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  1. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    For ages I've used mixing tubs from anywhere, the generic sort. Can anyone recommend one that's durable for the long term. The handles always break after a month or two and I nearly came a cropper last time. I don't want to risk that carrying a bucket of slc up some ones stairs. Are the Rubi ones any good ?
     
  2. pdc

    pdc Only a Handyman... Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    I use JAR ones from the Chinese shop, made in Spain!
     
  3. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    I use Gorilla tubs for everything. Got the smallest right up to the monster sized for levelling
     
  4. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Are they any better than the none brands Geoff ?
     
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  5. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    They dont appear to weaken at the handles and do appear to last longer. I gave a couple of my old ones to my wife for the gardening a couple of years ago and she has since bought some cheap copies. They are stored in the shed (often left out in all weather) and the copies have all broken whereas the gorillas are still going strong
     
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  6. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    I prefer bal or tilemaster mixing tubs. I used to use gorilla tubs but prefer the others now.
     
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  7. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    I got a rubi one, been going strong for about 19months
     
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  8. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Burnley
    Gorilla tubs are good n last, the blue Jewson ones are also strong and durable, like you say generally the handles that go first on the B&Q jobbies..
     
  9. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Are they a rigid or flexible plastic?
     
  10. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Aberdeen
  11. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Rigid.
     
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  12. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Somebody said to me years ago with the gorilla type tubs it depends on the handle positioning . Some handles go up online with the tub ,these are better . Some handles poke out to the side, these are not so good because as you lift them you bend the top of the bucket which eventually leads to premature breakage .
     
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  13. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
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    Good bucket
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    Bad bucket
     
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  14. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Billy no mates. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    for what they cost Andy, just buy a new one ever couple of weeks and donate your old ones to a electrician with a dust pan and brush.
     
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  15. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    And they'll look at you with a blank, confused expression...

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