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Model # 05GLHD2

Internet # 100087613

Store SKU # 131227

5-gal. Homer Bucket

$2.97 /each
  • Liquid Capacity - 5 US Gallons/20 Quarts
  • Rigid HDPE plastic contruction
  • Features the original Home Depot logo

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Product Overview

Use the 5-gal. Orange Homer Bucket to haul parts, paint, topsoil and other household and work-site items. This orange, plastic bucket holds up to a 9 in. bucket grid and features the orange Home Depot logo on its side.

  • Use for mixing paint, hauling topsoil, storing parts and for other purposes
  • Ideal for use as a utility pail on work sites
  • Holds up to a 9 in. bucket grid
  • Plastic construction for durability
  • Orange color with the Home Depot logo
  • Buckets are not food grade
  • Note: product may vary by store

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
13 
Product Diameter (in.) 
12 in 
Product Height (in.) 
14.5 
Product Width (in.) 
13 

Details

Applicator/Tool Type 
Bucket 
Capacity (qt.) 
20 qt (US) 
Graduation markings 
No 
Lid Included 
No 
Material 
Plastic 
Paint Product Type 
Paint Buckets and Lids 
Product Weight (lb.) 
1.8 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
no 

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can I use it for storing food

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These buckets are stamped HDPE 2. All food grade buckets are made of HDPE #2 (high density polyethylene), but not all HDPE #2 buckets are food grade. If the bucket is considered ‘food grade’ it is typically marketed as such and / or labeled “Food Grade”, “Food Safe”, etc. Some food grade buckets or containers will include a cup-and-fork symbol as an indicator. With that said I'm growing crops in these Read More
These buckets are stamped HDPE 2. All food grade buckets are made of HDPE #2 (high density polyethylene), but not all HDPE #2 buckets are food grade. If the bucket is considered ‘food grade’ it is typically marketed as such and / or labeled “Food Grade”, “Food Safe”, etc. Some food grade buckets or containers will include a cup-and-fork symbol as an indicator. With that said I'm growing crops in these buckets. So far so good. I know the buckets that are stamped " Food Grade" cost twice as much. Read Less
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February 13, 2016
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These buckets have the HDPE 2 logo on the bottom. This means the plastic used to make the bucket is food safe.
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I would think if you get the lid that is sold separately you could use these buckets for storing bulk dry goods without any problem. They are good for storing pet food also.
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Costa Mesa, CA, USA
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The only thing I would use this for is carrying iced down sodas and beer. It does have a handle for easy movement. Know that it has no lid.
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February 28, 2015
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This is not rated as a food safe bucket. I would not store food in it.
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February 26, 2015
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No, this cannot be used in storing foods. This Homer Bucket is applicable mostly in mixing paint, hauling topsoil, storing parts and for other purposes.
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how much potting soil do I need to fill one bucket?

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You need about 0.6 cubic feet. I googled it cause I had the same question...
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A cubic foot of anything is 7.5 gallons. A five gallon bucket will take 2/3 of a cubic foot. After drilling drainage holes in the bottom, fill the bucket all the way to the rim with potting soil. Settle the potting soil by tapping the filled bucket on the ground. Add more soil if the soil line drops more than an inch.
Water until the water drains out the bottom. Repeat if the potting soil seems to Read More
A cubic foot of anything is 7.5 gallons. A five gallon bucket will take 2/3 of a cubic foot. After drilling drainage holes in the bottom, fill the bucket all the way to the rim with potting soil. Settle the potting soil by tapping the filled bucket on the ground. Add more soil if the soil line drops more than an inch.
Water until the water drains out the bottom. Repeat if the potting soil seems to resist water. Then plant and water again, this time with vitamin B1 solution.
If growing in hot weather, you can keep the soil in the bucket cooler by wrapping the bucket in broiler foil. Read Less
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It is a five gallon bucket. I have used it for this purpose when spreading manure around the yard (out of the bag) and it almost holds the entire 1 cubic foot sack. If you are using this as a potting bucket, you will have to drill holes on the bottom for drainage and know that as the soil settles, you will need to add dirt.
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@.5 cubic feet
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February 17, 2015
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Potting soil comes in different size bags. A large bag will do nicely, possibly leaving a bit left over. A full bucket is going to be kind of heavy. Use caution when lifting.
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It is a 5 gallon bucket, so around 5 gallons.
But I wouldn't use this for potting soil, as it has no drain holes in the bottom.
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Are there lids available for this bucket?

