Flexi buckets

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by teabreak, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    One of the best tools ever is the flexi bucket/trug.

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    They used to be super tough, made of recycled tyres mostly, but now they are really cheap and nasty made of poor quality polythene. Does anyone know of a good quality product the will not split after a few months use please?
     
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  2. WillyEckerslike

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    Sospan raised this a while back IIRC. I also think he found a solution at an equine supplies store. Those tubs are designed to take a kicking. I'll try to find the thread
     
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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

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  4. WillyEckerslike

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    That's the one thanks. Couldn't find it using my phone.
     
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  5. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

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  6. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    First flexi tub I bought must have been at least 20 years ago and I thought it was the best tool ever.
    It was a yellow very flexible tub and lasted a few years I think.
    Ever since then they have all been splitting.
    Got some recently though which seem good. Will post a link if I can find their brand. Think they are British.
     
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  7. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    Thanks I may give the Screwfix one a try, but I will wait to see if Heat can find a link first.
    Thank you Heat be grateful if you can as you are pleased with them.

    Thought there was an old thread but gave up looking for it;)
     
  8. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    I should warn you I have looked after my 2 new flexi tubs so far, therefore they might not be much better than the rest.
    Wouldn’t it be great if we could buy hard wearing quality stuff, even if it did cost 3 or 4 times the price initially?
    Going now to check if I can find a name on them.
     
  9. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Look on the bottom of them...:eek::D
     
  10. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    Mine are called Plastic Forde
    and have PE-LD code for material type. Actually Spanish, so I was wrong.
    So I think you are best going for the more expensive type.
     
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  11. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    Thanks Heat:)
     
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  12. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    I see it is made of low density polyethylene by the lettering code, so probably going to split if abused.
    I am trying to take care of mine, so can’t say how long they will last.
    I might go for the SF tubs later
     
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  13. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    Yes, I got a lot of animal feed buckets which are useful for hauling rubble into skips - they are quite heavy but take a pounding

    I also got these - the metal handles work but don't stay on long. If I have an SF order and it is below a voucher or promotion threshold I top up the orders with these. B&Q also do them in singles
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    https://www.screwfix.com/p/active-ultimate-builders-tub-26ltr-black-3-pack/4103k
     
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  14. teabreak

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  15. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    The one you mentioned above and the feed skip is like the ones I have. Really tough but quite heavy but withstand a lot of abuse.
     
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  16. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    Ordered one it came today from Red Gorilla, looks sturdy nice chunky handles that will not cut into your hands and nicely flexible.
    They also do a vinyl heavy duty one which I ordered too, it looks strong but the rubber one looks better in my opinion. ;)
     
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