What Size Bucket Do You Need For What You Plan To Do? Bucket Tips For The Unfamiliar

Plastic bucket suppliers have dozens of buckets and pails in production all the time. Yet, most consumers assume that all buckets and pails are the same. They generally choose whatever bucket or pail they have handy and use it, often finding out too late that it is the wrong sort of bucket/pail for the intended job. If you want to be sure to choose the right bucket every time, here are a few tips for you, and for anyone who might be unfamiliar with all the various buckets out there and what they should be used for. 

The Five-Quart Thick Plastic Tall Pail

This multi-purpose work bucket should be your go-to item when you want to mix small batches of concrete or grout. The right amounts of water and dry powdered grout or concrete are dumped into the pail, and a blending auger drill bit is attached to your favorite power drill to mix it up. Insert the blending auger right into the middle of the bucket, touch bottom and pull up about two inches so that you do not grind the bottom of the pail and then power through the mixing. Rinse this type of bucket out when you are done, and it can haul clean tools or tools that need cleaning. 

The Small Quart Pail

Pick berries or hunt for Easter eggs with a pail this size. It is also excellent for packing a small picnic lunch or packing a lunch for one. Use it for collecting eggs from your chicken coop, too. If it is wider across the top and narrower at the bottom, you could use it to milk a single cow by hand and get fresh milk for breakfast and supper every day. 

The Three- or Five-Quart Pouring Pail

This sort of pail, whether it is the smaller or larger variety, is excellent for cleaning. You can fill it up with floor cleaner and hot water to wash floors, and you can fill it with soapy water to clean walls. In a pinch, it can be used to wash a few articles of clothing when you do not have coins for a laundromat and your own washing machine is on the fritz. With its pouring lip, you can use it to water rows of vegetables or flowers in a garden, or use it to pour dry contents, such as sand or topsoil, on your property. 

For more information on available products, contact a plastic bucket supplier in your area.