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MINIATUS

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Please help
I have 2-60 gal food grade olive barrels. I have bleached ,disinfected them and rinse them 3 times. I still have a very slight smell of olives but not unless you stick your head in the barrel. Has anyone tried this or know for sure it would greatly be appreciated.

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What are the Barrels made if, I think that any porus materials need to be carefully watched, otherwise after all that you should be ok, I guess a TDS reading may also help if you have one.
 

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Min if you bleached them well thye should be ok. just make sure thier rinsed well of the bleach. whats the plan with them??

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MINIATUS

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Mike, I want them to store my RO/DI and prepared salt water.
If they work it will save a lot of time.

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Yea sounds good, if their plastic and you have bleached thema nd rinced well you should be fine.

I do the same with kalk. by the barrel baby


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Maui1

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I save my water in those same type barrels.
Kinda reddish brown plastic?
Have em on wheels in the basement with a pump in it to do the transfer to the tanks.
Works great.
 

MINIATUS

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Maui1 said:
I save my water in those same type barrels.
Kinda reddish brown plastic?
Works great.
Thats them alright. Thanks for the info. At $8. Canadian I should pick up some more of .

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I'm starting to figure all that out, the more tubs, containers the better lol! Just wash well, I had a problem of not doing that, churnd out high TDS readings on a tub that I was continously using.
 

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I am picking up a food grade 60 gallon barrell from a guy in Portland, it use to house vinegar. So I should be fine if I rinse it well. It was cheap also. I can't wait to store my water in it, verses the numerous containers, buckets and the trash can (rubbermaid) I had been storing my water in.
 

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Yea its actually better to use old plastic barrels then it is to use the new ones. New barrel/buckets are coated in plastisizers (a form of Phosphate).

Mike
 
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