I imagine a 5 gallon bucket with soil and water weighs quite a bit. Thinking of using a ladder. Any suggestions?
Question by javoynovich | last reply
Does anyone know if there are any groups are sites that promote/share ideas for reusing Kitty Litter Buckets? Maybe it's because we have four cats, but I find new uses for those things Buckets all the time! I'd like to see some more varied ideas and uses... and I had a hard time finding any 'inspiration' when I came up with the idea to use them for shelving. Keep sharing those ideas to reuse!! Peace, Love and Joy Funcky
Topic by funcky | last reply
Hi folks, I believe I saw it suggested elsewhere, and forgive me if it already happened and I managed to miss it entirely, but: how about a "bucket" contest? There are so many projects out there already and countless more still locked up in our collective brains, it would be nice to see all of that gray matter on display. In buckets. This has taken over my own brain recently because I'm knee-deep in a couple of buckularish projects right now (and will of course be instructable-ising them regardless), but there's nothing like a contest to kick everybody's creativity up a notch. The 5-gallon bucket in particular is such a ubiquitous and versatile creature, free or cheap, available in food-safe or full of toxic chemicals... how about a community-wide renewal of our devotion to the noble bucket! Many thanks, Mike Buckethead
Topic by mikecraghead
Hi all , I need some help with an Instructable . I have a very slow stream of water near my house I want to use for irrigating my garden (~10liters / hour) and I want it to fill a container (bucket) and flip over to another container when it gets filled . The bottom bucket will connect to my droping irrigation hose. If I connect it directly only some plants get water all the time . I need it to build up and then water them all periodically . I hope I explained myself well . they have this kind of mechanism in water parks .. How do I design the flipping bucket ? where do i put the hinges ? Thanks.
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I have found bucket covers but they are for round buckets. Does anyone have a nice cover for the cat littler buckets?
If a retail store's 5-, 6-, 7-gallon plastic buckets are made from HDPE (high density polyethylene), will they be safe for storing flour, sugar, honey, etc., and for growing vegetables such as tomatoes? Or, would buckets made from other kinds of plastics such as PET, PETE, or PP be safer for food storage? While shopping on the Internet, manufacturers' literature's for HDPE buckets say the items "meets FDA requirements." What exactly are the FDA's requirements with regards to HDPE-made buckets? I have asked a manufacturer, and searched the FDA's Web site http://www.fda.gov/default.htm for an explanation without success.
With the upside down tomatoes in bucket, does it need to be in full sun ? Wanted to hang buckets on porch, it would get the morning sun only.
Question by pattycake051160 | last reply
So im doing this for a chemistry project. My plan: to create a cannon with buckets and tubes with ping pong ball. I use dry ice and water to compress gas in the bucket and release the air through the valve. i realized that when i puff air into it and conceal it, (3 to 4 times) the bucket starts to deform.
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Ok so I need a bucket paper craft. I need it to have a handle. but i want it roundish and not square. Does anybody have ideas? Or even templates :D
Question by MasterHiku | last reply
Hi, first time brewing, ive got my apples cut them up and put htem in a bucket , i was then taken into hospital so the apples have been in the bucket for over a month with nothing added are they still ok to be used and if so wot should i do next ?
Question by ourwullie80 | last reply
Can I filter out the mineral oil? Could this be useful for anything, or should I just throw away this bucket of slop?
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Im trying to make the mario pipe fir my cat but am lost as to how to secure the rope inside suffiently enough so my cat can safely climb jump and attach himself to it
Question by lacybeck111
Here I am, revamping this topic with loads of new build ideas. What would you guys like to see? Note: The name of each picture is within the image notes. I also endeavored to put the name of the manufacturer in there for all of us "gun nuts." I have a feeling that this list will never stop growing... It hasn't yet. Enjoy! -The Red Book of Westmarch Updated as of: September 9, 2014
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Im in algebra 1 and need help on a word problem The scenario is a cinama sells 532 buckets of popcorn for 1489.50. A large bucket sells for 2.25 and a jumbo sells for 3.75. Questios: 1.write an equation to model the situation (slope intercept or something) 2.how many jumbo buckets were sold?
