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What are some uses for 50 gallon blue plastic barrels?

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April 29, 20170 found this helpful
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We use them here on the farm in the arena for barrel patterns and for rain barrels. I also have one with sand in the bottom that I pour old used oil in and keep shoves, pitchforks and hoes in. Keeps them from rusting.

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April 30, 20170 found this helpful
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I really like these for garden use but you need to be able (or have someone) to cut these in half either horizontally or vertically. My son cuts mine - usually horizontally - and puts drainage holes so I can use them (on a stand) for cuttings. I also have a full one on a stand to catch rain (from the roof) but my son put a water faucet on the bottom for easy drainage.

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May 4, 20170 found this helpful
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Saw them in half and spray paint them any color you desire. Drill holes in the bottom of the half that has a bottom in it. Fill with rich dirt and plant flowers or vegetables.

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April 28, 20170 found this helpful

For me I'd use it to store rain water, but there are so many cool things you can make!

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April 28, 20170 found this helpful

You can use it for container gardening

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April 28, 20170 found this helpful

personally I would make it into a soaking tub

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April 29, 20170 found this helpful

You can cut them in half and make floating gardens!

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July 30, 20170 found this helpful

If they are food grade, use for a rain barrel. We use some in our horse arena filled with either water or a large rock to keep upright for barrel racing.

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