The iconic Homer Bucket 5-Gallon Orange Buckets is ideal for any household or professional job. The all purpose container is constructed for plastic for durability. Each plastic bucket is orange and features the logo of The Home Depot.
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95%of customersrecommend this product103 of 108reviews
Rating Breakdown116 reviews
95%of customersrecommend this product103 of 108reviews
It's been a hot summer and I need something quick, and cheap to help me water a lot of tree saplings I planted last spring. I drilled a small hole in the bottom side of these buckets to help with this job. The handles are handling the weight of the water just fine. I put a large rock in each one to help hold them down after the water was gone. The buckets are handling the rocks fine also. The trees I am using this system on are looking better than the ones I use a sprinkler on. For the price, I don't believe you can beat these buckets. Would rather they be white as the orange really stands out in the yard. But that's my only downside right now. No big deal.
Best buckets for projects I have ever found. The softer plastic takes a lot of abuse without cracking. I use the Homer buckets in gardening projects to make Earth Buckets and Dutch Buckets. Both types of planters have to be drilled or cut. I don't have to worry about the plastic cracking in big jagged lines as i am drilling the bucket, like I have had happen with several buckets from other places.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
Got two families disaster survival kits for Christmas (I know, not real personal, but darn useful if you need one) and included with each kit is a plastic toilet seat to put on their 5-gal bucket (for obvious sanitary reasons if your water service is interrupted). Instead of ordering the more expensive, plain-vanilla bucket from the prepper company, I ordered two of these because they were slightly less expensive, are a bright orange, and they say "Lets DO this" on the side. Couldn't pass 'em up!
I purchased Homer 5 gallon buckets to grow 'maters in. I used the orange Homers and found I needed a couple more, so since it was near I bought 2 Lowes white 5 gallon buckets to finish my container garden. I used the same mixture of Miracle Grow Garden Soil and composted mulch for the 'maters and have regularly fed both brand buckets with the same nutrients. As can be seen in the photo, the HD Homer buckets produce a shorter but bushier 'mater plant than the Lowes white buckets. It remains to be seen which will produce produce the best 'maters in terms of quantity and quality. ;-)
I rated 4 stars because I had to drill holes in the bottom for drainage. :-( Both companys should add a plastic bag of holes so drilling holes wouldn't be necessary.
These 5 gallon buckets are awesome. I use them for things like carrying water (no leaks!), dumping used motor oil in them, and for carrying a case or two of broken beer bottles. Broken beer bottles always punch through trash bags and cut up my wife's legs when she takes out the trash. This makes her highly annoyed and she complains about me breaking the beer bottles. I tell her that I am just helping out the glass recycler by pre-smashing the bottles for him. It is saving him a step. Anyway, the broken beer bottles can't cut through the tough plastic shell of these 5 gallon buckets.
The only thing these buckets don't seem to be good for are cooking beans over an open fire. These buckets are not fire proof, and trying to eat beans covered in melted plastic will just make your kids cry.
These buckets are great. You can't beat a good bucket (unless of course you are a drummer). And they are orange too! You can fill them up with stuff and then dump them out. They're great. If your bedroom has an Autumn motif, might I suggest you turn over a bucket, thus making a terrific night stand. If I were you I would order ten thousand of these babies, they're worth it.
I spent years of my life looking for "the right bucket". After long last i found it. the bucket of my dreams. It was round, and orange. It held stuff just as ide hoped. It held water, it held sand. It is "the bucket". No one can compair to my bucket. We just finished our family photos (me and the bucket). Thank you home depot for making the magic of "the bucket" happen.
The lids were a LIFESAVER! I used these buckets to move my very large fish tank contents - lots of delicate fish - over 50 miles from my home. Everyone survived, nothing spilled, and the transportation was seamless and budget-friendly.
We purchase a more expensive pail for ink mixing and storage from a speciality vendor. We needed a pail to make available to our employees that was less expensive but equally durable on the production floor. I like the visibility when you need a bucket to catch something in, but the reasonable cost was the selling point.
Well, they are buckets. They do what they are supposed to do & the price was good. At $7.02 for a 3-pack of buckets, they are cheaper than the $2.78 5-gal grey bucket at Lowe's, & the blue buckets at Wal-Mart. The 98-cent orange lids are sturdier than the thinner & more expensive grey lid at Lowe's & the white lid at Wal-Mart.
I made the mistake of picking up 5 buckets at Lowes because of convenience (my porcelain and grout was purchased there). EVERY Lowes bucket either split at the bottom or on the sides during the mixing of mortar and grout. NONE of the replacement HD buckets split! The HD buckets are far superior!