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Old 08-29-2016, 04:33 PM
RealityChuck RealityChuck is offline
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You can pour out liquid from any angle with a round bucket and hit what you're pouring into. You need to adjust a square bucket to be accurate.

And of course, in the beginning it was easier to make a round one watertight.
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