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Wickes 310 Litre Water Butt with Lid & Tap £9.99
Wickes 310 Litre Water Butt with Lid & Tap £9.99

Wickes 310 Litre Water Butt with Lid & Tap £9.99

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Randomly came across this whilst looking for something else.

This is advertised online but available instore only as a clearance item so I can't give any definitive information on availability.
It should be ideal those with above average water storage requirements because this is half as big again as a normal "large" butt (205 Litres) but the downside is that it's physically large, so make sure you have space (it's 940mm high by 800mm Dia).
You'll need to cut your own holes and provide your own stand (Breeze Blocks will do the job so you may well be able to put something together for little or no outlay), or you could also buy the associated stand from Wickes as well, but that doubles the cost and therefore reduces VFM.
Comes with a 5 year guarantee so seems like a pretty good deal for less than a tenner.

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Personally I'd go for a 500 litre or greater capacity because...


Wait for it...


yep you guessed it.


I like big butts and I can not lie
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shouldn't the tap be at the bottom? I have a water butt connected to my gutter and tap is at the bottom of it

Edited by: "therocksays" 7th Jun

therocksays

shouldn't the tap be at the bottom? I have a water butt connected to my … shouldn't the tap be at the bottom? I have a water butt connected to my gutter and tap is at the bottom of it



That's not a tap it's a connector for the downpipe diverter.

Only four reviews, all from five years ago, suggest that there will not be any of these, in any store, anywhere in the country.

Original Poster

I hope some do turn up because these things are normally well overpriced for what they are i.e. a bit of moulded plastic

parsimony

I hope some do turn up because these things are normally well overpriced … I hope some do turn up because these things are normally well overpriced for what they are i.e. a bit of moulded plastic


And the investment costs in raw materials tooling, machinery, staff, marketing, legislation, logistics, storage, packaging etc. But it is just an overpriced piece of moulded plastic.

parsimony

I hope some do turn up because these things are normally well overpriced … I hope some do turn up because these things are normally well overpriced for what they are i.e. a bit of moulded plastic



Wow, just realised you're kicking your own deal. lol.

Original Poster

I'm old enough to remember when plastic was the new wonder material

parsimony

I'm old enough to remember when plastic was the new wonder material



Wow! Bakelite was invented in 1907, and nitrocellulose even earlier

parsimony

I hope some do turn up because these things are normally well overpriced … I hope some do turn up because these things are normally well overpriced for what they are i.e. a bit of moulded plastic



yep, £10 is a bargain for a proper butt, I was thinking about getting a used 1000 litre IBC container for about £30.

Personally I'd go for a 500 litre or greater capacity because...


Wait for it...


yep you guessed it.


I like big butts and I can not lie

[quote=arch68]Personally I'd go for a 500 litre or greater capacity because...\x0d\x0aWait for it...\x0d\x0ayep you guessed it.\x0d\x0aI like big butts and I can not lie [/quote]\x0d\x0aThat, Sir, is gold pressed latinum right there

parsimony

I hope some do turn up because these things are normally well overpriced … I hope some do turn up because these things are normally well overpriced for what they are i.e. a bit of moulded plastic



A bit of moulded plastic strong enough to hold 310 litres (i.e. 310 kg) without buckling or being weakened by UV.

Looks like a giant bucket, shame there is no picture with lid on to see what it looks like

phoned customer service.
this is an obsolete item and stores do not stock it any more.
good luck!

Nice Butt!!! Voted hot!

Make sure it's secure if u have little ones! The weight of the butt with water would kill them

Is there a lid?

aym280

Is there a lid?



Yes, it has! Good find!

looks just like a big clumsey bin.

Original Poster

I suppose we're more used to these being barrel shaped but there's no reason it has to be that way!

None in Uxbridge

I might get this Butt, I was gogin to nip in for a Ballcock anyway

my store have not had green buts for some time, just black.
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