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    Default Buckets!

    Who struggles to open (and sometimes close) 5 gallon buckets?
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    Default Re: Buckets!

    There is a tool for that. But I don't have one !
    What we have here, is a failure to communicate !

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    Default Re: Buckets!

    This is what I use to open pails. I have never had any problems.

    http://www.bascousa.com/drum-and-pai...ener-1932.html

    I use a rubber mallet to close them.

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    Default Re: Buckets!

    I close them with a section of 2x4 across the top, then hammer down on the 2x4 with a mallet, working side to side until all sections are completely down.

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    Default Re: Buckets!

    Get the opening tool from a bee supply house, and a rubber mallet from an auto parts or big box store. I just go around the rim with the mallet. Both are a piece of cake to use.
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    Steven
    "If all you have is a hammer, the whole world is a nail." - A.H. Maslow

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    Default Re: Buckets!

    Not me.

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    Default Re: Buckets!

    or use gamma lids, and you don't have to hammer anything.

    http://www.bayteccontainers.com/gamma-seal-lids.html
    "Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti

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    Default Re: Buckets!

    Home Depot sells a tool to open the 5 gallon bucket lids a lot cheaper than the bee supply houses. It is in the same aisle as the 5 gallon bucket lids.

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    Default Re: Buckets!

    Quote Originally Posted by mulesii View Post
    Home Depot sells a tool to open the 5 gallon bucket lids a lot cheaper than the bee supply houses.
    Thanks Mulesii!
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    Default Re: Buckets!

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    Not me.
    What Ben, you don't open or close buckets?
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    Default Re: Buckets!

    Get the tool from home depot costs like 4 bucks and then you wont have issues. It is in the paint department near the buckets.

    EDIT: oops should read the whole thread before answering someone already said this.

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