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Stuck together 5 gallon buckets #7243513
04/14/21 06:43 PM
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Any one got tips on sepaerating? Thanks

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243514
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Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243518
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My Dad was king of 5 Gallon Buckets.
After he died and we cleanup his stash we figured he had approx 2-300 of them.

What we always did for separating the stubborn ones was flip them upside down, stand on the handle with one foot and pull up on the rim of the stuck bucket with both hands.

Or hang on to handle and beat around the rim of the lower stuck bucket with a hammer.

The key is to not push them together,

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: Dirty D] #7243522
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Originally Posted by Dirty D
Or hang on to handle and beat around the rim of the lower stuck bucket with a hammer.


This is the method I use. More like tapping than beating though. A plastic bucket will only take so much hammering.


Eh...wot?

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243524
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Thereís no force in the universe stronger than that which holds buckets together. Itís what black holes are made from...


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Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: Dirty D] #7243525
04/14/21 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirty D
My Dad was king of 5 Gallon Buckets.
After he died and we cleanup his stash we figured he had approx 2-300 of them.

What we always did for separating the stubborn ones was flip them upside down, stand on the handle with one foot and pull up on the rim of the stuck bucket with both hands.

Or hang on to handle and beat around the rim of the lower stuck bucket with a hammer.

The key is to not push them together,

^^^^ this


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Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243529
04/14/21 07:13 PM
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Air hose and a blow=gun nozzle. They come apart like they were greased.

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243531
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I put a small chunk of 2x4 in the bottom of each one before stacking them. No more sticking together. Does not help you now I know but will when you get them apart LOL

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: Oleo Acres] #7243537
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Originally Posted by Oleo Acres
Air hose and a blow=gun nozzle. They come apart like they were greased.


Yes

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: Oleo Acres] #7243542
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Originally Posted by Oleo Acres
Air hose and a blow=gun nozzle. They come apart like they were greased.

yup


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Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: AKAjust] #7243543
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Second an air hose. If you aren't going to store liquids in them ( used mine for rice coal) drill a small hole in the bottom. Put the air nozzle in the hole and a shot of air pops them apart.

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243548
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sit them in the sun . Come back in couples hours.

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: Jeg] #7243555
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Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243697
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Buckets are being held together by vacuum created most likely by temperature changes. You just need to break the seal between the buckets to release the vacuum by: apply air pressure to the sealed space, or heat to expand the trapped air or brute force to pull the buckets apart or deform the side the lower bucket to break the vacuum lock.


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Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: Scott__aR] #7243708
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I developed a noose and rope system that I tied to a pole or post and the slip noose fit over the top bucket and one could leverage them apart, but thanks for the tips we use 500-600 5 and 6 gallon buckets for sap and are always looking for ways to separate them.

Bryce

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243754
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Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243758
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Lay on their side and straddle them. While sitting on them grab top one and keep wiggling and pulling it apart. My go to method

Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243760
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thin screwdriver to break the seal between buckets


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Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243767
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Air compressor


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Re: Stuck together 5 gallon buckets [Re: vegasjim] #7243791
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Growing up on farm, I struggled with this all my life. My experience is, more force distorts the buckets, and compounds the issue. Spread your fingers evenly around the lips of the bottom bucket, and slowly push up with your thumbs 180 degrees apart. I've gotten buckets apart like this that 2 grown men had been pulling on.


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