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Old 01-11-2010, 20:10   #16
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dang i was gonna check to see if home depot has them , as the scepter ad said--- but i forgot to look-- many places to get jerry jugs here- wallys. target, car parts stores-- rv stores---many places.
I hate the spouts I've seen on the new one's I've seen at Depot and Lowes. Speaking of which, I can't even find the spout to replace the one that the idiot kid at the fuel dock dumped in the water on one of my diesel jugs.

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Scepter makes black ones for the military. Black ones keep all UV out, which lets the water keep forever, and never get swampy. Black plastic lasts a whole lot longer( I have some black poly which has been out in the sun since 1976 and is still as good as the day I put it there.)
Only the tall one's, though, not the short fatty I'm looking for. UV isn't a huge issue for me, as I don't plan on storing them on deck.

Doesn't really matter, though.I'm having trouble finding anyplace that still sells them in the US.
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Old 01-11-2010, 20:16   #17
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Scepter makes black ones for the military. Black ones keep all UV out, which lets the water keep forever, and never get swampy. Black plastic lasts a whole lot longer( I have some black poly which has been out in the sun since 1976 and is still as good as the day I put it there.)
wait a minute...I thought UV light was used to kill organisms in water. How does shielding water from UV help?
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The color coding is as follows: red= gasoline, yellow= diesel and blue = KEROSENE (though is also use for water)
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Old 02-11-2010, 13:02   #19
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Intense UV kills bugs , mild UV is necessary for plant growth. The last time I crossed the Pacific, I kept water in Baja bags. The dark blue ones had green water in after a few weeks, the black ones kept the water fresh indefinitely.
It is common knowledge in the islands that if you keep the sunlight out of rain water , it will keep, let the sun shine in and it will turn green in a few days.
Black Scepter cans have a hole big enough to get your hand in and scrub the inside by hand any time. They are extremely tough.
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Go to the supermarket and buy 5 litres of water and they give you for free a brand new sealed container to take it home in! And the best bit is that this crazy offer is the same all round the world!!!!! You may have to hold your eggs in your hand but you don't have to cup them to cary your water
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Go to the supermarket and buy 5 litres of water and they give you for free a brand new sealed container to take it home in! And the best bit is that this crazy offer is the same all round the world!!!!! You may have to hold your eggs in your hand but you don't have to cup them to cary your water
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Chris,

IMO

Try to stick with the correct color.

What is the deal with the short fat ones?

These are the tall ones -
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And pay for water Mark? Crazy!

With the way the discussion is going, I guess I should mention, I'm just using these to jug it, when I don't feel like moving the mothership, not for long term storage. And they'll be stored in a locker anyway, so sun/UV won't be an issue.
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water jugs

Chris,

Try campmor.com, I use these:

Reliance Beverage Buddy Water Container BPA-Free, 80925 | Group Containers | Water Containers | GEAR | items from Campmor.

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I can't believe after all this, I found them at West. Just be sure to make them match this price. And they do appear to be the exact same color as the water ones...and BBPA free.
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I use Amazon.com: Coleman Water Carrier (5-Gallon, Blue): Sports & Outdoors to bring water to our boat on the mooring. Seems to work well for us. It is a couple dollars less expensive at Dicks sporting goods http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...168004.1159700

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Re: Where Can I Find Jerry Jugs for Water ?

I found a wide variety of potable water jugs at a feed store, 15gal cost me $30, 6gal were about $10
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Re: Where Can I Find Jerry Jugs for Water ?

We buy ours in regular stores. Chandleries sell the same stuff at 3x the price.

Plain white 5 gallon (20 liter) tank is 10 bucks apiece (polypropylene I think). If stored on the deck make nice acrylic jackets for yours - they will last almost indefinitely.

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Re: Where Can I Find Jerry Jugs for Water ?

You could buy the yellow ones and paint them blue with the spray paint that bonds with plastic.
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Re: Where Can I Find Jerry Jugs for Water ?

RV and camper/camping stores all have them for much more reasonable prices than marine stores.
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