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OK, this could be silly, but it"s bugging me... We all are familiar with the 5 Gallon, orange, "Homer" buckets from home Depot, right? Well, is over there a line, or other that reflects the 5 Gallon point? Is it 5G when completely full?... Or in ~ the optimal of the ridge ~ above the external of the bucket? The exact same goes because that a 1G milk container... The bottom or the peak of the neck?Of food the easiest means would be to measure the included weight, but why not have a simple mark on the container? (...or is over there one the I"m missing?)-confusedp.s. I simply checked the milk in the fridge(unopened container) and also it"s just over the bottom the the neck.
I always thought the homer buckets (and similar ones) that contact themselves "5-gallon buckets" were five gallons appropriate at the rim. I simply thought that would certainly be a reasonable assumption, however someone probably should measure up it.
Take a gallon that water, just above the bottom that the rim and dump the in a 5 gallon bucket. Fill it up again and also repeat 4 an ext times. I bet friend it doesn"t fill it to the rim. Five gallon buckets that paint have actually an inch or two listed below the rim even when brand new.
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Take a gallon of water, just above the bottom of the rim and dump it in a 5 gallon bucket. To fill it up again and repeat 4 more times. I bet friend it doesn"t fill it come the rim. 5 gallon buckets of paint have actually an customs or two below the rim also when brand new.
That"s kinda what ns was reasoning too(the paint analogy)... I"ll perform the experiment as shortly as i empty a bucket. Being "5Gal" in ~ the height makes it spill as soon as the lid is placed on and hard to add salt overflow issues, lol.
When you go to home Depot following time, look in ~ a five gallon bucket that paint and also see where it is fill to, ns think there needs to be five true gallons of fluid in there due to the fact that that is what is listed for the quantity. There will certainly be space at the top, more than likely two customs minimum. Take it a flash irradiate so you can see through the bucket.
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Well the baker in me is coming out..16 cups provides a gallon times it through 5 and also if you want to to trust my math that"s 80 cups for 5 gallons. Counts on how specific you desire to get.. An excellent luck...
Well, ns filled up a Homer bucket 1000ml at a time and also at 19,000ml (5 gallons) it to be a tiny less than a customs from the rim. I likewise did an prompt Ocean bucket and also a tropic Marin bucket and got precisely the same ar on each.What Nautal says is true though. A "5 gallon bucket" can only be assumed come be 5 gallons, give-or-take a gallon - unless you measure up it.
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Well, i filled up a Homer bucket 1000ml at a time and at 19,000ml (5 gallons) it to be a little less 보다 a customs from the rim. I also did an prompt Ocean bucket and a tropical Marin bucket and got exactly the same ar on each.What Nautal states is true though. A "5 gallon bucket" deserve to only be assumed to be 5 gallons, give-or-take a gallon - unless you measure it.
Thanks Kirbs!,I hadn"t gotten around to it yet... Interesting... Therefore there probably isn"t enough room in the bucket to include salt and also stir that up...? to do a true 5Gallons that SW...?That also means that human being are being undersold when buying a 5G bucket the paint... Uneven it"s a bigger bucket-devil
hadn"t gotten about to the yet... Interesting... For this reason there probably isn"t enough room in the bucket to add salt and stir that up...? to do a true 5Gallons that SW...?
It could hold a couple cups that salt, yet the stirring would need to be the world"s many gentle stirring...and then picking increase the bucket would be another adventure in wetness.
That also method that civilization are gift undersold when buying a 5G bucket of paint... Unless it"s a larger bucket-devil
Not necessarilly. There might be room in that designed for tinting. I know when my brother picked his orange because that his room (A reasonably intense orange) they decided a gallon bucket that literally to be 2-2.5" low. We kind of freaked out and also talked to the guy since we throught we were acquiring the quick end of the stick through it - yet low and also behold, that filled increase pretty high (less than 1/2" indigenous the top) with the lot of color they needed to add to obtain the extreme orange he wanted.
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It can hold a pair cups the salt, however the stirring would have to be the world"s many gentle stirring...and climate picking up the bucket would certainly be an additional adventure in wetness.
LOL, no to point out putting the lid on the bucket...-devil It appears to me that they"ve excellent the exact same thing the was done with 2X4"s... They really aren"t 2"X4"...
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Not necessarilly. There may be room in it designed because that tinting. I understand when my brothers picked his orange because that his room (A relatively intense orange) they determined a gallon bucket that literally to be 2-2.5" low. We kind of freaked out and talked to the guy because we throught us were acquiring the quick end that the stick v it - however low and behold, the filled increase pretty high (less 보다 1/2" from the top) through the quantity of color they needed to add to get the extreme orange he wanted.

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Good point! ns didn"t take it that into account... I guess that comes under to volume and/or weight... Walk 5G"s of untinted paint=5G"s of tinted paint?... When it involves water, FW weighs less than SW.... That"s much easier to measure than paint... Wow, this can gain tricky-devil 2
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