Cheap Water Butts?

Anyone know of where I can get a cheap-ish water butt?

Ours has two leaks and I've tried to seal them but no go.

Tried special tape, silicone, even some special paint but the splits just won't seal. One is underneath, which is quite large, the other is near the tap, which I did melt back together with a soldering iron. The latter seems to have worked a little, but the water is just coming right out the bottom.

Thinking a new one would just be easier in the long run. Only need the container / tap but as I already have a downpipe connector.

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  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    We have a small chain diy shops in the south west that sell good ones at a good price. But only from spring onwards.
    Possibly bnq or wicks just possibily but again seasonal. Worth looking online.
    Our local water company sells them. Have you tried yours? They have some interesting extra bits too.
    The garden centre stocks them year round but cost more.

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    FarwayFarway Forumite
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    edited 1 November 2021 at 10:04AM
    twopenny said:
    We have a small chain diy shops in the south west that sell good ones at a good price. But only from spring onwards.
    Possibly bnq or wicks just possibily but again seasonal. Worth looking online.
    Our local water company sells them. Have you tried yours? They have some interesting extra bits too.
    The garden centre stocks them year round but cost more.
    This in bold, and maybe local council. I got mine from the water "board", worth looking

  • CoffeekupCoffeekup Forumite
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    Wilkinson's do the cheapest i found, £25 for a 200 ltr iirc.
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    EfficianEffician Forumite
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    edited 1 November 2021 at 11:34AM
    We use the big blue 200+ litre barrels , you can often find them on FB for under a tenner.  Got fed up with the diy store ones splitting which they are prone to if they freeze when full of water.
    Fit an outdoor brass tap to it & you've got a water butt for life.

  • edited 1 November 2021 at 12:08PM
    twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    edited 1 November 2021 at 12:08PM
    I inherited a dustbin when I moved.
    Painted it to match the house and collect all the water running cold while waiting for hot and tip it in the bin. Top on so no mossies.
    Amazing how much it holds and is convenient to the big pots. I can move it somewhere else if I want.
    Saves a lot of money on the water bill.

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  • edited 1 November 2021 at 12:14PM
    EfficianEffician Forumite
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    edited 1 November 2021 at 12:14PM
    twopenny said:
    I inherited a dustbin when I moved.
    Painted it to match the house and collect all the water running cold while waiting for hot and tip it in the bin. Top on so no mossies.
    Amazing how much it holds and is convenient to the big pots. I can move it somewhere else if I want.
    Saves a lot of money on the water bill.
    Yep no tap needed.
    We collect off the shed & polytunnel. For speed watering we never use the tap , just dunk the w/can into the w/butt.
  • anotheruseranotheruser Forumite
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    Good shoult on the local water company - £43 delivered for a 200L one, or about £46 for a 227L version.
    B&Q = £47 for 210L
    Wilko don't do a larger version.

    Wickes is alright, 210L at £38, but I get 10% off so that seems to be the best deal for a new one.
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    Try www.evengreener.com
  • edited 23 November 2021 at 7:50PM
    MysteryMeMysteryMe Forumite
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    edited 23 November 2021 at 7:50PM
    Many councils offer subsidized compost bins and water butts. Try getcomposting.com and type in your postcode to see if yours does this. For example mine is offering a 200 litre water butt, inc stand, tap and water diverter for £18.99 plus £9.99 postage
  • Grumpy_chapGrumpy_chap Forumite
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    Worth looking on Freecycle.
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