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Fourteen Uses for a 55-Gallon Barrel

I like things that can be used for multiply purposes and a 55-gallon barrel is a good example.  Both plastic and metal ones have their uses, some of which overlap.  Now these are by no means all the possible uses, I am sure everyone of you can think up at least one more.

  • Gasoline Storage,  55 gallon barrels make great storage containers for gasoline, but you do need to rotate the gas regularly  Bulk Storage of Gasoline and Diesel  The downside to them is the weight, they are hard to move in an emergency.
  • Water Storage I have used the plastic ones for water storage for many years with no problem.
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