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There certainly are, they are available here:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/The-Home-Depot-5-gal-Homer-Leakproof-Lid-5GLD-ORANGE-LID-for-5GL-HOMER-PAIL/202264044
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Yes, they are sold separately in the store.
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Yes. There is a lid for the Homer Bucket -- http://www.homedepot.com/p/Argee-Homer-5-gal-Bucket-Lid-RG5503/100037401.
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Yes, Home Depot has lids.
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Yes. Sometimes you have to visit the paint department to get them.
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Store sku 529776 is the lid for this bucket. Fits perfectly.
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Can I drill drainage holes in bottom and use for planting?

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You could,, but I would think you would want to spray paint it first. Not sure it's worth the work and cost to do so maybe more economical to purchase an inexpensive plastic pot that already has drainage holes.
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Sure. But you probably want to put a layer of stone or vermiculite in the bottom to allow for drainage or else your soil will clogs those holes.
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Sure. It would make a good planter.
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I have done this. I painted some in different bright colors with Rustoleum Spray Paint and have used them for planters I drilled small holes with an average size drill bit. It seemed to work fairly well.
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I am actually doing this myself. I saw this article and I decided to try it.
This link is to the article: http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/any-age-anywhere-gardening/
You will want to avoid the mistake I made though, don't paint the pot white, ANY dirt will show!! The other thing is use a step bit instead of a spade bit to drill holes. ( a spade bit is a flat drill bit. a step bit is made to use in Read More
I am actually doing this myself. I saw this article and I decided to try it.
This link is to the article: http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/any-age-anywhere-gardening/
You will want to avoid the mistake I made though, don't paint the pot white, ANY dirt will show!! The other thing is use a step bit instead of a spade bit to drill holes. ( a spade bit is a flat drill bit. a step bit is made to use in sheet metal and other thin material, it leaves truly round holes.) If you use a spade, or normal twist, the holes are not totally round.
Bottom line, YES, you can use these buckets to plant stuff! Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 156 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by There once was a man from Nantucket... In the words of Homer Simpson, "Mmmmmmm bucket." I love these buckets - inexpensive and durable. Wish they came with lids, but lids can be purchased separately. I use these buckets for weeding, carrying tools, and storing stuff (cement, sand, potting soil, salt for the driveway). I even built a dust collection system that fronts the shop vac in the workshop (I got the idea from Youtube -- the bucket prevents fine dust from clogging the shop vac filter and protects the motor). There once was a man from Nantucket, who liked to make things with a bucket. He watched things on youtube and discovered a proposal. It made him a dust-suck-disposal. ...not my best work, but you get it. Great bucket! January 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Its a bucket man! Like i said its a bucket man! Wonder what else i can say July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use as a planter Drill hole in bottom for drainage, add soil and use as potato planter. Works great, July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Homer Bucket Just what I was looking for. Great for holding my bird seed and my granddaughter loves the color so do I so no problem getting her to help granny feed our birds. I use the second one I purchased to carry my small gardening tools and fertilizers. July 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My Homey I love my Homer bucket so much, I had to buy him a friend. July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great utility bucket This 5 gallon bucket is great for a number of applications. I bought it to mix some stucco patch to repair some cracks in my house and it was perfect. January 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Serious decline in quality A few years ago, these bucket were sturdy. These are very cheap, pliable plastic now. For many applications, these buckets will fail utterly. If you have an application for temporary use, such as collecting waste paper for later disposal, these will suffice. Otherwise, seek out some industrial quality buckets elsewhere. June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buckets Excellent product for the price, served the purpose well. June 7, 2016
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