How to replace the plastic barrel on your Menards plastic barrels

When you buy plastic barrels in Menards you might expect them to be stainless steel or chrome plated.These days however, they are not.Menards plastics are designed to be airtight plastic and have an airtight seal around the edge of the plastic tube.The plastic tube is then filled with a small amount of the airtight polymer […]

‘I want the barrel to leak’: Man says his plastic barrel is leaking

A man in Pennsylvania who says his barrel bungs are leaking is taking his case to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.A plastic barrel bung that he claims leaks plastic from the bottom of the bung is in the family’s home, and he wants the agency to investigate.But the plastic barrel that he has installed is […]

When the sky is dark, the sea is quiet: Airtight plastic bottles are perfect for underwater living

When it’s dark, it’s difficult to see the stars.And when the sun comes out, it can be hard to tell what’s going on in the ocean.So when it comes to aquaponic farming, a few simple ideas can help.But first, a quick primer on the science of aquaponica.Aquaponics is the science and practice of growing plants […]

How to make your own airtight plastic rainwater bottles

Plastic rainwater cans, airtight glass bottles, and other plastic rain water canisters are all good, but if you want the best of both worlds, you’ll need to buy the stuff in bulk.The result of a study conducted by the University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council, the plastic bottles have a high density, making […]

How to Use Plastic Barrels

In an effort to make sure your plastic barrel is secure and reusable, here are some tips to keep it in tip-top shape.Plastic Barrel Tips:1.Keep the lid closed.Plastic barrels are generally used to store liquids and to store plastic bags.But if you are using plastic barrels to store the contents of a water bottle, it […]