plastic drums

Q: Recently we bought 30 gallon plastic drum. When we comes up to seal the top cover with ring, there is a small metal piece to lock the ring. Where can we get that metal pieces?

A: We would be happy to send you additional locking tabs. Please call us at 203-288-3851 with your address and the quantity you require and we will get them out to you.

Q: Do you have any HDPE (Plastic) 55-gallon drums which meet DOT Packaging requirements for 1H2/Y250/S/05/USA specifications

A: The following container fits your packing group and capcity designation.
55 gallon Open head plastic drum

Q: How many gallons does a barrell hold.

A: That would depend on the barrel. Typical sizes that we stock are 55 gallons, 30 gallons, 15 gallons, and 5 gallons.

When using the term "barrel" most people are making an effort to describe the 55 gallon variety.


Q: A 30 gallon plastic drum is equivalente to 50 kg drum

A: It depends. One is a unit of measure based on a liquid volume with a density similar to water (gallons). The other is a weight based unit of measure (Kg).

To calculate the potential for equivalence we need to define a few things.
1. 1 gallon of water weighs 8.33 lbs.
2. 50 kg (2.2 lbs per kg) is equivalent to 110 lbs.

(kg X 2.2)/8.33 = approx. 13 gallons.

Your target should be a container in the 15 gallon range.

All of this supposes that your material has a density or weight per volume that is similar to the weight of water. Lighter than water you will need a larger container, heavier than water a smaller container will suffice.


Q: Do you have any dust or dusk caps (tamper evident seals) for 5-gal pails we need to re-close?

A: I see you submited this question from our plastic drums page, while your message indicates a need for 5 gallon pail seal. Please clarify what manner of container you require tamper evident seals for.



Q: do carboys come in black

A: Yes, carboys are manufactured in black.

Please call us at 203-288-3851 for more information.

As of 1/27/06 their are a number of significant changes occuring with plastic carboys that might have an impact on avaiability, please contact us for details.


Q: seeking 5lt + 25lt plastic containers new or used for non haz liquids

A: Our business is dominantly NEW containers.

We have a variety of containers in this range.

What is it you are looking for? Pails? Jars? Bottles?

What are you packing?

What are the shipping and storage conditions the package will be subjected to?

If you call us at 203-288-3851 with answers to these questions read we will be happy to assist you in matching your need to the appropriate packaging.


Q: need 5 gallon container for shipping hexlyne glycol by air freight

A: If you will send us an MSDS(Material Safety Data Sheet) for the product, we can probably make a recommendation.

Q: I am in Arizona and would very much like to purchase a HED-WPB7176 and wondered if you have a service location here?

A: We do not have a location in Arizona but we can certainly ship your order there. To give you the most relevant information we would need to know what quantity you are looking to purchase of our 5 gallon round plastic drums.

Q: I have a 55 gal blue drum with two openings in the top. One measures nearly 3" to outside threads. Within this cap is threads that measure 1" to outside of threads. The other cape is same as the one meentioned without the 1" internal threads. I nead a pump that will fit in top of drum to pump out gas. Please help. Will I need a vent in the other opening? Thanks!

A: Storing and distributing gasoline from 55 gallon drums is dangerous and not recommended, even more so if the 55 gallon blue drum you are indicating is plastic.

Are you aware that plastic drums of this nature can create a static charge.


Q: Do you have 7.5 and 15 gallon plastic buckets or drums with snap-on lids?

A: Our plastic pails go up as large as 6.5 gallons and our open head plastic drums go as low as 30 gallons. 7.5 to 15 gallon is an unusual range for open head containers.

We do stock a variety of closed head containers in these ranges but you indicated a need for "snap-on" lids.


Q: I am seeking about 12 55gal plastic drums for the use of making a floating dock in the GA. area. used, dinged and dented, no problem. can you tell me where to get some in the Northern Florida (Jacksonville) Southern Goergia area. Thanks

A: We can supply you with the drums but you might want to look in your local area to see if you can not find a drum reconditioner. They often acquire used drums many from food and chemical plants that would be usefull for this purpose and likely more cost effective.

If you are unable to find a source we can ship them to you. Estimated shipping cost per drum would be approximately $20 as of 2/21/2006 via UPS, might be less costly via an LTL carrier.


