Also today....I started to install the replacement water butts from Blackwall. I reported the problems we had with the bases collapsing a few weeks ago. They have sent me new ones as there is a 5 year guarantee on them.
Unfortunately one of them had a crushed bottom! I could go ahead and install it, but am loth to do all that work in case it does what the old buckled one does when it is full....see next picture.
So....I phoned their Freephone number and explained and a new one will soon be on it's way to me.
Thank goodness I have that skip in the drive.....I'd have a number of trips to the tip otherwise with the two old buckled ones and the new buckled one.
I have a feeling this saga could go on and on and on!
The second picture shows the full old buckled butt leaning precariously, supported by a stick. I have my Hoselok water pump working to empty it before installing the new one. That pump was a wonderful buy and enables me to move water all over the garden....and if we have a drought it will enable me to re-use the bath water too.