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55 gallon barrels

Where can I purchase barrels for a floating dock that are priced reasonable?  I live in the country and don't have or know anyone to try to pick up barrels for free.  The prices are all over the place for plastic ones, so I thought someone who purchased them might give me a heads up where to purchase them. jdvallet@aol.com

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Cleaning a 55 Gallon Drum?

Hey, I'm looking to build a rain barrel, and found out that my local car wash is willing to give me a 55 gallon drum. The thing is, I don't know what kind of soap they use (I would have asked, but the guy was impossible to understand) or how to clean it out. If anybody has experience in this, that'd be great!

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555/551 timers 55* Same or Different?

Hello! I'm interested in knowing what timers are the same as the basic 555? Is a 551 the same thing? I am also looking for equavalent Timers that operate in the same way, and have almost identical pinout thanks!

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Where can I get the blue 55 gallon drums? Answered

Where can I get the blue 55 gallon drums, like the ones people use for rain barrels?

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205-55-16 Michelin Alpine snow tires 70%Thread $320 installed

205-55-16 Michelin Alpine snow tires 70%Thread $320 installed please call me 905-632-3500 ask for sharo please call me for other sizes of now that your looking for new or used more great deals at www.canadianusedtire.com

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Good place for Food-grade barrels?

Trying to do some of the rain barrel projects, but I don't know where I can find 55 gallon food-grade barrels without spending an arm and a leg to have them shipped.

Topic by Ryutso  


Crystals

For sale is some Fox Crystals (55.8MHZ) and a crystal assortment. Thanks for looking. 

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Where can I get 55 plastic drums?

I need to get several plastic 55 gallon drums for various projects. Does anyone know any good non-specific places to get them?(non specific i.e. schools, car washes, resturaunts, or national chain stores and the like)

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Is it possible to control an Emco pc turn 55 by arduino...

The Emco pc turn is machine wich has a proper software to control the lathe with a Sinumerik 810/820T control keyboard. This machine has two steppers motor BEGRER LAHR 564 and an automatic tool turret . His software may run only with operating systeme windows 98.Thanks for reply. annrich96

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where can i find 55 gallon steel drums? Answered

i need one for projects like a charcoal burner or just storage. but they cost about 60$ new. i always see them as trash cans in parks in such so i guess their cheap use, but where do you find them used?

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Converting a 55 gallons (200 liters) drum into an oven and grill

On the Chilean TV show Hagalo Usted Mismo (Do it yourself) it is showed how to make a combination of an oven and a grill using a 55 gallon (200 liters) steel drum. Although it is in Spanish, the video shows how to make it step by step. An important note mentioned in the video is that the drum must previously stored non toxic products.

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What projects can you use used 55 gal. steel drums for?

What can you do with a used 55 gal. steel drum besides crushing it and sending it to the recyclers?

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I have 55 volts, will a 56k Resistor be safe to light an LED?

Is this right? General LED needs to be lit, just wondering if this is the right value.

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Everytime i air up my tires they blow. Why?

Okay, when i air up my tires on my bike, the tire comes off the rim, the tube comes out and pops, even at 55-65 PSI exactly what they are supposed to be at. How do stop this? Please!! It is getting expensive!!

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where do i find free 55 gallon or more barrel here in toronto, canada?

Can you please give me suggestions where i can find a free 55 gallon or more barrel for rain water that i plan to collect? i'm currently located in toronto, canada. really appreciate any help i could get!

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100$ Shapeways credit for 55$ for a limited time ! save 45$ JUST FOR TWO DAYS!

I have 100$  credit for shapeways to sell for 55$ , because I need money for something different than printing in 3D ;) Send me PM message if you are interested in buying it. Here is an screen capture just to prove that i have it. Nobody was interested in this topic when it was in marketplace section so i post it here. TWO DAY SPECIAL OFFER !  55$ FOR 100$  3D PRINTING VOUCHER!  JUST TWO DAYS OF SPECIAL OFFER!

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My 55-gal. barrel has a polyacrylamide emulsion residue, can I remove it?

I want to use the barrel for composting and hope it can be removed, I have looked everywhere and talked to many people just trying to find a barrel to begin with.  There are no sources near me for the barrels so I am hoping someone can help me figure out how to remove the residue left in this barrel.

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best way to connect 3 55 gallon barrel together under ground.But can use the submercible pump 1 barrels & equal out ?

I need help on how to connect three 55 gallon barrels under ground that will allow them to equal out all at once and allow me to keep my 12v submercible pump in only one tank.And then itll all flow to that one tank as its draining.

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does anyone know a good source of barrels?

I am looking for some barrels to do some projects with, but i am not sure where to get them from, im looking for 55 gallon drums, any suggestions?

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Can a 30 gal steel drum barrel stove inside a 55 gal drum heat chamber be integrated into existing HVAC?

