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ssdtopgun:
If the food is being stored in Mylar bags are the orange 5 gallon buckets at Home Depot ok to use?

Thanks!




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DeltaEchoVictor:

--- Quote from: ssdtopgun on December 23, 2008, 12:30:51 AM ---If the food is being stored in Mylar bags are the orange 5 gallon buckets at Home Depot ok to use?

Thanks!


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Hopefully these two semi-related topics will shed some light on your question.

one_third:
Here is a post that goes into quite a bit of detail concerning the different types of food grade plastics.

http://hitrizeit.blogspot.com/2007/10/food-grade-plastic.html

Spamity Calamity:
Yup if its being stored in Mylar its just fine. The bucket is just there to protect the mylar from being torn in storage or little creatures nibbling on your preps. Home Depot orange buckets are HDPE 2 plastic which is what is used for food grade buckets. However technically they are not food grade because they have that orange dye as stated here http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/plastics.html but again if the food is in mylar it doesnt matter.

John Q Public:
I cannot remember for the life of me.....Storage buckets that are rated for food are the HPCE Type #2 plastic, correct?

If so, then the best deal going on them would be at Home Depot for their orange "Homer" buckets.  I believe that they are around $3.99 per unit and there would be no shipping costs. Plus, I have some Home Depot gift cards left over from Christmas.....Which would make them free to me.  :D

If not, would they still be safe to use with Mylar liners and a gamma seal lid?

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