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Posted by garyfla 10 Florida (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 9, 12 at 5:50

Hi
Have an eighty gallon one with a crack near the bottom naturally lol.Any suggestions on a use . Way to deep for composter and odd shape means bags won't fit.
WAY to expensive to throw away lol Thanks gary


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What kind of material is it made of? Maybe a Google or How To search would give you an answer, Good Luck!


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Gary, bet you can seal the crack with a good quality siliconized caulk. Would have to keep it dry for a day or so after caulking.

HTH, Rosie, Sugar Hill, GA


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Gary, bet you can seal the crack with a good quality siliconized caulk. Would have to keep it dry for a day or so after caulking.

HTH, Rosie, Sugar Hill, GA


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Better to fix for rain barrel, they just had on news couple of days ago about houses damaged by large fire, because someone had a plastic composter & didn't follow directions & it got too hot inside & combusted. I think 3-4 homes were damaged. Imagine that will be a big lawsuit! So if anyone uses them be sure to folllow directions & also keep it far from house & buildings. Jan


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If the crack is not too bad try using that thick black sealant for roofs, they also advertise a spray on type on tv, the ad with the screen door in the bottom of the boat not sure of the name.


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Rosiew
Have found silicone will not adhere to polyethylene,proably due to expansion..??
In any event will release after a month or so.
raven tried that but found the crack expanded after two days lol. I did find that it made a rather good base for the silicone at least for a while?? there is a welding system for poly which might work BUT don't think it would be worth buying the equipment??
Sunnyca WAAAY to deep for a composter and due to it's odd shape there are no bags to fit it. besides would not drain properly not to mention that compost needs to be turned.
I bought a replacement and was lucky to find one with similar dim. Only minor modification was necessary for the plumbing. certainly cost a bit more than I remember!!. The old one is sitting in a corner of the yard awaiting inspiration There MUST be something lol Thanks gary


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Gary, maybe use a reciprocating saw to cut that in half, drill some drainage holes and you've got a humongo planter. Use a file on the rough cut edges.


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Hi
had thought of that but due to the recess to allow a bucket to be put under the tap ,would end up with a "planter ' 38 inches wide with about half being less than 6 inches deep lolSeems like way to much work for a badly designed planter ?? thanks gary


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