I want to make a wood burning stove in my basement using a 30 gal steel drum for the burn chamber. Now the interesting part: The 30 gal drum will be inside a 55 gal drum, which will be the heat chamber. Will I be able to use this setup to partially or fully heat the 2000 sq ft upstairs? I was thinking of using a below grade through the wall stovepipe kit with integrated cold air return hooked to the 30 gal barrel, and then attaching the 55 gal heat chamber into the existing HVAC ducting. I would create the burn chamber with one of the many barrel stove kits like those available from US Stove. Bonus question: if this is possible, can I double the fun with a tandem setup (side-by-side or stacked) connecting the outer 55 gal heat chambers with a duct?

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I need to remotely turn on and off 55 tvs in school classrooms. How can I build an IR system for this? Thanks, RM

I want to build a hardwired IR network in the school building to each of the tvs. What all components would be needed and how to assemble these components?

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How do I clean a 55 Gallon Plastic Drum that contained Industrial Grade Detergent?

I picked up three free 55 gallon plastic drums after seeing them posted on craigslist.  I was inspired by the compost tumbler and rain collection instructables, and I was looking to build my own.  However, the plastic drums contained an industrial grade detergent used in food and beverage processing facilities.  Two of the barrels were FiChlor Foam HD and the other contained Liqualin CC.  Do you think I could clean these out enough to make them safe for these projects?  Would the chemicals have leaked into the plastic? For rain collection, I was going to use the water for flushing my toilet, so it wouldn't be for watering a garden, and definitely not for drinking.  For the compost, would the chemicals remaining in the plastic leak into the compost?  And then would any plants exposed to that compost die? I really appreciate some feedback on this.  I've read most instructables on here that involve 55 gallon plastic drums, and the recommendation is to use Food Grade containers.  I'm just disappointed about the possibility of not being able to use the ones I picked up because they contained a detergent.  The containers are marked as "Corrosive" and "Do not reuse this container unless it is first professionally cleaned and reconditioned."  This is definitely a bad sign. :( Thanks guys, Eoin Here's some information I found from the manufacturer, Chemetall: Safety and Handling Precautions: Oakite FiChlor Foam HD is a highly alkaline chlorinated material containing sodium and potassium hydroxide. Direct contact causes irritation of eyes and skin. It is harmful if swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wear safety goggles, rubber gloves and other protective clothing when handling. Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid breathing vapors. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Do not take internally. Liqualin CC:  Heavy-duty, low foaming, non-silicated alkaline liquid for use in CIP systems or spray washing stainless steel processing equipment in beverage and food plants.

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mysql matching? Answered

I don't really know how to phrase the question. i'm making a Lotto game in PHP. i have numbers 1 - 100 grouped in lots of 10 (ie. 5-15-25-35-45-55-65-75-85-95) and i want to match them against the "house" numbers (ie. 7-15-22-35-49-55-65-75-85-99) then count how many matches in each group and put that into a column (matches) "USER" 5-15-25-35-45-55-65-75-85-95 vs "HOUSE" 7-15-22-35-49-55-65-75-85-99 = 6 matches. then i can count how many matches to determine "payout" i can do this in excel easily. SQL is harder to do.

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knex

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I have a 55 gal metal drum that I want to burn in. Does anyone know how to set this up?

I have a 55 gal metal drum that I want to burn in.  Does anyone know how to set this up?  I think I want to bury it a little so we don't have to stand up all the time.  Someone said to set on something in the ground for ventilation.  Everyone says something but I can't find anyone that just knows how.  Thanks for your help. I want to use the drum for outdoor fun.  Bon fire type of thing with an occasional marshmellow roasting. 

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Aluminum Cans

What can I do with 55 aluminum cans? I was thinking of makings something with then that my mom wouldn't throw out. Any ideas? Maybe a wallet? lol

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Why doesnt DS1307 work on my arduino?

I am trying hard to get a DS1307 clock chip to work with my arduino... and i've gotten nothing thus far... My setup: (for DS1307), VCC connected to +5v on arduino,  Clock pins connected to a 32.768khz crystal Battery pin connected to arduino 3.3v output, SDA and SCL pins pulled up with 1.8k resistors to +5v and then to respective A4 and A5 on arduino Arduino is connected to my macintosh via USB. The atmega 328 on it is plugged into an UNO board but the chip is running the Duemilanove bootloader. All I get when running Adafruits RTClib sketch is this: 2165/165/165 165:165:85 since midnight 1/1/1970 = 1402703185s = 16234d now + 7d + 30s: 2014/6/20 23:46:55 complete junk readings, and the same no matter what the heck I try. Any ideas guys? I must admit I got my chip from a low cost thailand company (taydaelectronics), but I've tried 2 clock chips and 3 crystals and get the same results....???

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how to make air pistol for target & rats ty.

Hi. im 55, im still learning i have plenty of time ty.

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rotating compost pricicng

How much do you think people would pay for a rotating composter made from a recycled 55 gallon drum and all recycled materials?

