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Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby hurleyjd » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:34 am

I salvaged a 300 gal trough by lining it with line-x truck bed liner. The installer charged be $150. Thickness looks to be about .09 to .10.
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Re: Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby slick4591 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:12 am

I won't buy another as I'm looking for a trash container big enough to handle the one I already have.
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Re: Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:01 am

slick4591 wrote:I won't buy another as I'm looking for a trash container big enough to handle the one I already have.


I get them free all the time. I plastic weld them and they are fine. You can get the plastic rods and weld them like new. However I wont buy one new .
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Re: Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby slick4591 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:53 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
slick4591 wrote:I won't buy another as I'm looking for a trash container big enough to handle the one I already have.


I get them free all the time. I plastic weld them and they are fine. You can get the plastic rods and weld them like new. However I wont buy one new .


Mine are not free and I won't spend the money on patching them up. My generic fiberglass one has lasted longer.
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Re: Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:23 pm

slick4591 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
slick4591 wrote:I won't buy another as I'm looking for a trash container big enough to handle the one I already have.


I get them free all the time. I plastic weld them and they are fine. You can get the plastic rods and weld them like new. However I wont buy one new .


Mine are not free and I won't spend the money on patching them up. My generic fiberglass one has lasted longer.


:lol: I understand... I often thought about making a concrete form and make some troughs out of concrete. I have an tall concrete trough I love that thing but you cant move it.
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Re: Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby farmerjan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:46 pm

If you are getting them for free then fixing makes sense as long as it doesn't cost what new would. I prefer the TSC black rubber ones over the Rubbermaid. Think they are "tough Stuff" or something like that. They are supposed to be recycled materials, but are not as brittle in the cold. I have several 110 gal and the 40 gal ones. The 40 gal ones are a little taller than the rubbermaid 50 gal ones and the little calves don't try to walk in them as much. The black draws the heat in the winter and they melt the ice quicker than the rubbermaid ones and don't crack.
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Re: Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby jedstivers » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:54 pm

I think I purchased one water trough in my life and that was back in the 80's. Still have it too. Bottom is rotting out so as soon as I figure where I want it permeant it's cutting a concrete bottom.
I make all mine out of throw away material.
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Re: Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby Newberry Creek » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:52 pm

J B Weld works wonders on them. Only takes a few minutes.
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Re: Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:31 pm

I hauled a busted one home about 10 years ago. I drilled the cracks and patched it with Equi Thane Super Fast, but I would bet that any 2 part epoxy would work just as well. It still holds water with no leaks.
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Re: Rubbermaid Water Trough

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:17 pm

I'm always amzed when I see threds about the quality of these troughs. I have a few, not many. All of em, I;ve had for several years, with no problems. All of mine, went through an F4 tornado, and were one of the few things that survived. I count em as some of the toughest things on the farm. The new ones, may not be as durable IDK.
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