A: They are number 2 in triangle at bottom same as orange buckets signifies food grade. If the orange buckets are solvent and oil resistant, then, these are as well. I have used the orange ones for mostly latex based paints.
A: Hello Michael, the buckets are solvent and oil resistant, but are not recommended for long-term storage. As with any chemical storage, check the manufacturer's instructions for storage. Certain chemicals could react with plastic and are better stored in a metal or specific container.
A: Hello ItsLater - not all HDPE is created equal. In order to be food safe, you need pure resin. Our buckets that are not advertised as food safe may include some recycled material, so we cannot advertise them as food safe. Segregating the resin means manufacturing costs are higher. It is also economies of scale: Home Depot buys many more Home Depot branded items, so their costs are lower for those items which translates to lower retail prices for the Home Depot and HDX brands.
A: You are paying for the measurements
A: Hello Lcubed, Yes, semi-see through is a good description. I'm not sure how visible a mouse lying on the bottom, especially from a distance, would be. If it is near one side you could probably tell something is inside. If it is in the middle, I'm not sure. It might depend on the lighting. You may have to test it by putting something solid in the bucket.
A: It is semi-transparent. You would be able to see movement inside the bucket.
A: You'll reach five gallons at about the third ring from the top lip. Note that that is an approximate measure.
A: The top line is 3.5 gallons. Higher than that, they designate the ribs on the rim of the bucket above as being 4-5 gallon marks - not precise.
A: It says on the pail that 5 gallons is the third rib down from the top of the pail. Hope that helps!
|Brand||Leaktite||HDX||Leaktite||The Home Depot|
|Name||2 gal. Bucket||5 gal. Mixing Bucket in Natural||5 gal. 70mil Food Safe Bucket White||5 Gal. Homer Bucket (3-Pack)|
|Container Size||2 Gallon||5 Gallon||5 Gallon||5 Gallon|
|Material||Plastic||HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)||Polyethylene||Plastic|
|Features||Durable Construction||Durable Construction,Graduation Markings||Durable Construction,Heavy-Duty Handles,Reinforced Ribs||Durable Construction|
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