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How to Make a 5 Gallon Bucket More Versatile

08/24/2017 12:50 PM | webadmin (Administrator)

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5 Gallon buckets have their uses but usually are too big and deep for mixing and spreading tile thinset mortar or other materials, paint, cleaners etc.   Here is a way to make the bucket much more useful and versatile by cutting it down to a more useful size.





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Take a measurement of the height of bucket.  This bucket is 15”.  Divide in half 7 1/2” and add 1” from bottom.  Make a line with a marker 8 1/2”  up from bottom around bucket.


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Cut the bucket in half with any kind of saw.  It will not chip.



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Place the bottom half inside the top half.


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Pull up on the handle.  It will not fall through not matter what weight you put in it.

Now you have a smaller depth bucket that is more usable!


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When you put it down the bucket will release to the cut down size. Much easier when working on the floor and not having to dig deep in a bucket. Plus a more workable size.


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