Cheap water butts and water butt pumps

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Cheap water butts and water butt pumps
« on: May 04, 2013, 15:18 »
Just a heads up if anyone is looking for one. I found 100L slimline butts for 12 at Home Bargains. No stand or drain diverter kit, but they do come with a tap. The same butts were also being sold in Tesco for 20. Argos also has 100L slimline water butts that come with a stand and drain diverter kit for 19.99.

Also Lidel are selling water butt pumps for 29.99. I didn't realize, but they actually go inside the butt itself (so technically they are "sumps"). I picked up a couple so I could use one for making aerated compost teas.
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Re: Cheap water butts and water butt pumps
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 15:47 »
Cheap will not be the best.
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Re: Cheap water butts and water butt pumps
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 21:28 »
Cheap will not be the best.

That is true, but by the same token, cheap does not necessarily mean rubbish. I don't think you can go far wrong with a water butt (unless it leaks - in which case it's going back for a refund!), but perhaps the pumps might be a bit of a gamble.

I suspect this thread would have been better posted in the "frugal living" forum, after having a look over there.

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Re: Cheap water butts and water butt pumps
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 11:21 »
If you want a cheap one then go to homebase, wilko, b&q etc.

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Re: Cheap water butts and water butt pumps
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 14:39 »
My B&Q one has a crack in it after 5 years. I think that will happen to a lot of plastic in full sun so cheap might be as OK as any
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Re: Cheap water butts and water butt pumps
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 20:50 »
Good point noshed - I think I'll be siting my butts and storage bins in shade or finding a way to screen them from the sun. I just ordered enough bins to store 1340 ltrs, and it cost me quite a bit, so I don't want them cracking after a few years.

If anyone is after fairly cheap storage, this site has slightly damaged reduced price bins that should work well, and range in size from 80-770 ltr.



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