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The Home Depot 5-gal. Homer Bucket
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The Home Depot

5-gal. Homer Bucket

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

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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

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can I use it for storing food

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October 24, 2016
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Can use for fish tank water change?
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April 25, 2016
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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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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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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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Are there lids available for this bucket?

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Yes
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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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February 17, 2015
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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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Don't see why not! It's sturdy enough and I don't think there would be a problem
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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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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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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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5-gal. Homer Bucket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 171.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This thing is amazing! It'll carry tools, catch or hold liquids and it can even be turned upside down and used as a seat (I recommend emptying it before turning it over unless you have the lid on tight}.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good all-around bucket This is a good and cheap bucket. Every DIYer should have at least two. I use it for demolition trash, cleaning, a step stool, etc. No cracking or wearing.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price for a utility bucket. I use mine for everything from mixing small amounts of concret... Great price for a utility bucket. I use mine for everything from mixing small amounts of concrete, to putting my different small pieces of exotic woods in, to putting over the exhaust of my small tractor. I carry dirt from place to place and water for my plants. The only thing this doesn't stand up to very long is the Texas sun. It will become brittle after a couple months. Still cheap enough to use that way and then purchase another.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This 5 gallon bucket is perfect for carrying tools around the house and outside for repair jobs. ... This 5 gallon bucket is perfect for carrying tools around the house and outside for repair jobs. I kinda wish the bucket came with a lid. Per my better-half, she told me to buy a second one in case I decided to kick the bucket later on and I didn't want to that with a load of tools in it. I would love to submit the winning photo (we could sure use the money) but I am really not ready to "kick the bucket", yet. Thank God!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Homer Buckets These are...buckets. Homer buckets. Orange Homer buckets. They are sturdy. They do a good job holding things. Yay, orange Homer buckets!
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What can i say? it is a solid plastic bucket that is cheap, easy to store, easy to use, and holds... What can i say? it is a solid plastic bucket that is cheap, easy to store, easy to use, and holds up well under duress.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well, it's a bucket hahaha, but a GREAT bucket!! Great buckets to buy in bulk! Add the lid ( with the rubber gasket) and now you're spill proof!
Date published: 2016-08-02
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