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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by MPMalloy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:07 pm

teotwaki wrote:
MPMalloy wrote:
teotwaki wrote:
MPMalloy wrote:Thanks.
I think i will take my cap and spigot with me to Ace Hardware and check for fit :v:
I need to do the same, then fill them. I like to re-use 2-liter bottles. Their easier for me to carry. I found three carriers for 2-liters so far. They stack fairly well, up to a point.
Just went to Home Depot and I purchased a 6 pack of #217 O-rings (Partsmaster Pro) 1 1/16" ID and 7/8" ID and it works well.

In the new cap that I bought is a main gasket and it seemed to weep a little. Pulled it out and instead of it being flat it was a little cone shaped. I put it back in so that it presented the narrower part towards the water can's mouth and tightened it down, No leaks now.
What did they run?

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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by teotwaki » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:54 pm

MPMalloy wrote:
teotwaki wrote:Just went to Home Depot and I purchased a 6 pack of #217 O-rings (Partsmaster Pro) 1 1/16" ID and 7/8" ID and it works well.

In the new cap that I bought is a main gasket and it seemed to weep a little. Pulled it out and instead of it being flat it was a little cone shaped. I put it back in so that it presented the narrower part towards the water can's mouth and tightened it down, No leaks now.
What did they run?
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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by flybynight » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:19 pm

MPMalloy wrote:
teotwaki wrote:
MPMalloy wrote:I need to do the same, then fill them. I like to re-use 2-liter bottles. Their easier for me to carry. I found three carriers for 2-liters so far. They stack fairly well, up to a point.

This sort of commercial carrier?

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...or a full coverage one?

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Commercial carriers. I didn't know that there were full coverage ones.

I must upgrade. :mrgreen:
If you are reusing 2lt. soda bottles ,use the full coverage cases. The short ones are designed for bottles filled with carbonated product and the water filled from tap bottles will bend under weight and cause your stack to tip over.
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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by MPMalloy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:35 pm

flybynight wrote:
MPMalloy wrote:
teotwaki wrote:
MPMalloy wrote:I need to do the same, then fill them. I like to re-use 2-liter bottles. Their easier for me to carry. I found three carriers for 2-liters so far. They stack fairly well, up to a point.

This sort of commercial carrier?

Image

...or a full coverage one?

Image
Commercial carriers. I didn't know that there were full coverage ones.

I must upgrade. :mrgreen:
If you are reusing 2lt. soda bottles ,use the full coverage cases. The short ones are designed for bottles filled with carbonated product and the water filled from tap bottles will bend under weight and cause your stack to tip over.
Where do you get them? It's butt-rape-ville on fleabay.

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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by flybynight » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:51 pm

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This sort of commercial carrier?

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...or a full coverage one?

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Commercial carriers. I didn't know that there were full coverage ones.

I must upgrade. :mrgreen:[/quote]
If you are reusing 2lt. soda bottles ,use the full coverage cases. The short ones are designed for bottles filled with carbonated product and the water filled from tap bottles will bend under weight and cause your stack to tip over.[/quote]
Where do you get them? It's butt-rape-ville on fleabay.[/quote]

I don't believe any of the major soda companies still use the tall ones ( I could be wrong. It's been 11 years since I left the business ) . They take too much space when empty and cover the bottle when displayed for sale. You could contact some soda company distribution centers and ask. They might have a pile sitting somewhere on the lot Otherwise maybe smaller pop companies or flea mkts, craigslist, local auction.....
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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by DJPrepper » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:49 pm

Costco in Canada is having a good deal on water bricks.

6 for CAD139.99

https://www.costco.ca/.product.100302223.html

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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by MPMalloy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:33 pm

From Amazon: S-Crate
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Basically an over-sized mike crate. It is, however, tall enough to stand 9 2-liters inside, & still be able to stack. I will be using these for my food & water to go into my BOV. $27.00 shipped. Shipping takes a little while.

I also found some rectangular ones on BezosLand.com (regular height). :clownshoes:

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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by redcabeca » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:54 am

Am I insane for just storing cases of bottled water instead of big drums or cans? I kept looking at 55 gal drums and water bricks, but they seem like a waste of money. I am trying to buy an extra case per week until I have at least a few dozen.

Pros:
-cheaper per gallon than large containers
-easy to ration out for daily use
-easy to share small amounts with neighbors or whoever
-sealed and not likely to get contaminated.
-easy to load in car and generally shuttle around
-encourages water conservation when using for hygiene or washing pots

I rotate about a case a week as fodder for my sword, machete, and knife cutting practice, so the cost of replacing them is also a hobby expenditure. $3-4 per week isn't bad for an hour of fun.

