Galvanized garbage cans for toilet?

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Author: lindeel
Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - 10:44 pm
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Has anyone used galvanized garbage cans to collect the humanure? We found some that are just a little larger than the 5 gal. buckets and have a sturdy handle and thought they would clean easier, but not sure how they will hold up.

Author: Rangdrol
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 9:44 am
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Hi lindeel.
Galvi wont clean up as good as ABS, PVC etc. The plastics have a smoother surface. Galvi has a very "Toothy" surface. Almost everything loves to stick to it.
We have two stainless steel buckets that are very smooth. You can google and get a supply.
They would clean up as well but are a bit heavy compared to plastics. Much better for the planet than plastics and they should last a life-time or more. Our stainless buckets are well over 50 years old.

Author: Anonymous
Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 7:19 pm
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What works well as a tight-fitting lid for a stainless steel bucket?

Author: Larry
Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 10:30 pm
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Why do you need a tight fitting lid? When the bucket is sufficiently full, empty it to the compost pile. An air-tight lid will encourage the organic material to go anaerobic, and more smelly to empty the longer it sits.

Author: Rangdrol
Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 10:34 pm
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We don't have any tight lids. We have one HEAVY lid but hardly use it.
The new stainless sellers may have a tight lid for you.
The other nice part of the stainless milk pail is its double handle.

Author: catbox
Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:16 pm
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I too have been looking for a stainless steel something with a handle, and a tight-fitting lid. I have to go down stairs, and then down a slanted yard, to dump a bucket. No way am I doing this without a tight lid.

So far I have found metal buckets with handles and lids, but they aren't stainless steel. About $7.00, and there are 3 and 1/2, 5 and 7 gallon buckets. I looked under "metal buckets" on yahoo to find them.

Also there are at least two versions of heavy-duty, screw-on plastic lids for your plastic buckets. One is to convert a plastic bucket into a pet food container. They were under storage for emergency supplies.

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