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Someone is giving away 55 gallon drums.  The only thing is that something was store in the plastic containers.  Please tell me if you think these plastic containers would be safe to store feed in or not?

This is how he described the 55 gallon drums.

We have empty 55 gallon drums that we currently cut up and throw in the dumpster. The drums either had resin (Sealaction
500) or isocyanate mdi (which is water soluble). Both are non toxic chemicals. They are empty and some are cleaner than others. Should not be too hard to clean. They have a 6 inch hole with a cap that comes off on top.

What do you think?  Will this harm my animals if I store feed in them?

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #2 of 14

Resin is a hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees. It is valued for its chemical constituents and uses, such as varnishes and adhesives, as an important source of raw materials for organic synthesis, or for incense and perfume. Fossilized resins are the source of amber. Resins are also a material in nail polish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resin

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Sussex,Lavenders,projects,Muscovies,Rabbits and someday Dairy Sheep.
Religion is not a guarantee of moral behavior.         
Better to give your kids your values you have than the valuables you can't afford.
THE PROBLEM IS THE SOLUTION.
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post #3 of 14

sounds okay...look upo the chemicals see what you can find.

as long as they are water soluble i would rinse the heck out of them dry them in the sun for a bit and get after your rat killin!

I like the metal barrels myself...nothing like a good fire to clean something out!

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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by kuntrygirl 

Someone is giving away 55 gallon drums.  The only thing is that something was store in the plastic containers.  Please tell me if you think these plastic containers would be safe to store feed in or not?

This is how he described the 55 gallon drums.

We have empty 55 gallon drums that we currently cut up and throw in the dumpster. The drums either had resin (Sealaction
500) or isocyanate mdi (which is water soluble). Both are non toxic chemicals. They are empty and some are cleaner than others. Should not be too hard to clean. They have a 6 inch hole with a cap that comes off on top.

What do you think?  Will this harm my animals if I store feed in them?


I saw that on Craigs list too!! smile

Missi

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Blue, Black & Splash Marans. Blue Slate, Narragansett, & Rio Grand Turkeys, 

Guineas & Bob White Quail! NPIP Certified #851

 

 

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Great hubby, 2 kids, 3 furry babies, lots of chickens!!

Blue, Black & Splash Marans. Blue Slate, Narragansett, & Rio Grand Turkeys, 

Guineas & Bob White Quail! NPIP Certified #851

 

 

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post #5 of 14

I saw that ad as well and was thinking the same thing....  hu

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post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 

I read information about these chemicals but I'm still not sure.  It's not too often people give away 55 gallon drums.  Just wish that chemicals weren't in them.  I will try to do some more research.  Hope that others offer comments or suggestions, so we all will know.  If it were you, would YOU get them and store feed for your animals?  Would you feel comfortable storing feed knowing what was in them?

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #8 of 14

Can you buy empty 55 gallon drums at your local
bulk oil supplier? Here they were like $5.00 each
last time I checked.

Needed to cut the tops out, but as least I knew for
sure what was in them. Close by also...a few miles
away.

I would say to clean those barrels. Clean them well.
Then have at it.

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spookwriter 

Can you buy empty 55 gallon drums at your local
bulk oil supplier? Here they were like $5.00 each
last time I checked.

Needed to cut the tops out, but as least I knew for
sure what was in them. Close by also...a few miles
away.

I would say to clean those barrels. Clean them well.
Then have at it.


Barrels that have had oil stored in them are safe???????

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by kuntrygirl 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spookwriter 

Can you buy empty 55 gallon drums at your local
bulk oil supplier? Here they were like $5.00 each
last time I checked.

Needed to cut the tops out, but as least I knew for
sure what was in them. Close by also...a few miles
away.

I would say to clean those barrels. Clean them well.
Then have at it.


Barrels that have had oil stored in them are safe???????


cooking oil, peanut oil, corn oil, those types of oil.

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