Uses for 50 Gallon Plastic Barrels?

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Besides storage, you can cut a barrel in half in either direction to use for a planter, tub or a variety of things. This is a page about uses for 50 gallon plastic barrels.


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April 28, 2017

What are some uses for 50 gallon blue plastic barrels?


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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