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  • The best RAIN BARREL for less than $15, and where to find a barrel

    Can you tell me why/if an old water heater isnt a good idea for a rain barrel or even several water heaters just lined up for the overflow? Old water heaters are an easy free find so that's what id LIKE to use, plus for me at least it seems obvious to use it.However, there doesn't seem to be much info or pix from folks who converted one into a rain barrel. Tons of water heaters repurposed into stoves and grills, ect- but not for containing water. Which means either its SUCH a simple idea that no one sees the point in showing it off OR that i must not be thinking of something that makes it a terrible idea. I have 7- SEVEN!- water heaters lined up for either scrap/disposal, (which goes against my rule of teusung EVERYTHING at least once before getting rid of it) or i have a potential ...see more »Can you tell me why/if an old water heater isnt a good idea for a rain barrel or even several water heaters just lined up for the overflow? Old water heaters are an easy free find so that's what id LIKE to use, plus for me at least it seems obvious to use it.However, there doesn't seem to be much info or pix from folks who converted one into a rain barrel. Tons of water heaters repurposed into stoves and grills, ect- but not for containing water. Which means either its SUCH a simple idea that no one sees the point in showing it off OR that i must not be thinking of something that makes it a terrible idea. I have 7- SEVEN!- water heaters lined up for either scrap/disposal, (which goes against my rule of teusung EVERYTHING at least once before getting rid of it) or i have a potential rain collecting system on hand. I already have a cool grill and firepit made from upcycled materials so im really hoping i can use these for watering my flowers for my backyard nursery. (And possibly for an outdoor shower- nothing fancy, just to cool off when it gets to hot and to let water rinse off the dirt before i go inside).Any advice or words of wisdom?

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