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    15 Gallon Barrels

    Working on a floating rig for my dredge, need 4 of the 15 gallon drums. Have had zero luck. Local dry cleaners, floor cleaners, craigslist, nada. Any ideas?

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    How about some marine grade flotation foam blocks ,and cut them to the size you need
    https://univfoam.com/floatation

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    Plastic barrels would be cheaper and last longer !

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    try your local car wash. I have gotten quite a few barrels from mine. 15, 30 and 50 gallon size.
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    Floaty Foam coated in plastic is spendy around here. Costs more than manufactured dredge floats. How did I not think of car washes. Going to check em out Monday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by akflyer View Post
    try your local car wash. I have gotten quite a few barrels from mine. 15, 30 and 50 gallon size.
    Also look in their trash cans for the plastic tube in the spray bottles to use in sucker bottles. I've found a LOT of them !
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    Marijuana farmers often get their fertilizers in 15 gallon barrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycof View Post
    Working on a floating rig for my dredge, need 4 of the 15 gallon drums. Have had zero luck. Local dry cleaners, floor cleaners, craigslist, nada. Any ideas?
    Go to a plumbing supply house like George T Sanders or Ferguson plumbing the use them for Poly Propylene glycol containers for boiler systems antifreeze.
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    Dry cleaners are me go to for these, second is car washes
    Paul

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    I saw a huge pile of them by a crop dusting business.
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    I have finally found somewhere that has them, but they are keeping them to build a dock.

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    https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...980700975.html
    and
    https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...977425820.html

    both the same place but may have others not listed, might be a good place to walk through...
    I've found them at building recycle places
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycof View Post
    Working on a floating rig for my dredge, need 4 of the 15 gallon drums. Have had zero luck. Local dry cleaners, floor cleaners, craigslist, nada. Any ideas?
    Got any Feed & Grain stores close? They always seem to have them for feed troughs etc. Call around any businesses doing food products they might have some they're throwing away.Feed store55 gal plastic $19 15 gal $11Sauce manufacturer55 gal FREE 15 gal FREE & they'll usually help put em in your trailer!Hint - 1 1/2 boxes of baking soda & filling the drum with water. kick drum up & down the driveway a couple times will get the pickle & hot sauce smell out.Hint 2- The bottoms off the 15 gal white ones make great molds for stepping stones. Just be ready for the neighbors with the "Can you make me some?" queries.
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    Lycof, why not use something like this......

    https://offerup.com/item/detail/730577644/
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