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mrtoofay 07-09-2008 12:42 AM

4 Gallon Cactrus bottles from Walmart
Today, as I was shopping in Walmart, I saw these 4 gallon bottles. They appears to be for the Cactrus water dispensing system. Upon inspecting the bottom of 1 bottle, it said 1 for the recycling code, as well as "PETE" printed next to it. So, I decided to buy 1 bottle and check it out.

The lid has some sort of valve system that helps with spills, but you can remove the entire lid just like any other 5 gallon bottles. The material seem to be a little thinner and more flexible then my 5 gallon water bottles (which by the way... is a 7!!!! ewww). The bottle opening, however, is excatly the same as my better bottle, accepts the same size stopper.

So.... figure $1/gallon for the water... the 4 gallon sized mini better bottle costs just $1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gonna start making Apfelwein on this bottle, and maybe pick up some more tomorrow!!!

Has anyone used this before?

Donasay 07-09-2008 01:50 AM

give it a shot and let us know. The 1 pete should be fine, good luck.

BigKahuna 07-09-2008 02:00 AM

Maaaaaannnnn Don't use that #7 for anything but Water...or you wont be able to post back.

mrtoofay 07-09-2008 02:08 AM

One of the reasons I HATE this forum.... now I feel weird drinking the water that comes out of it.......

toddrod 07-09-2008 03:20 AM

On a similar note, my local Lowes has a 3 gallon bottled water on sale right now for $3.52 and the bottle is marked #1 on the bottom. I picked up 5 so far. Same wide mouth as a Better bottle.

surfbrewer 07-09-2008 03:33 AM

What the hell does the #1 or #7 mean? Is this common knowledge or what.....?

Revvy 07-09-2008 03:48 AM


Originally Posted by surfbrewer (Post 744700)
What the hell does the #1 or #7 mean? Is this common knowledge or what.....?



1 and 2's are the best...7's make you grow manboobs...

McKBrew 07-09-2008 03:58 AM

So I can blame my man boobs and my pregnant looking belly on #7 bottles then? I thought my lack of exercise coupled with my beer and food consumption was the root cause, time for what might be called a frivolous lawsuit. I'm going to view it as a retirement plan. :D

surfbrewer 07-09-2008 03:58 AM

Thanks, I'll be sure to steer clear of the mamory enhancing plastics :0

menschmaschine 07-09-2008 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by Revvy (Post 744723)

Great reference. "Washing-up liquid", "cling film"... this must be from a British site.;) Although, "bottles for squash" has got me:confused:.

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