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Old 07-04-2014, 12:13 AM   #1
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I just tried to order a water filtration system that uses 2 five gallon buckets from Cheaper than Dirt.
Guess what? They won't ship it to Calif.
Im hoping Midway will. Anyone know why we are being cut off?

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Old 07-04-2014, 01:40 AM   #2
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Ummmm.... 5 gallon buckets are known to the State of California to cause cancer?

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Just buy the ceramic filters and the spigots.

http://www.amazon.com/Ceramic-Water-Filter-Filters-Just/dp/B007HV7C2O/ref=pd_sim_k_26?ie=UTF8&refRID=10NY7KA794PXKY8C860 8

You can get activated charcoal at the local Aquariums-R-Us, bleach tablets, knee highs & white socks at the Try'n Save, the free chlorine test strips at Pool Warehouse, and the #2 plastic buckets at the Home Improvement Racket.

Or get ALL of the above from Amazon.

The white buckets look sanitary, but they let sun light through. Light helps things grow. Dark buckets don't. Or you could just keep the whole thing in the dark.

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I will not do business with cheaper than dirt because of this,I never know what they will or will not ship to Cali.👎

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I will not do business with cheaper than dirt because of this,I never know what they will or will not ship to Cali.👎
I haven't bought from them since they cashed in on the panic and raised their prices to absurdity.


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Have you looked at the Berkefeld water filtration systems? Pricey but I think they are worth the money. Amazon has them for $209.

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The white buckets look sanitary, but they let sun light through. Light helps things grow. Dark buckets don't. Or you could just keep the whole thing in the dark.
The reason white buckets are preferred is because SOME white buckets are food grade. Colored buckets are NOT food grade. Thus, a food grade bucket will always be white. But not every white bucket will be a food grade bucket.

It is sorta like saying a square is a rectangle but a rectangle can not be a square.
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What makes a plastic bucket 'Food Grade' is the release agent used to seperate the bucket from the mold. Food grade buckets use a non toxic agent or compressed air to slide the bucket off the mold. It saves the step of having to wash, rinse, and dry the buckets before the mayonasie, pickles, or whatever, gets put in. Food grade also means it was never used to hold a chemical or anything else before. This doesn't matter for buckets being filled with nails instead of frozen strawberries. The reason they're white, besides looking sanitary, is it's easyier to see and scrape out the last of the frosting or other food item it may contain. There is no difference in the plastic itself. All NEW #2 HDPE plastic buckets that were never used to hold anything, are safe for water after they've been cleaned.

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What makes a plastic bucket 'Food Grade' is the release agent used to seperate the bucket from the mold. Food grade buckets use a non toxic agent or compressed air to slide the bucket off the mold. It saves the step of having to wash, rinse, and dry the buckets before the mayonasie, pickles, or whatever, gets put in. Food grade also means it was never used to hold a chemical or anything else before. This doesn't matter for buckets being filled with nails instead of frozen strawberries. The reason they're white, besides looking sanitary, is it's easyier to see and scrape out the last of the frosting or other food item it may contain. There is no difference in the plastic itself. All NEW #2 HDPE plastic buckets that were never used to hold anything, are safe for water after they've been cleaned.
Interesting. I knew about the release agent but I thought I had read somewhere that there was a difference in the plastics. So, what you are saying is if you got a non-food-grade blue bucket from the hardware store, you should just thoroughly wash it to remove any release agent and then it is good to go?
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What I don't understand about water filtration is why they outlawed Polar Pure. It was a small glass jar filled with iodine crystals. One jar could purify thousands of gallons. But then some dang meth-head figured out you could use the iodine in a meth concoction and now there is an all out ban on iodine by the DEA. Special licensing to posses the stuff in concentrations over 2% I think. I have only found the stuff sold in one place online from a Canadian store but you risk seizure of your shipment if you have it sent to the US and customs takes it.

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