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Title: "The Bucket Guy" (buckets, mylar, absorbers, propane, batteries)
Post by: calamityjane on June 12, 2009, 11:49:02 AM
Bumped into this through Craigslist, just passing along the info. 

http://thebucketguy.homestead.com/index.html

THE BUCKET GUY

Storage Buckets for only $2 each.

Snap-on Lids included.

(http://thebucketguy.homestead.com/files/QuickSiteImages/Bucket_1.JPG)



These Buckets are great for: 



Food Storage

Garage Storage Solutions

Automotive Parts/Supplies

Tools/Yard Work

Pet Food/Supplies

Garden Buckets (perfect for Tomatoes)

Clothes Storage

Games/Toys

Arts & Crafts

Crafting Supplies

Business Inventories



These Buckets are:



4 Gallon Square Buckets

10 inches x 10 inches x 13.3 inches

Stack great - empty or full

Have been used once by a local food produce company - the buckets held frozen cherries. They have never held chemicals

nor been near chemicals.

They rinse them after they use them,

but they store them and so they

will need to be washed.

They are safe for food storage

and other types of uses.

The buckets do not come with handles.

I do have brand new buckets that do come with handles, but those are $4.25 each.



If you are using these buckets for Food Storage, realize the lids that are included are 'Snap-on' plastic lids, and not rubber gasket flip-top sealing lids. We also have the rubber lids but those are brand NEW and $2 each. So a used bucket with a new lid is $4.00 which is still a great price when used for Food Storage.

(http://thebucketguy.homestead.com/files/QuickSiteImages/Bucket_Garden_2.JPG)

(http://thebucketguy.homestead.com/files/QuickSiteImages/Bucket__-_New_Lid_1.JPG)

(http://thebucketguy.homestead.com/files/QuickSiteImages/Mylar_Bag_with_Gusset_Bottom_and_Ziplock_Top.jpg)

(http://thebucketguy.homestead.com/files/QuickSiteImages/Oxygen_Absorber_2.gif)

(http://thebucketguy.homestead.com/files/QuickSiteImages/Batteries.jpg)

If you want 5 gallon Square, 5 gallon Round or 6 gallon Round buckets, please email me for quotes. These buckets are all brand new.



Have Questions?

thebucketguy@gmail.com

Call Mark at 801-420-1900
Title: Re: "The Bucket Guy" (buckets, mylar, absorbers, propane, batteries)
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on July 30, 2009, 09:38:31 AM
I've recently ordered ziplock mylar bags & oxygen absorbers from thebucketguy.  His customer service has been great.  My only concern at this point is the thickness of the bags, because I forgot to ask how many mils they were. :-[

I'll do a review of the mylar bags when I get them.
Title: Re: "The Bucket Guy" (buckets, mylar, absorbers, propane, batteries)
Post by: archer on July 30, 2009, 02:49:28 PM
I've recently ordered ziplock mylar bags & oxygen absorbers from thebucketguy.  His customer service has been great.  My only concern at this point is the thickness of the bags, because I forgot to ask how many mils they were. :-[

I'll do a review of the mylar bags when I get them.
Good job DEV, I've been considering buying some stuff from them also. Please let us know.
Title: Re: "The Bucket Guy" (buckets, mylar, absorbers, propane, batteries)
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on August 01, 2009, 05:04:40 PM
Received my order from the bucket guy.

I ordered 50 gusset bottomed ziploc bags & 50 1500cc oxygen absorbers.  The service was excellent, he was very patient with my goofy questions.  Once I'd made up my mind it took about 4 days to receive my order.

Here's what I got.

The gusset allows them to stand on their own. 
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/OzarkRamblr/Various%20Pics/TSP%20Stuff/IMG_7893.jpg)

50 o2 absorbers vacuum packed in their own bag.
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/OzarkRamblr/Various%20Pics/TSP%20Stuff/IMG_7894.jpg)

The ziploc mechanism seems well made & appears to be attached very well.
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/OzarkRamblr/Various%20Pics/TSP%20Stuff/IMG_7895.jpg)

Bottom of the bag.
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/OzarkRamblr/Various%20Pics/TSP%20Stuff/IMG_7896.jpg)

I still don't know how many mils these bags are, but they feel very heavy duty & whatever fears I may have had about them were unfounded.  Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase.  It looks as if these will fit 2 or 3 per 5 gallon bucket...I don't currently have an empty bucket to try them in.  I'll be visiting Home Depot to remedy that sometime this week. ;)

I'd say buy from The Bucket Guy with confidence. ;D
Title: Re: "The Bucket Guy" (buckets, mylar, absorbers, propane, batteries)
Post by: Pathfinder on August 01, 2009, 05:16:25 PM
I don't currently have an empty bucket to try them in.  I'll be visiting Home Depot to remedy that sometime this week. ;)

Again, why take a chance with non-food grade buckets. Hit a local grocery store with a bakery and see if they have any to give away, or sell. The most I ever pay for any size is $1 from WW, they are free from one of the local groceries.
Title: Re: "The Bucket Guy" (buckets, mylar, absorbers, propane, batteries)
Post by: Pukwudji on August 25, 2009, 07:19:27 PM
Not buckets, but...
http://www.thebarrelguy.com/ (http://www.thebarrelguy.com/)

I wish I had the cash for a few of those whiskey barrels.  Bet that would make great mead.

-Brian
Title: Re: "The Bucket Guy" (buckets, mylar, absorbers, propane, batteries)
Post by: CdnGuy on September 05, 2009, 10:26:34 PM
Used to be that you could buy used oak barrels from distillers or wine makers. If you got the whiskey ones, you could fill them with water, let them sit for a good while and get cheap whiskey out of them. We used to call it swish. It wasn't the best but it did the job. I wouldn't recommend it for wine though.
Title: Re: "The Bucket Guy" (buckets, mylar, absorbers, propane, batteries)
Post by: Pukwudji on September 05, 2009, 11:04:39 PM
The problem is with the growing popularity of home brewing and even commercial brewers/vintners looking to save money there is now a market for used barrels.  They clean them and scrap a few mm off the inside of the barrel and reuse them.  Also, it is common practice for distillers to use used wine and sherry barrels to give more depth of flavor to their whiskeys.  I'm getting into mead making myself and would think being able to oak age would do wonderful things to mead, but they are crazy expensive for the low budget brewer.  They seem to run about $200 if you have to ship.  About 60% of that price is shipping so I might try some of the local wineries and see if I can get some locally and maybe only pay $50-70.  If anyone in Oregon has a source, let me know.

Brian
Title: Re: "The Bucket Guy" (buckets, mylar, absorbers, propane, batteries)
Post by: otowner98 on October 02, 2009, 09:01:35 PM
I've tried ordering from "The Bucket Guy" 3 times in the last two weeks, with absolutely no luck.  The number on his website goes straight to VM - and calls are never returned.  I found a mirror site with another number, and a lady has answered and promised to "check stock" and get back to me.  Never gotten a call.  Has anyone else had problems with placing an order?