I had this whole post on plastics and cancer and then my computer crashed. :doh: To those who are offended I'm sorry. However, keep in mind that dioxins found in burnt plastic fumes are a well known carcinogen plain and simple. When you endanger your own life, have at it. Nevertheless, when you do the same to others by exposing toxic smoke to the air than shame on you. Ignorance and arrogance does not give any one individual the right to tarnish the rest of every one else's health. Clearly bragging about burning plastic carboys in an open fire simply shows no regards to even his or her own health. This is why I put it bluntly, 'honestly enjoy cancer'.
The disease is a tragic one that I have witnessed, first hand, on multiply accounts. From what affects it has on the patient, to how the families suffer for their loved ones, or simply how it takes a toll on both family and patient alike over time. More importantly, it has shown me how the human spirit is the strongest thing anyone of us posses. Through thick and thin, the fight goes on for better or worse.
However, in the name of not high jacking this thread, I believe the subject was 'Collecting WVO -- 5 gal plastic bucket?'.
Several people have done it using just that, a 5 gallon bucket. By all means if you do not have a lift gate on your truck to haul a 55 gallon drum, it tends to be the only way to actually do it. Some plastic buckets are thicker than others. Those 5 gallon orange ones from home depot are a little on the thin side in my honest opinion. My grandpa does volunteer work for his association and got me five (5) gallon buckets that they would have tossed out. They were used to hold pool chemicals, so they even came with screw on lids and even had hazard signs on them. All I did was wash them out good with soap and water. I find them to work great for holding WVO and have had no problems with hot oil. My Thai joint I currently go to dumps the oil in hot and I pick tehm up at room temp. The buckets honestly have just started to be used but currently I have seen no warping what so ever. Find some good used ones that you can clean out before you go off and buy some.