Topic by fretmelter | last reply
This looks relatively easy to make;A stream of water is split into two streams and falls through two bottomless cans into two buckets. The falling water creates opposite electrical charges in the buckets, and high voltage arcs jump between them periodically.
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I say one of these but I hit the wrong key and I can not find it I am new to the site. can you help?
Question by nikki1 | last reply
Hello, I'm in Mumbai, India. I spoke to a few people from the U.S. who do survival things and one had spent his life in long-term food storage. I wanted to this too. He explained me very clearly how to store food-grains long-term. What I was told is to get some big food-grade plastic buckets with air-tight lids and put the grains and a calculated amount of dry ice on top of the grains using newspaper. Then, put the lid on and after sometime, check if there is any expansion or change in the bucket and if the dry ice is evaporated. Then seal the lid tightly. But, my main problem is getting plastic sealed buckets here in India. I have tried a few malls, bakeries, shops and even online but can't find air-tight buckets or big containers larger than one liter capacity. I was able to find dry ice, though. Can anyone tell me an alternative to air-tight buckets that I can use? Much appreciated, Regards. RS
Question by rseni | last reply
Hi, Everyone. I am building a carnival game, and I need to know what kind of pump I need to pump water from a 5 gallon bucket into a balloon that is about 4 feet above the bottom of the bucket. The object of the game is to squirt water into a hole that has a pipe connected to it going into the bucket. The water than will get pumped up out of the bucket into a baloon that will end up popping from being overfilled, splashing water everywhere. I was thinking that some kind of submersible pump like this- along with a float switch to turn the pump on when some water goes in it, but I was not sure if this pump would have enough pressure to fill and pop a baloon. Thanks.
Question by Gadgets_and_Gear | last reply
Not too long ago, I saw a WONDERFUL RODENT "TRAP" from not too long ago.... It used a 5-gallon bucket with anti-freeze (coolant) at the bottom, and a ROD going through close to the to to of the bucket. A ROD ran through the two top holes, and a small "coke" bottle was hung OVER the bucket (how attached) and the bottle was 'GREASED' or baited with peanut butter, or other stuff RATS like. A stick (ramp) board led to the top of the bucket - turns out, the creature in question would go for bait, the center rod would spin, dumping him in the fatal coolant. Here in Florida, we have a screen porch that has entries and exits for our FRIENDLY critters (birds, squirrels) but I think this guy (BIG ONE) lives in our foliage. WE DON'T like him... Can you direct me to it? Thanks - Brian
Question by Tampaguy | last reply
I am making up prizes for our year-end function and it will be different liquor hampers, but I need to put it in something like a box. I don't just want to put it in a box and be boring, so any ideas? I was thinking of putting it in these buckets you can buy that looks like ice buckets, and then adding some sweets, with celophane wrapping.This is for Harley-Davidson riders.
Question by Isiscm | last reply
I saw the forum about plasmana's huge spider he found. so i have decided to post about my "pet" spider. he actually isnt my pet note the quotation marks he has just decided to live my bucket. i think he is a wolf spider but if I'm wrong please tell me.
Topic by Sun Gear | last reply
I love cars and I like to learn about cars and their features. I love classic cars and I think Inscrutable should make a contest where people get to re-do their rust buckets!
Topic by DIY9393 | last reply
Hi, I tried building a grass bioreactor out of a 5 gallon bucket. I filled the bucket all the way to the top with grass and filled it with some water, closed it up, and then I let it set for 3 days. I used a lighter to try to to burn the gas, but all I saw was the lighter burning as usual. I am trying to get a reasonable amount of flammable gas for boosting car mpg.
Question by jbaker22 | last reply
I am designing a bucket with a small LED sign on it, and I want the sign to light up when people successfully hit a target in the back of the bucket. Everything has to run on battery power, and the entire product has to be mounted on a pole (which will be held in hand). I have considered motion sensors (Parallax PIR) and some sort of laser trip-wire (as one would find on a garage door system), but I am not sure how to implement either. I have also looked into shock sensors, the kind used on some window and door security devices, however, I am not sure that the objects being thrown would be able to provide the shock needed (think toy cars, beaded necklaces and other small novelty toys). The sign will consist of up to 200 LEDS, and it would be nice to have it stay lit for a second or two before turning off again.