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I want to make Compost from a 55 gal plastic barrel that contained "Built Liquid Alkali", if washed will it be usable? Answered

 I recently acquired a couple of blue plastic 55 gallon barrels in the hopes of making my own rotating composter(s) and upon doing some reading via I-net found a lot of people saying "Only use food grade plastic barrels".  The barrels contained "Built Liquid Alkali", which is a silicated alkali builder designed for when combining with laundry detergent it makes for better soil removal and improves whiteness retention. Cautions read: Industrial use only, may cause burns, keep away from eyes mouth and skin. The first aid instructions are to use plenty of water to flush or wash affected area(s), leading me to believe that this is water soluble. I am hoping that possibly using OxyClean or some other suitable cleaner that I can make these barrels usable for what I need them for. If anyone has knowledge on this chemical and can provide some insight it would be most appreciated.

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Electric Hub Motor

I have 48V 6AH Battery and 350W Hub Motor with controller for Fat tyre CycleIm getting a speed of 40.Hence want to know to increase speed upto 55 or 60

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I am looking for a fade in/out useing a LED and 555 timer.?

Not sure what else i can say but I would like a scamatic of it..

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Fluid dynamics: can you connect 55-gal barrels in series to lawn sprinklers to circulate and keep emergency water fresh?

I saw several Instructables about how to use barrels to collect and store rain water.  It doesn't rain enough where I live for this to be practical -- however, I have five blue 55 gal barrels that I use to store water for emergencies. I would like to hook all these together with PVC and run my lawn sprinkler system through them, so that the water stays fresh and drinkable. As it stands, I have to store the water with bleach, and dump it all out every 6 months and start all over again. Big waste, and a bigger hassle. Often as not, I am sitting on 275 gallons of undrinkable swamp water at any one moment in time! -- My question concerns the physics surrounding the fluid dynamics. Is this workable -- running PVC between each barrel in series? -- or does that reduce the pressure to zilch at the end, so pressure wouldn't be high enough to water the lawn and garden? Would you have to put a bleeder valve in the top of each barrel so you could completely evacuate all the air? I really hope someone has actually done this, so I don't waste my time and money making something Mr. Wizard would just laugh at!

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Wine Barrel

Does anyone know anywhere i could go or look to purchase/obtain an empty (large) wine barrel, like the old fashioned looking wooden ones for cheap? i looked around but to buy a large one like 55 gallon is REALLY expensive

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Are these bills special?

I got 2 bills back in change today at Dunkin Donuts. Here are the serial numbers:22077552and22077551They are 1 digit away.Also, there are 3 doubles in each (22, 77, 55). Are these worth anything or are they special in any way? **PLEASE REPLY*

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composter question

Never composted before, but am going to get a 55 gal poly drum. I live in Phoenix, AZ. the thing will probably be in shade most of the time.  Will that get too hot for worms? How many holes should I make, how close to the bottom and how big? Thanks.

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Xbox live ... halo 3 UzUmAkI ClaN

Hey well for all of you Halo 3 anboys(or girls...hehe) i am making an halo 3 xbox live clan names the UZUMAKI CLAN! We only have 3 people in it so far but with your guyses help that could SKYROCKET! So for any halo3/ naruto fans who wish to join add me in your freinds list ill tell you what to do from there... here is my gamertag : HeLl x FiRe 55 and here is my bungie .net profile... :http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Halo3/Default.aspx?player=hell+x+fire+55&sg;=0 THX! P.S. here is the clan pic!

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can you use these drums for garden watering once it is clean??

I have a 55 gal metal drum with a lining that had motor oil in it.  I wanted to use it for watering the garden if it can be  cleaned. does anyone have any ideas?  Thks, mary ann

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How can I get over my fear of heights?

I need to climb my wind gen tower a couple times a year,(about 55 feet) my knees get wobbly after 25-30 feet. Then I cant let go to do any work.

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Thingamakit - Make a Kit Then Make Some Noise

Put together this kit and you'll be making all sorts of noises by turning knobs and playing with light! Looks like a fun kit to put together and at a cost of $55, $65 with an enclosure, it's another good entry point for soldering. Thingamakitvia Make blog

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Is there a way to search by key words? It seems that you have to scroll through every project.

I am trying to find project how-to's but don't want to scroll through 55 pages of halloween projects to find what I'm looking for.  Is there a search box somewhere I haven't found?

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How do I build a vertical barrel strawberry garden?

 I want to build a vertical strawberry garden using a plastic 55 gallon barrel.  How do I cut and shape the little oval holes in the side of the barrel?  I see these in photos but don't know how to get them to retain the shape.

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what is the c code for temperature indicator using lm35 pic18f uC for range o to 100 degree celcius?

I need a c code for temperature indicator using lm35 pic18f uC for range o to 100 degree Celsius..... As lm35 is for -55 to 150 degree Celsius.....how to configure or code it for 0 to 100 degree Celsius.......?

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How to permanantly darken a brass zipper?

I recently bought a coat, all black, but the zippers are a very bright brass. I'd like to darken them if I can, so they don't stand out as much. Any suggestions? Hopefully without staining or otherwise damaging the coat itself, which is a 55/45 cotton/polyester blend.

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