Model # 1624

Internet #100431467

PermaFloat 24 in. x 48 in. x 16 in. Dock System Float Drum


24 in. x 48 in. x 16 in. Dock System Float Drum

$12500 /each

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Product Overview

PermaFloat Float Drums offer durable flotation that can be easily applied to any new or existing dock system. This includes wood, steel and aluminum docks. PermaFloat is rotationally molded, eliminating seams that could result in long term separation and leakage. The shell is 0.150 in. thick and manufactured of tough virgin polyethylene with imbedded ultraviolet inhibitors. This tough durable outer shell protects your dock system from the damaging effects of sun, saltwater and freshwater, debris, oil, gas, marine organisms and pollutants. Army Corp of Engineers approved PermaFloat drums are filled with CFC/CHIC free expanded polystyrene, providing positive uniform flotation. Designed for ease of installation, the PermaFloat extra wide side ribbing provides easy tool access to both mounting holes and slots and adds to the overall structural integrity. The PermaFloat complete Dock Systems offer all but the lumber necessary for dock construction both for the professional and the beg

  • Durable flotation for any type of dock
  • Rugged, seamless rotationally molded encasement
  • Nominal wall thickness : 0.150
  • Ribbed for more strength to withstand wave action and resist impact
  • An integrated (attached) thick mounting flange for more stability and strength
  • Design allows for easy tool access, easy Installation
  • Self venting plug
  • 12-Year warranty
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Flash dot reflective dock finder included
  • Complete line of dock bumpers and corners available
  • Passed hunt tests
  • Corps of Engineers Approved
  • Buoyancy up to 598 lb.

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Customer Questions & Answers

What is the weight per float? example 450LBS? or 600 lbs? any one know?

Building dock 8x20 feet for a risver with current and tide fluctuations. HOw much weight does each float support>
Asked by: Kathleenmom
Buoyant force = Volume of water displaced x (density weight of water – density weight of object) So, water weighs 62.4 pcf (that’s pounds per cubic feet). The approximate volume of the block is found by the dimensions given – (24x48x16”) divided by 1728 cubic inches per cubic feet = 10.6 CF. The weight of the block is given in the spec’s which = 37 lbs. So, density weight of the block is 37 lbs. / 10.6 CF = 3.5 pcf. Buoyant force of 1 block = 10.6 CF x (62.4 pcf – 3.5 pcf) = 625 lbs. per Block, if the block is fully submerged. If you don’t want the block to ever be more that say ½ submerged, then only use half the height of the block when figuring out the volume of water displaced. To know how many blocks to use, you need to figure how much weight they have to hold per a certain area.
Answered by: Ibeam
Date published: 2017-06-14

can this be picked up at store?

Asked by: psdl
Answered by: CJ
Date published: 2016-06-23

Can you use the float as a standalone dock/does it require a surface (wood decking; would it get slick/hot?)

Asked by: matt
wood decking
Answered by: bridge
Date published: 2017-04-25

I have Styrofoam floats that I need replaced. Size of Styrofoam 24" x 24" x 10'. Could I use 24"...

I have Styrofoam floats that I need replaced. Size of Styrofoam 24" x 24" x 10'. Could I use 24" x 24" x 48" times two as replacement ? Do you have that size and the price. Shipping costs also 98366
Asked by: Joe
Hi Joe, unfortunately I am not able to advise you how to fit your project. It is your discretion as to how you use the product. However, any injuries resulting in improper use of product are not the responsibility of the Home Depot. Please be sure to read the instruction manual that comes with your product. Thank you for shopping Home Depot!
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2017-05-27
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Customer Reviews

24 in. x 48 in. x 16 in. Dock System Float Drum is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great float Works great to float the dock into place. Attached with galvanized carriage bolts through the pre-molded holes in each corner.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great float worked perfect for my floating dock, needed an additional float. 2'x 4' an... This is a great float worked perfect for my floating dock, needed an additional float. 2'x 4' and easy to install
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works great works great
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great works great
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was wonderfully surprised Ordered the floats and thought i was ordering to store and would take weeks, I was so surprised to come home and see them put under the shed. Can you believe they unloaded them and stacked them for me and i didnt even know they were coming to my home. Great job, No wonder Home Depot does so well. Bought 10 pallets of sack crete, and all the lumber to do my boat dock. Will always used Home Depot when need to do building. Enclosed is pictures of my dock with the wood tags and the float tags attached. I am so proud. Thank you. PS pictures are of treated flooring , screws, 4'x2'x16" poly floats
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Permafloat Floats seem to be well made. Very easy to install. I used them for a 12'x12' floating dock. Hindsight, probably should have used four of the "48x48" floats. Time will tell regarding durability. Reviews all seem to be consistently pretty good regarding longevity. I like my dock to be a little more stable with 4-5 people on it. I used all 2x8 pressure treated lumber with the the residential angled hardware which seems to be very capable. Don't expect the hardware to be a perfect 90. 2 of the 4 were off. Not that big a deal to me. If you use pressure treated lumber just know that it gets heavy really quick especially if you are using a lot of the optional dock hardware. Also note that a good rule of thumb to follow when trying to figure the bouyancy is whatever the total weight of the dock w/o the floats. You will want at least that much bouyancy and preferably more depending on how bouncy you want your dock to be.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exactly what i needed Could have got it for same price somewhere else, but went with home depot because if it didn't work, didn't have to take it back could just take it to the nearest store.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy Very good price and the free shipping made it worth it.
Date published: 2016-06-28
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