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Are buckets available in wholesale and bulk quantities?

All of our galvanized buckets are available in single, case pack, wholesale and pallet quantities.
Call our friendly customer service in Virginia for information and pricing on wholesale and pallet quantities.

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Why do you offer label and no label buckets?

Some of our galvanized buckets are sold in two styles, "Labeled" and "No Label". The Labeled buckets will ship with the manufacture's label on one side of the bucket. The location and size of the label may vary. The "No Label" buckets have had the label removed by us prior to shipment. "No Label" buckets are slightly higher in price to cover our cost of removing the label. To remove a label without leaving any sticky residue use a hairdryer to warm it up and gently remove.

What size are the blue beverage bottles shown in each bucket?

Two size bottles were selected to illustrate bucket size. The smaller blue bottle (12.7 ounces) demonstrates a regular size beverage. A can of soda or a glass bottle of pop or beer are examples of this standard 12.7 ounce size. The larger blue bottle (26 ounces) represents a standard wine bottle. The number of beverages each bucket or tub hold are careful estimates to help you select the beverage tub size you need.

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Determining galvanized tub drink bottle capacity.

Tub beverage capacity is the maximum amount of standing bottles (flat on the tub's bottom). With peanuts or ice (and placing the drinks more randomly) you'll have room for more than the number of "standing bottles," especially in the larger sizes. Use beverage holding capacities as baseline numbers to make a reasonable choice on what size and how many beverage tubs you will need.

Are these tubs watertight?

Three types of water-holding ability are available in our tubs and buckets. The use the symbol key provided in the cart below to see the water-holding capacity of large our buckets and tubs.

  • Hot-dipped galvanized and electro-galvanized buckets and tubs are made with a durable watertight seal and are corrosion resistant.
  • Powder-coat-painted color buckets and tubs generally hold water but additional sealing with clear calk is recommended for a lasting water-tight seal.
  • Buckets with an optional plastic liner are not watertight and will corrode over time when exposed to water and corrosive conditions.

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(13) National Environment Protection Council. 2010. Guideline on Soil Quality Guidelines for Arsenic, Chromium (III), Copper, DDT, Lead, Naphthalene, Nickel & Zinc. Schedule B5c. National Environment Protection Council, Adelaide, Australia.



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