Q: Do you stock 5 gal. HDPE containers that meet DOT requirements for shipping corrosive liquids, i.e. caustic alkali. Thanks

A: UN certified packaging is made to meet a standard of performance. This does not imply suitability to package any specific product. That is the responsibility of the shipper.

Some corrosive liquids can be packaged in UN1H1/Y1.8/100 containers such as the 5 gallon Winpaks. If you send an MSDS sheet for the product, we may be able to provide less general guidance.


Q: We are a Humane Society In Independence County Arkansas, looking for open end barrels, 30 gallon, for dog shelters. What do you do with your defective barrels, can we get a consideration since we are non-profit, for such barrels. Arthur Gilbert HSIC Humane Society of Independence County 870-283-5216 Shelter 870-793-0090

A: We currently have non that are defective. But I will set you name and contact information aside as we at times we do receive a number of the drums with broken rings are that are otherwise unable to be sold.

This gives me a thought. We should write a mailing list program that informs participants of the availability of defective of close out material automatically.


Q: Which of your plastic drums are capable of storing gasoline?

A: None. We recommend steel for gasoline.

Q: How many pounds can we stack on a full, plastic, closed 55 gallon drum? How many pounds can we stack on a full, steel, closed 55 gallon drum

A: The typical rule of thumb is three high in a static warehousing condition; however, much depends on the drum, the material in the drum (both specific gravity and hazard potential), ambient temperature etc.

Q: Is it possible to get the SPP055C400UL1 plastic drum in orange or burnt orange or something close to this color?

A: This might be possible at large quantity. How many are you looking for?


A: Yes, we stock them both loose and in certified reshipper cartons.

Q: please tell me if there is a 5 gallon carboy with large screw lid almost as wide as the container that is appropriate for air freighting ? thank you

A: We stock nothing like this. Further searching for "carboys + air frieght" might yield results. Alternately you can find a HAZMAT supply company.

Q: Do the open head barrels have an airtight seal? Is there a Gasket between the head and barrel?

A: Yes they are air tight and do have a heavy gasket in the cover.

Q: Do you have 30 or 55 gal drums with spigots for emergency water storage near a residence?

A: Yes. we reommend our blue 30 and 55 gallon closed top drums with spigots or drums pumps for this application.

Q: Are the plastic drums suitable for floating docks?

A: Yes you can use closed top plastic drums for floating docks.

Q: I have a 30 gallon plastic barrel with two openings on the top: 1 is about 3 inches and the other about 1 inch. I am wanting to put a spout or spigot near the bottom of the barrel. Do you have any suggestions on how I could do this?

A: There are spigots that thread directly into the openings you describe. Is there a reason you can not simply use those opening and turn the drum on it's side as is typical when using these spigots.

Q: The barrel rides better in an upright position. It would roll if Lay it down also I want my wife to be able to use it and she is not strong enough to turn the barrel onto its side after it is filled with water.

A: Understood, in that case you would want to visit your local hardware store and explain what you are doing. They might even have a kit that provides the spigot and gaskets you would need, probably intended for some other application but it should work for what you are trying to accomplish.

Another out of the box solution might be to simply purchase a drum pump.


Q: I want a 30-gal closed lid drum to fill with water and use it as a toy for my horse. You say there is a danger of static charge?

A: I believe the warning you are alluding to regarding static charge was related to storage of gasoline in confined spaces where vapors could build up. In the context of an explosive material one should always err on the side of caution. Most plastics generate a small static charge.

I don't see how that would be a problem for you.


Q: Which of your plastic drums are capable of storing diesel fuel?

A: Diesel is probably OK in a any of our plastic drums, but I would prefer steel for long term storage. Use lined steel, as water is often present with diesel.

Q: would 4 30 gal drums work for a 10 ft by 10 ft floating dock?

A: I would not know the first thing about engineering a dock but I can tell you that those who purchase drums for this purpose seem to have an interest in the 30 gallon drums.


Q: What is the wall thickness of your 15 gallon plastic drum? I need to calculate whether it can tolerate a 20 psig overpressure. Thanks

A: These are shipping containers, not pressure vessels. They are not designed for use with a constant working pressure. Perhaps you could describe in greater detail what you are trying to accomplish?

Q: Do the 30 gl drumes have removable tops.

A: We stock both the Closed Top and Open Top. The open top drums have the removable tops you describe.

The following is the product page for the 30 gallon OH drum






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