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I shopped Craigslist and got lucky - found a guy that lived close to me who liberated them from his workplace - $15 each. One had peaches the other ap...
Since these were "closed lid" barrels I decided to go with an upside down setup for several reasons. My thinking was that I just didn't trust the thic...
The barrels measure 23" around so a precut 2' X 4' of pressure treated 3/4" plywood was used as the base with 8 2-1/2" 4 X 4's scattered around undern...
I removed about 5' of the existing downspout and reconfigured the angle with a new piece to aim it toward the barrel instead. I then used a piece of ...
The cotter pins, wire, & wire tie hold the flex tube into the mouth of the filter - in case a heavy ran might try and disloge it from the filter due t...
The filter is compised of a gutter-to-PVC 4" converter into the green 4" diffuser which is actually upside down in this application so I am using it a...
A 4-1/2" hole saw and a little pneumatic grinding opened up a hole for a nice snug fit around the PVC adapter and the squared corners keep it from fa...
The 3/4" PVC piping pulls double duty - 1) it transfers water between barrels (as the left one fills the right one seeks the same level) (Assuming bot...
Again double duty - The vent pushes air out when filling (the second (right) barrel) & lets air in for a better head when draining. In order to get t...
There is a few second delay on the barrel equalization so you need to place the overflow on the first fill barrel (left) not the second or you will ha...
In the case of a heavy rain you have to plan for a situation that you fill the barrels to capacity. Note the 1" overflow hose which should be able to ...
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I live in Riverside, CA and here is my rain water collection, I just made a simple one for my wife water the flowers, the barrels bought from Kahoot pet stores, 1/2 PVC hose and fitting bought from local Home Depot, note: the valves just in case for repair leaking.
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