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Dry Bucket Photos
© 2006

1. LEFT: This is a 5-gallon bucket cut off at the bottom ring with a saber saw. I have already laid out the bottom rectangular opening and cut it out with the saw. If you have a saw with 2 speeds, use the lowest speed because the blade really chews through the soft plastic very fast.

In this photo, you can see that I have laid out the pattern for the opening for the left arm hole. I used the outside (largest) hole because I used an extra-large pair of gloves used in the handling of hazardous waste material. Home Depot: $14.00 a pair.

The outline of the hole and all 14 screw points are marked with black Magic Marker. The right side hole is also laid out, but cannot be seen in this photo.

2. RIGHT: The bucket with all three holes cut into it. By cutting down the top, I kept the amount of air trapped inside to a minimum, while leaving enough room for the gloves and all the KFM items to be kept inside.

Only the rectangular piece of the bucket should be kept to reseal the opening. The oval pieces may be discarded. Small holes, (about 1/16") are drilled in the center of each mark for the screws to attach the glove sleeves.

3. LEFT: One glove is installed in the right side of the bucket. Start by pushing a large needle through the glove to start the flat-topped screw in the top hole. Line up the screw with the hole, and set the screw firmly into the bucket. Next, do the same thing with the bottom hole. Fold the glove in half to find the bottom mark.

All the screws are installed in the order shown on the template.

Do the other glove the same way.

4. RIGHT: Both gloves are installed in the opening. If the glue hasn't set right, slowly back out the screws and squeeze more glue under the sleeve. Re-tighten the screws and press the material and glue into the bucket. Let it dry over night.

Seal the doorway with duct tape. Attach the clear plastic top.