Water Jugs

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  1. yellojello

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    Personally I prefer the regular white ones; have a 7G just like that and the two extra gallon made me decide to put it away; heavy thing...
     
  3. 99sf

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    Like Mario, I decided the blue 7 gallon was too heavy, after filling it completely with RO water and lifting it... almost like those huge buckets of Salinity salt! I ended up getting the green 6 gallon vertical rectangular water containers that fit well in the car & hide next to my nano stand at the office.
     
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    i like theses stackable 5 gallon jugs and best of all they are made of high density polyethylene! only problem is that shipping and handling can get pricey:(
    Stackable Containers
     
  5. GreshamH

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    YOU can get those locally for like $12 (Blue Life is the brand... sold at LFS)
     
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    They are $7 at walmart
     
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    Not the same ones though, the ones Dan linked to are stackable, the Blue Life ones are not.
     
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    I've been using the Blue Life ones forever. They are some heavy sunvumwiches when filled up at just 5 gallons... I wouldn't want to use 7 gallon containers. I think I have about 20 of the blue life containers. I only ever use 4-6 of them. PM me if you need some and I can probably let some go.
     
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    I have two of those I use to fill up with water for when I go camping. They're not bad... I've had them crack on me before though and I've had to replace them.

    I've had my blue life's for about 7-8 years now if I recall correctly. Never had one crack or leak before.
     
  10. yellojello

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    Good Info. yea, the 7 gallons are quite heavy. i'm happy and lucky with my RODI unit filling my big brute.
     
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    Score! way better then blue life jugs ;)
     
  12. GDawson

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    I just bought those at Walmart yesterday. Check them as the ones I purchased were 5 gal with spout but same priceā€¦.$9.35? Also be careful at check out. The register automatically adds the water as a line item with the jug. You have to ask the checker to reverse the water charge.

    -Gregory
     
  13. tuberider

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    I have a half dozen ready to recycle that I've ripped the tops off lifting them up, the BL jugs last about 4-5 years before they get brittle and break, I had one go in a customers house....


    Also, regarding them being heavy, man up!
     
  14. zambavi

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    LOL... I think you put a whole lot more wear and tear on your BL jugs then I do. :) I've had mine for at least 7 years and they are as supple as the day I bought them... ;)

    Heck carrying two 5 gallon jugs is around 90-100 pounds right? especially if it's filled to the very top. Carrying two 7 gallon jugs... that's got to be in the 120-140 range depending on how full you make them. My little arms can only take so much... ;) Your jug lifting skills are fearsome!
     
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    I just love hauling them up and down stairs, yipiee!!!!
     
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    What are you filling them with? It's not that heavy.
     
  17. GreshamH

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    IIRC isn't it like 8.8 pounds per gallon of 35ppt saline water? 44 pounds per 5 gallons? 88 pounds per 10 gallons?
     
  18. zambavi

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    I like to include a few pounds of lead with my water because I ate paint chips as a child... :) no but really... water weighs like 8.35p/g right? Salt water is a little heavier than that. The 5g BL jugs hold more than 5 gallons... 40-50 pounds per jug sounds about right. :tired:
     
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    that sounds about right...
     
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    Really? I lug up a 5 gallon every few days up and down stairs. Sometimes I fill up a Salinity bucket full of water. It doesn't seem that heavy. I must be use to it already. :bigsmile:
     

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