Question by finodea | last reply
Okay, so we've got critters in our attic...Probably Wolf Rats or something....I've tried using a large bucket with a board ramp. On top of the bucket I've got a towel laid across the top. For bait, I've used bread with peanut butter. My trap idea just doesn't seem to work.... The animals steal the bread without fallin' in ! They're smart .... Any other ideas? Thanks! :)
Question by Nikki213 | last reply
Okay, so we've got critters in our attic...Probably Wolf Rats or something....I've tried using a large bucket with a board ramp. On top of the bucket I've got a towel laid across the top. For bait, I've used bread with peanut butter. My trap idea just doesn't seem to work.... The animals steal the bread without fallin' in! They're smart.... Any other ideas? Thanks! :)
Topic by Nikki213 | last reply
The display will be used to represent weight (weight would be between 1 and 100 lbs) and will be used in a competition in which coins will be added into buckets setting on the scales or load cell platforms at varying rates. I will make two identical units and would like for the displays to remain active throughout the competition which should last less than 20 minutes. The purpose will be to represent which bucket has the most weight at any given moment and the accuracy only needs to be the same for each device. In other words, if the buckets were switched, the results would be repeatable (accurate within one LED (or perhaps a better light arrangement may be suggested)). Thank you
Question by benglish777 | last reply
Essentially I can't afford those big, deep propagators - and if I could I wouldn't pay the extortionate prices. I can get a deep bucket to house the hydroponics 'ible found on this site, but I can't find tall, clear propagator tops to protect/house the tender cuttings I want to take (basically of foodstuffs). If you can think of a Rubbermaid style storage box/bucket, I would ideally like to make a clear top about 12 inches high that also fits tightly against the Rubbermaid box. My thoughts initially are making a plexi-glass/perspex box top - any further thoughts would be very much appreciated. Thanks for stopping by.
Question by kevinhannan | last reply
Saul heard about this sweet idea at the G4G8 conference. It's perfect for an Instructable - hopefully someone is suitably inspired to do it.Take 40lb's of pennies. Drop them all (equivalent to tossing). Collect all those that were heads and put them back in the bucket. Drop them all again, again choose all those that land heads. Repeat until there is only one coin left. This is the luckiest coin in your bucket. Apparently, one guy got a coin that tossed 17 heads in a row...
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
This will show up in homebrewing but that's not exactly what I'm wanting to do. It's the only thing close to what I'm doing so that's the category it fell into. Sorry. I want to make a multi bottle filler to fill 12 - 2 oz to 6 oz bottles of skin moisturizer and or sun tan oils and lotions. I'm thinking something like a five gallon bucket with an air nipple to pressurize the bucket and force the liqud lotion down into the bottles through a tree with multiple filler tubes. I included a picture for something similar but it's got filler wands for beer and I don't think that will work with thicker lotions. If I saw a plan, that would be cool. I think I'm on the right track but haven't figured out how to seal the bucket and control the output of the lotion. Needs a cutoff valve that can be adjusted. Suggestions, comments or something similar or a completed DIY would be great.
Question by Ghostrider13 | last reply
I posted this idea on the makezine forums recently and got 1 answer but it seems I did not explain what I meant too well so I thought I would try here to see what you think. See the diagram at http://www.nelliott.co.uk/maker/water-wheel.jpg Would this produce more power than a conventional water wheel? My theory is as follows: In the case of a normal wheel each bucket/segment when full of water has the turning power equal to weight of water x length of horizontal line such as the yellow one in the diagram. That is it's weight exerts a force to turn the wheel according to it's horizontal distance from the centre of the wheel. If instead of the normal wheel the 3 blue circles represent 3 sprockets.There would be a whole series of buckets attached to the red lines ( which represent a chain ).Water would pour into the buckets as shown, so it would simply propel the buckets vertically down.The turning power of each one of these would be equal to to weight of water x radius of large wheel. So each would have the turning power of the best one such as the line from H to the center of the wheel. As far as I can see this would mean a large increase in torque over conventional which I hope would easily offset the losses due to the chain drive. What do you think?
