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post #1 of 7 Old 06-30-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Barrels

Hey,
Has anyone made barrels for barrel racing?
Haha I know it sounds weird, but I don't know how else to exlpain it.
I know you can get, uh, "normal" barrels that are meant for this, but those are really expensive in my area, and I need something a little cheaper. I was thinking maybe basic plastic garbage cans that have been painted, but I wanted to see if anyone else has different ideas.
Thanks!:)

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-30-2012, 06:32 PM
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Browse your locate craigslist for food grade 55 gallon barrels.
They're cheap and easy handle. Most will run you $10-15

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post #3 of 7 Old 06-30-2012, 06:36 PM
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^^ Agree with the above. I bought black food grade barrels and then took a stencil and spray painted them to make them all fancy. ^_^

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-30-2012, 06:40 PM
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My friends made me some kick-a$$ barrels for my birthday last year. I'll take some pictures tomorrow and post them.
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-30-2012, 07:27 PM
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THe barrels at the shows we go to are red white and blue.
We buy a blue barrel and wrap a red t-shirt and another white one around them(:

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-30-2012, 11:59 PM
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Are they doing any traffic work near by?? If so.. You have a set of barrels..
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-01-2012, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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haha DrumRunner!! XD
We have barrels like that (55g) in this area, but the lowest I could fine (price wise) was about $35, and I don't have enough money to buy three.
Any other suggestions??:/

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