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Old 04-28-2008, 12:42 AM   #1
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I was looking at the pet food containers as possible storage for buying bulk grain. I saw the price and saw how they were really just a plastic container with a gasket around the lid and decided I could make it for cheaper. I bought 2 70 qt containers from Target for $25 and a roll of vinyl sealing foam from Home Depot for $2.

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Running the seal around the inside the lid
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One roll did both containers
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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First bag of grain. 50 lbs Great Western Pale Ale Malt
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The entire bag in one container
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:47 AM   #3
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Well done. I have been thinking of the same thing for about a week now.

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:49 AM   #4
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They wanted like $25 bucks for one that held only half the amount. I took a look at the lid and decided I could do better.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:51 AM   #5
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Great Idea. One question: Can you stack them when full?

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Old 04-28-2008, 12:52 AM   #6
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They are stackable.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:05 PM   #7
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They are stackable.
Are they stackable with 55# of grain in them though...the tops don't look like they could support that much weight.

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:15 PM   #8
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What is the vinyl sealing foam for ?

 
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:18 PM   #9
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Wow, that beats my giant collection of 5 gallon buckets.... I might have to add this one to the to-do list.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:18 PM   #10
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I can't put a whole bag in one, but here's what I'm doing.
I get the 5 gal Homer buckets at HD for about $3 apiece and add a gamma lid for about $9. It's totally stackable, versatile, and easier to move around in smaller bites. These are the same lids as found on the aforementioned expensive pet Food bins (Vittles vaults).
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