy galvanized buckets new?

Apr 3, 2021 - 3:24:08 PM
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mander

USA

4595 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

I have BAS. Bucket Acquisition Syndrome. Old and new in many sizes. If they leak I either seal the leak with liquid Flex , or drill more holes in the bottom to use as a planter.
The bucket in the pics is my best bucket. I don't know who made it or when or for what.
It has very thick metal walls, heavy rolled rim, heavy bail, riveted bail brackets, and braced base. Brad


I am glad you have a spouse who understands your bucket needs. My hubby couldn't stand my buckets and would routinely gather them up and haul them away. I was forever having to start over.

Apr 3, 2021 - 5:03:12 PM
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figmo59

USA

33166 posts since 3/5/2008
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Just dun't..kick it... :0/

Apr 3, 2021 - 9:02:49 PM
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Bart Veerman

Canada

4921 posts since 1/5/2005

I thought you were talking KFC, never mind wink

Apr 4, 2021 - 5:38:14 AM
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rinemb

USA

13273 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

I try to buy a few 5 gal(?) buckets each time that I'm in the city. Cruise by a few deli places for old pickle and olive buckets. Cut away huge rectangles of the sides and hot glue in panels of window screen. Upside down, sitting on the lids, great insect cages for kids.

Nothing here is old. Can't remember the last time I saw a metal bucket. We had one when I was a kid. Can you still buy galvanized buckets new?


Yes, google "Behrens" buckets, click images.  They make every size and shape imaginable.  Including giant stock watering tanks.  I have quite a few Behrens pails and buckets and tubs.  Brad

Apr 4, 2021 - 7:03:54 AM
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6638 posts since 9/5/2006

i have the old water bucket that was used in my great grandfathers well.. very heavy galvanized thing. built like a tank. probably 85 years old or more. pop said it was the same one he remembered as a child.. that was in the 30s

Apr 4, 2021 - 7:10:51 AM
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rinemb

USA

13273 posts since 5/24/2005

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i have the old water bucket that was used in my great grandfathers well.. very heavy galvanized thing. built like a tank. probably 85 years old or more. pop said it was the same one he remembered as a child.. that was in the 30s


That is so cool.   Brad

Apr 4, 2021 - 7:14:36 AM
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rinemb

USA

13273 posts since 5/24/2005

My wife collected up some old galvanized watering buckets with spouts. They became quite collectable. Trouble was, when I left water in a couple of them, then at first hard freeze , it knocked the bottoms out of them. Wife was p.o.'d for sure.
So don't leave water in your buckets!

Apr 4, 2021 - 8:28:06 AM

Owen

Canada

8396 posts since 6/5/2011

Something akin to this was our family's "good" bucket.... up until "indoor plumbing" arrived at our house in the early 60s.    At the other end, we had a "water pail" [with a dipper that everybody used] sitting on a kitchen cupboard.   [I think that "everybody" was only family.... visitors got a "tumbler" as an intermediate step between common dipper and consumer]. 

 

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Apr 4, 2021 - 8:31:58 AM
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6638 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb
quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

i have the old water bucket that was used in my great grandfathers well.. very heavy galvanized thing. built like a tank. probably 85 years old or more. pop said it was the same one he remembered as a child.. that was in the 30s


That is so cool.   Brad


by the time i came along,, the bucket sat under the well cover  on top of the flip open doors... they would still get water out of it sometimes for fun ,, but they had running water in the old house by then.  and had even converted a closet into a indoor bathroom.   my grannys house down the road still used the outhouse out back .....  she had a porta potty for winter time ,,pop tried several times to get her to let him put in a indoor toilet but she wanted nothing to do with that. she kept a chamber pot beside her bad at night covered with a piece of plywood ,,just in case.   we bought her a electric stove and wired it in beside her woodstove in the kitchen.. the only time she would use it was when we would come over on sundays.... very old school she was. 

Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 04/04/2021 08:34:53

Apr 4, 2021 - 11:05:38 PM

525 posts since 10/4/2018

There's a hole in the bucket dear Liza dear Liza...

Apr 5, 2021 - 1:48:36 AM

QldPicker

Australia

311 posts since 4/17/2020

Then fix it dear Henry!

Apr 6, 2021 - 7:22:08 AM
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57187 posts since 12/14/2005

Now imagine that the Hole in the Bucket Song is  being sung by Henry Higgins and Liza Doolittle!

Apr 6, 2021 - 10:38:27 AM

4136 posts since 10/18/2007

We have those standard paint/pickle plastic buckets scattered all over our little patch of land. They work just fine for the first 15 or 20 years but then the plastic gets brittle and cracks. Too bad they don't last because they are very handy.

Apr 7, 2021 - 5:19:05 AM
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wizofos

USA

5940 posts since 8/19/2012

I have several 5 gallon buckets that I use for tools when am working on a project away from the shop. I do have one with a canvas bucket boss with 'general projects' but if I have a plumbing job I fill a bucket with wrenches and plumbing tools, same for electrical tools, mason tools, etc..... I do have one with a snap on swivel seat that is the right height for working on things down close to the floor or putting on boots.

Apr 8, 2021 - 8:15:08 AM
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Ron C

USA

1436 posts since 3/17/2004

I like big buckets. I mean BIG BUCKETS!

Apr 8, 2021 - 8:28:06 AM
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Owen

Canada

8396 posts since 6/5/2011

.... and some of the in-between sized ones aren't too, too bad:

1923 Ford T-Bucket for sale | Hotrodhotline

Apr 8, 2021 - 8:37:04 AM
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rinemb

USA

13273 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

.... and some of the in-between sized ones aren't too, too bad:

1923 Ford T-Bucket for sale | Hotrodhotline


I don't have room for Ron's bucket in my garage, but I would like to have the rod in there, for sure.  Brad

Apr 8, 2021 - 1:42:36 PM

6638 posts since 9/5/2006

found another one today i had forgot about.. i went for a walk just to get out of the house for a bit and walked to the back edge of the property into the woods... i was looking around and saw this bucket next to a tree,,, i went over and then i remembered... about 30 years ago i was deer hunting from a blind i built and took that old bucket with me to sit on... its galvanized but its in bad shape now...but its was old then.....

Apr 8, 2021 - 2:11:42 PM
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heavy5

USA

1646 posts since 11/3/2016

Owned this T Bucket for awhile which had been sitting garaged for many yrs . Once I got it running & cleaned up it was a blast to drive except it was unreachable for my wife to board w/ no doors but an incredibly good investment for what I paid for it .
Straight pipes w/ a wild cam , it sure was a head turner .


Edited by - heavy5 on 04/08/2021 14:14:52

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