Erik wrote:Believe me, you want to make sure your barrels are exactly where you want them before you fill them with water, because once they're full, they aren't moving anywhere. I can't move 450 pounds. Can you? Once they're full, add 1/4 cup unscented bleach, and you're good to go for a few years of storage.
It's funny you should say that. My second job when I was 21 was in a chemical plant, mixing batches of intumescent goop. One of the constituents of that goop was a thin, watery version of that white glue children use at school. It came in those blue barrels and we had to load them onto the filling rack once every two weeks or so. One guy could do it but it was VERY hard work. Two was easier and involved pivots, broom-handle levers and a modified sack-barrow.
And that was just the Vinamul. I'll leave out the disgusting Revacryl or Chlorinated Paraffin.
Suffice it to say, it's movable alone but not recomended.
Those Water-Cooler tanks were my original emergency solution for water at work if there was a disaster. Unforutunately they've since gone over to mains-fed coolers. If I see any of the bottles around I'll be sure to grab them.