ALDI Instore from 26th April 100 Litre (Slim?) Water Butt Set £19.99 (includes tap, four part stand and downpipe filler kit)
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ALDI Instore from 26th April 100 Litre (Slim?) Water Butt Set £19.99 (includes tap, four part stand and downpipe filler kit)

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Found 21st Apr 2012
From Thursday 26 April

Green Water Butt and lid complete with tap, four part stand and downpipe filler kit. Made from recycled material. Compact for smaller gardens.Fits round or square downpipes. Easy access tap.

These have been similar price at Argos and Asda, but they haven't always had stock, so posting this deal as well.
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Good price for a good item, I bought one of these last year from Argos for the same price, and have been very happy with it.
If only my wife's butt was so slim..........
heheh - good one siadwel ;D
Does anybody know how easy these are to fit to the pipe - what tools would I need to do it or is it a job best left to a tradesman? Once fitted, is the connection secure enough or does it cause a slight leak/drip?
All you need is a hacksaw to cut through the downpipe,but read the instructions carefully as it has to be cut at the right level relative to the butt's top, so that water will flow in and overflow out properly. No tradesman needed.
terriclarkfan

All you need is a hacksaw to cut through the downpipe,but read the … All you need is a hacksaw to cut through the downpipe,but read the instructions carefully as it has to be cut at the right level relative to the butt's top, so that water will flow in and overflow out properly. No tradesman needed.



Thankyou for the reply.
I will warn people though, the fitting kit that comes with it is for the smaller type of drain pipe and will not connect to the larger guttering type pipes.
I think you can tell your water company that you save surface drainage water in butts instead of letting it run into the drains, and they should knock money off your water bill.

Should pay for itself in no time!
lukehunter69

I think you can tell your water company that you save surface drainage … I think you can tell your water company that you save surface drainage water in butts instead of letting it run into the drains, and they should knock money off your water bill.Should pay for itself in no time!

I'm afraid it's not as simple as that. You have to show that NONE of your rain water goes into the sewers, so not only do you need to intercept all downpipes, but this arrangement wouldn't qualify anyway as the water continues along its original route once the butts are full.

Besides which, it's a very small amount that you save IIRC.
same price argos ! now
What a nice slim butt! Now that's something my g/f hasn't heard in a while.
Same price in argos but... out of stock everywhere! will be dropping into Aldi to try and get this. heat
I like big butts and I cannot lie......so not one for me but voted hot for the price!
OUT OF STOCK EVERY WHERE
Humm doesn't say frost proof in the OP.

Had similar to these in HomeBargains and iirc about £12 but didn't fancy a plastic stand. Also try to feel them if you can to gauge the thickness of the material. A lot of bad reviews of some Sankey water butts. I got to feel the main 3 Sankey models and the thickness in material was pretty surprising. Ultimately went for the standard 210 litre jobba from b&q for £29. Looks like a barrel rather than slim or tapered Sankey ones. Oh and also says frost proof.
You might also need to make a hole in the side of the water butt for the pipe to go in (you did for a similar butt I fitted the other day). The plastic is fairly soft so you might be able to bodge it with a knife, but a 25mm drill bit would be better.
You can purchase the same one from Homebargains for £14.99. I purchased one three weeks ago. My local had two instock.
I'm going to fill mine with petrol, just in case there is a strike now or n the next 20 years... Govt told me to do it..when are Aldi doing jerry cans?
Mains water is about £4 a cubic metre, give or take a little.

A 100l water but will therefore hold about 40 p worth of water. You need to fill & empty it 50 times just to break even. Lets hope it lasts for years.
Banned
Would a hack saw get through a cast iron down pipe?
Got loads of water in Newcastle thanks
Similar product to wickes/argos however they are all out of stock everywhere, i've just ordered 2 earlier on today from a website for £57 and now seen this

good buy

My main reason for buying is to use my pressure washer during the hosepipe ban.
Edited by: "mail28" 23rd Apr 2012
lumoruk

Would a hack saw get through a cast iron down pipe?

Yes, if it has the right (bi-metal) blade. Or use an angle grinder (with disc for metal).
Meathotukdeals

Humm doesn't say frost proof in the OP.

All plastic water-butts will be frost proof.
mcuk

Rainwater is useful for watering plants that prefer acidic soil.



Not just that. i tried dunking my plants in water in the greenhouse. after a few months i was getting salts building up on the compost surface. apparently greenhouse lettuce growers and the like..oh cack forgot the term..something like flood or flush the beds...with rainwater for the same reason. I am hoping using rainwater will cut down on the salts.

also secretly hoping to get a small aquarium and all the nicest fish seem to like soft slightly acidic water.
pibpob

All plastic water-butts will be frost proof.



in theory but going by the reviews, some of the sankey butts are not even waterproof as they leak from cracks. cracked plastic at room temp, then holding water that freezes (expands) ain't my idea of dependability. then again i'm one of those people who builds thing to last and come through a nuclear winter.

I looked at some of the larger wall mounted containers but frightening costs.
lumoruk

Would a hack saw get through a cast iron down pipe?


+1

Pretty sure we'd need brackets above and below the chopped section to support the down pipe, anyone?
lumoruk

Would a hack saw get through a cast iron down pipe?

Pretty sure we'd need brackets above and below the chopped section to … Pretty sure we'd need brackets above and below the chopped section to support the down pipe, anyone?


Answered in my above post #25

If no bracket on one side, you'd need one. Otherwise, depends how wobbly the resulting cut pieces are.
Edited by: "pibpob" 24th Apr 2012
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