What to use for a water butt stand?

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Petite graine

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What to use for a water butt stand?
« on: July 07, 2008, 11:24 »
I am trying to save at the moment, so a stand that costs £10 (on top of the price of the water butt itself) seems a bit extravagant. I am sure there is a cheaper way, but haven't worked out what yet  :scratch:

I was thinking of bricks and a paving slab on top, but they are hard to find and heavy and if I bought them, I might as well buy the plastic stand as it is easier to carry to the site lol.

Would a plastic storage box do maybe? My husband says that it wouldn't stand the weight, my water butt being a 210 litre one  :scratch:

Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 11:39 »
Scrounge some bricks and stuff off your local freecyle group or a builders skip  :D
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 11:46 »
We have a huge blue barrel that we use when feeding the dahlias, not sure how may litres it holds, but more than a few.

It spends some of the year sat on an old black and decker workmate and the rest of it sat on a few upturned milk creates with a piece of wood across the top of them to even the load. Both methods seem to work well enough.

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 12:08 »
a few pallets  :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 12:36 »
Breeze blocks and a thick sheet of plywood
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 13:29 »
sit it on the floor, you can connect a hose to the tap for filling cans etc :D
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 14:03 »
Breeze blocks or bricks are fine. Bricks are easier to carry to the plot though and easier to stack. I did mine on bricks and found it easy to do but they were already to hand so I had no need to haul them to the plot. Easy enough though to bung em in the car if you have one

I put mine at the right level for getting the watering cans under. That's important cos if you get it wrong it will be a faff  :D

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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 10:00 »
I got bricks and a paving slab in the end.

8 bricks (29p from Wickes) + 1 paving slab (£1.59 from Wickes)

Total cost : £3.91!!!   Not bad  8)  :D


Thanks for all the advice!  :wink:

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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 10:16 »
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2008, 07:20 »
If you can, see if you can locate a plastic pallet. They are brilliant for tons of uses. I've used mine as a table top, roof and staging so far. All for free.

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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2008, 09:29 »
I have never seen a plastic pallet  :scratch:

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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2008, 10:34 »
Here is one that is similar to mine:


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What to use for a water butt stand?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2008, 09:46 »
Quote from: "Petite graine"
I got bricks and a paving slab in the end.

8 bricks (29p from Wickes) + 1 paving slab (£1.59 from Wickes)

Total cost : £3.91!!!   Not bad  8)  :D


Thanks for all the advice!  :wink:


Better than paying for the plastic stand, Our 2 year old one is already cracked and won't last much longer.  :(
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