Question by buteman | last reply
This is a clam shell bucket, from an old toy crane. I am taking this to a machine shop, welder, had having them make it 18 inches wide. It would be used only with rope, no block and tackle. Problem: As best I can surmise, about 1-10 percent of hand dug, round water wells used by around 4 billion people on the planet are full of silt, dirty, and old plastic jugs used to pull the water up from well. As the silt rises in the well, the wells slowly become too dirty, or the locals need to pull the water out in buckets, then allow the silt water to settle. It is way to expensive for people who earn 10 USD per day to pay people with pumps to drain the wells. I want to create a 1-2 man powered clamshell bucket system to clean these wells. What is the best way to make a method to clean a dug well? How much would the steel, rebar cost? Labor is 10 dollars per day in central American, South America, Africa etc. Thanks for help, I will take the finished bucket to Lome, Togo West Africa to test, and modify, iterate. Andy Lee Graham of HoboTraveler.com https://www.hobotraveler.com/blogger.html
Topic by hobotraveler | last reply
Greetings All, I have a largish single basin sink in my kitchen. I don't have a dishwasher, and I find that its easiest to do dishes with two basins - one for washing, the other for rinsing. I beleve this is also an efficient use of water and energy (to heat the water). Since I rent, I can't replace the sink itself, which is the most direct solution. I have tried using various tubs and buckets in the sink. To date I haven't found any that work well. Usually the geometry is all wrong. The bucket is either too small to be useful, or too big to fit in the sink. Or, the shape of the bucket or tub makes an awkward fit, and won't lie flat, etc etc. My dream solution would be to make a custom tub whose outer dimensions match exactly one half of the existing basin. Ideally out of pliable silicone. Is this feasible? THanks!
Topic by gionwhorphin | last reply
I'm thinking of making a hand crank ice cream maker using an old hand drill I had and mounting that on a plastic bucket that'll be my ice bucket, then using some copper pipe I have lying around and soldering a dasher with some oak scrapers for the side. The main hurdle I'm hitting is where to find a canister for the actual ice cream. I'm wondering if I could safely use galvanized ducting, I'm planning to make sherbet on this as well, so will the acids react with it at all or is there some other hazard I should know about using ducting for this?
Question by sugarworm | last reply
I really need help am so confused.I need step by step instructions on how to put a photo from my digital camera to a website.I want to sell something on craigslist and I need to know how to put a picture on the site.I put the photo I want to use on photo bucket but am so confused on how to transfer from photo bucket to craigslist.I need to know if thre is a simple way to put photos on websites from my computer.People do it all the time so someone please help.PS Also need to know how to downsize my photo to fit a website.
Question by Hclassic57 | last reply
i am trying to organize my knex, but I looked on the site, and there was 51 different kinds of pieces that i needed buckets for! help please.
Question by the poodleo | last reply
When we are forced to leave town in an emergency, we will grab our food supply, water, clothing, blankets, and valuables from our home. My bucket will have all the little things you could use in any survival situation such as being stuck on the interstate for days in winter or extreme heat that you wouldn't think about in your hurry to leave. Batteries corrode, liquids spill, food medicines become outdated, What great survival tools are there and how do you use them. I want to be the best prepared survivor on the interstate or stuck in the wilderness (with my car) until it blows over..
Question by ruthvan | last reply
Can i cut a hole in the side of my food processor bucket………. IF YOU KNOW RE CUTTING PLASTIC YOU WILL HELP ME LOTS essentually i use it for slicing a crap load of veges and ideally i would like to make a hole in side of the 3.4l plastic bucket/container so when its full i can slide my hand in and remove the carrot etc………. I DONT need to keep vege in there when cutting in fact if they came straight out the whole its benifit the blade/spinning/sharp thing is at the top near where u put in the vege so no risks of getting cut see image http://imageshack.com/a/img923/182/JNuvrh.png
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