Any reason why I can't just store equivalent amounts of bottled water instead of drums?

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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by woodsghost » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:45 pm

redcabeca wrote:Am I insane for just storing cases of bottled water instead of big drums or cans? I kept looking at 55 gal drums and water bricks, but they seem like a waste of money. I am trying to buy an extra case per week until I have at least a few dozen.

Pros:
-cheaper per gallon than large containers
-easy to ration out for daily use
-easy to share small amounts with neighbors or whoever
-sealed and not likely to get contaminated.
-easy to load in car and generally shuttle around
-encourages water conservation when using for hygiene or washing pots

I rotate about a case a week as fodder for my sword, machete, and knife cutting practice, so the cost of replacing them is also a hobby expenditure. $3-4 per week isn't bad for an hour of fun.

Any reason why I can't just store equivalent amounts of bottled water instead of drums?

I think you have some terrific points, and there is a reason many store those bottles of water. I think though that it is cheaper per gallon to buy the big barrels.

$100 for 55 gal = $1.81 per gallon, which is a single, one time cost. Then your tap water goes in there and that is, what, $.05-$.10 per gallon? $1.90 per gallon is not bad, and you just spend $2.25-$5.50 to replace all 55 gallons once a year. The barrel is a much better cost.

Plus the barrel is more durable. And for those who care, the barrel is more environmentally friendly with a one time purchase of plastic rather than multiple purchases and potentially hundreds or thousands of bottles trashed a year. But some are less concerned about those bottles, and that is fine. Further, some will recycle those bottles, and that is good.

A barrel will store your water more compactly. The bottles have a lot of wasted space. Cubes in particular will store water with less wasted space.

Otherwise, I think your list is accurate.

Pros:
-easy to ration out for daily use
-easy to share small amounts with neighbors or whoever
-sealed and not likely to get contaminated.
-easy to load in car and generally shuttle around
-encourages water conservation when using for hygiene or washing pots

There are some costs to storing bottled water. But everyone gets to make their choice.

I store bottled water, but I'm going to save up for a barrel. Probably a 30 gal since I"m in an apartment and my wife has to live with anything I purchase. So there are some limits to what I can get.
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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by redcabeca » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:40 pm

Good points. Where I live, I can get bottled water for less than $1.90/gal, but a drum is a one time expenditure. It costs far less to do an annual rotation with a 55 gal than to buy more bottles. However, I already use bottles as part of my normal routine.

They are far less space efficient, but much more apartment friendly.

I will probably look into getting a barrel in the future, but not before getting at least 20-30 cases of bottles.

I also prefer using 16.9 oz bottles of water for hiking. I've tried larger bottles and hydration bladders, but nothing seems to beat a bunch of aquafina bottles. I keep their weight distributed in my bag and one bottle at a time accessible in a pouch on my chest or slung over a shoulder. My water filter screws to the top of them.

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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by Vallyn » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:07 pm

I finally got around to getting a food-grade hose and filled up a couple boxes of water that I've had read to go but unfilled. Got these a few years back.

Initial impressions: The tape for the boxes is BS, but I think if I wrap them up with some good packing tape, they should hold up pretty well. I'm not sure how deep I can stack them, but it should be possible to do a few layers. I like the mylar in a box concept for keeping the water in the dark to inhibit algae growth.

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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by Phibie02 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:40 am

moab wrote:
Black November wrote:They are not cheap, but these are the ones to get. They are much more durable then the Wally world cheap ones. They are drop rated, and will expand contract in freezing temperatures.
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http://www.lexingtoncontainercompany.co ... -Cans.html
Everyone should look at that website. Some great prices on all sorts of containers up to 55 gallon drums.
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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by MPMalloy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:53 am

Black November wrote:They are not cheap, but these are the ones to get. They are much more durable then the Wally world cheap ones. They are drop rated, and will expand contract in freezing temperatures.
http://www.lexingtoncontainercompany.co ... -Cans.html
These are the ones that we had when I was in the Army. Expensive, but worth the money.

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Re: Best deal on water containers?

Post by Stercutus » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:56 pm

MPMalloy wrote:
Black November wrote:They are not cheap, but these are the ones to get. They are much more durable then the Wally world cheap ones. They are drop rated, and will expand contract in freezing temperatures.
http://www.lexingtoncontainercompany.co ... -Cans.html
These are the ones that we had when I was in the Army. Expensive, but worth the money.
Ok, those half sized cans... if only... I just remember carrying hundreds of water cans up hill in the snow during a particularly long FTX in Germany. I'd have made more trips sure but my arms would not still remember it nearly 30 years later.
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