This UN rated (UN1A1/Y2.5/250) 5 gallon black tight head steel pail has a spout opening for easy product dispensing and has a rust inhibitor. Rust inhibitor slows the oxidation process prior to filling and is not intended to act as a lining. This closed head round bucket features 26 (top, bottom), 28 (body) gauge steel construction, which is thick and strong.

Key benefits:
  • Made of heavy-duty carbon steel with a spout opening for easy dispensing of product
  • 5 gallon capacity
  • UN Certification of UN1A1/Y2.5/250 for liquids
  • Non-removable top is ideal for products that require a higher UN rating
  • Strong galvanized steel handle
  • Straight sided, stackable design
  • Rust inhibitor prevents the pail from rusting prior to being filled and is not intended to act as a lining

Pails vs. Buckets
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Additional Information

More Information
Capacity5 gal.
Weight3.214 lbs.
Case Dimensions13" L x 13" W x 33" H
Pallet Pack84 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 36" W x 52" H
Pallet Weight154.272 lbs.
Country of ManufactureCanada
ClosureTight Head (Closed)
Steel Gauge26/28/26 (Top/Body/Bottom)
FittingsRieke Opening
UN Rating LiquidUN1A1/Y2.5/250
Please note this clearance item is final and is not eligible for return.
Q & A
Customer Questions
Is this container leak proof and food grade?
This container is not food grade and should not be used to package food products. While tight head containers are designed to be leakproof, we cannot guarantee that it will never leak. If you would like to test this container's leakproof capabilities, you can request a sample.
What are the torque requirements of this 5-gallon tight head steel pail for hazardous materials (gasoline)?
Thank you for your inquiry. This drum can only be fitted with a compatible Rieke Flexspout, Part #26WRIE that is attached with a crimping tool, such as Part #26WRIC or Part #26WRID . I will send closing instructions for this drum in a separate message. Thank you for your interest in The Cary Company.
What is a tight head steel pail typically used for?
Tight head pails can be used to store chemicals, solvents, lubricants, adhesives, and more. Available linings include a rust inhibitor enamel (Unlined), Epoxy Phenolic Lining, Gold Phenolic Lining, and Pigmented Phenolic Lining.
Are all your tight head steel pails UN rated?
Yes, all of The Cary Company’s tight head steel pails are UN rated.
What kind of closures are compatible with tight head steel pails?
The kind of closures we offer that are compatible with tight head steel pails are flexspouts, screw caps, or 2" and 3/4" bung closures.
How many cubic feet in a 5 gallon pail?
The simple conversion of measurement of 5 gallons is 0.803 cubic feet. However, this is for the nominal capacity of the pail. The actual (overflow) capacity of a pail can vary from model to model. To calculate the full volume in cubic feet, for cylinder pails, you need to multiply π (3.14) x the pail radius (in feet) x the pail height (in feet). To calculate the volume for square pails, multiply the pail's length x width x height (in feet).
Can you ship internationally? Where are you located?
The Cary Company online ordering platform is only set up to ship within the United States. For international shipments, please contact us at 630.629.6600 or Sales@thecarycompany.com, and we will be happy to process your order. Our main warehouse and office are located in Addison, Ill. We also have warehouses in across the United States that you can see here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Do you offer labeling services?
Yes, we offer design services, as well as in-mold labeling, screen printing, label printing and application services. You can request a quote from our design team by calling 630.629.6600 or emailing Sales@TheCaryCompany.com. For more information regarding the services we offer, please go to our Design Services page. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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