Link for cheap HDPE Scepter jugs - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 1 Week Ago   #1
 
Portland, Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 29
Link for cheap HDPE Scepter jugs

Hey folks, I was looking to upgrade my water jugs to the Scepter style jugs as I really like the cap and got tired of the cheaper ones leaking from the relief cap. I came across (https://www.grainger.com/product/53YJ23) and we had a local pickup in PDX. I think it is some kind of inventory listing error as I ordered (2) priced at $28 each and they are in fact HDPE Scepter water jugs like pictured. The same ones that usually sell for $50-60. So if anyone else is looking to pick some up, there you go!

TboneCooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 1 Week Ago   #2
 
athelake's Avatar
 
Newman Lake, Washington
Paddling Since: 2010
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 175
I bought mine from LCI. They are a non-profit and are the largest employer of blind folks in the US. They are identical to Scepter. You can get two of them for $48 and free shipping.

https://www.buylci.com/water-can-5-gallon.html
athelake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #3
 
steamboat springs, Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 33
+1 to this ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by athelake View Post
I bought mine from LCI. They are a non-profit and are the largest employer of blind folks in the US. They are identical to Scepter. You can get two of them for $48 and free shipping.

https://www.buylci.com/water-can-5-gallon.html
sonofdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 1 Week Ago   #4
 
MT4Runner's Avatar
 
Kalispell, Montana
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by TboneCooper View Post
Hey folks, I was looking to upgrade my water jugs to the Scepter style jugs as I really like the cap and got tired of the cheaper ones leaking from the relief cap. I came across (https://www.grainger.com/product/53YJ23) and we had a local pickup in PDX. I think it is some kind of inventory listing error as I ordered (2) priced at $28 each and they are in fact HDPE Scepter water jugs like pictured. The same ones that usually sell for $50-60. So if anyone else is looking to pick some up, there you go!
The Grainger link says the manufacturer is "Ability One", which is a government program to provide employment for people with disabilities, so I assume not dissimilar to LCI?


https://www.abilityone.gov/

Is LCI private?

Edit: answered my own question. LCI works under the AbilityOne program.
https://www.buylci.com/about-lc-industries
MT4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #5
 
carmen, Idaho
Paddling Since: 1988
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 32
Have you ever tried the Aqua Tamer? I have had 4 of them for a long time and they have held up well - 2 survived a flip at Crystal. They are so much easier to use than the others.
nolichuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #6
 
MT4Runner's Avatar
 
Kalispell, Montana
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by nolichuck View Post
Have you ever tried the Aqua Tamer? I have had 4 of them for a long time and they have held up well - 2 survived a flip at Crystal. They are so much easier to use than the others.
Do you invert the lids for transport? I don't like to stick a dirty nozzle into my clean water...but could be washed/bleach dipped after filling before sealing.

I've been running mine next to my cooler and leave the nozzles up.
MT4Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #7
 
carmen, Idaho
Paddling Since: 1988
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 32
I leave the lids up and have had no problems. They are strapped to decks on top of my cat tubes. It makes it easy if someone needs to top off during the day.
nolichuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #8
 
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
I tried the LCI jugs, and the lids consistently cross-threaded. They never sealed correctly and were a PITA to deal with. Sent them back. Got the ones from Lexington and never regretted spending the extra $$.
diamondheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #9
 
Portland, Oregon
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by diamondheart View Post
I tried the LCI jugs, and the lids consistently cross-threaded. They never sealed correctly and were a PITA to deal with. Sent them back. Got the ones from Lexington and never regretted spending the extra $$.


Well, hell...I just ordered a couple from LCI last night. Hopefully they will work just fine.
paor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #10
 
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by paor View Post
Well, hell...I just ordered a couple from LCI last night. Hopefully they will work just fine.

I think it's kind of a crap shoot. Many folks seem to have theirs work just fine. Probably more of a QC issue. Good luck!
diamondheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.