Our Bucket Retainer provides a means for securing a 5-gallon bucket on a rigid platform while the contents of the bucket are mixed by a person standing on the base.
Inventor Richard E. Liedtke of Coal Valley, IL has designed a means for securing a 5-gallon bucket on a rigid platform while the contents of the bucket are mixed.
Five gallon buckets are commonly used to store and ship a wide variety of building materials. Their small size makes them ideal for transporting directly to the point of use. However, many of the materials commonly transported in such containers usually require mixing. To accomplish this task, workers use an electric mixer that drives a paddle-like device through the material. This tool transmits a great amount of torque, and in the case of thick compounds, the 5-gallon bucket is likely to turn as well. To counteract this force, many workers stand upon the edge of the pail, or brace it against a wall. This not only negatively impacts the safety of the user, but often leads to short mixing times, thus resulting in a less-than-optimum job. Inventor Liedtke has created a means by which materials in a 5-gallon container can be mixed safely and thoroughly.
This clever new invention is great for mixing paint, thin-set mortar and drywall compound. Additionally, it provides a safer mixing process for the user resulting in fewer falls and injuries. The use of the Bucket Retainer provides a means for securing a 5-gallon bucket during mixing operations in a manner which is quick and easy.