Rain Barrels
After picking up 5 cheap 55 gallon barrels it was time to put my new gutters to use. My goal was to create a modular barrel system that was firs…
posted by Tocsin on Nov 24, 2007
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Rain Barrels
Making rain barrel systems was a blast. A few mistakes down the way, but all in all it came out to be a great addition to my yard. Took all the id…
posted by runnoutt on Jul 13, 2009
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Rain Barrels
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posted by The Oxcart on Aug 18, 2013
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posted by ivyrose on Aug 19, 2013
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Multiple Rain Barrels
NC has mega droughts, and even though it is beginning to look better, I can't help but fear the worst. So I calmed my fears by making this collecti…
posted by Bardouv on May 26, 2009
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Rain barrel on the cheap
This is a rain-catch barrel I made out of stuff I had and I plan to use it to water my garden.
posted by Twofinger on Mar 29, 2014
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Rustic Rain Barrel
After I finished my picnic table, I felt like there was just something missing.  After some casual conversation with the family, my dad thought it'…
posted by brassmnkys on Aug 27, 2011
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Tandem Rain Barrels
The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate how you can have two rain barrels where the first rain barrel overflows into the second one once it …
posted by rhackenb on Apr 29, 2010
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Rain Barrel Enhancement
Rain barrels are a way to collect rainwater runoff from roofs and reduce environmental problems associated with stormwater runoff.  They are pretty…
posted by tmort on Apr 8, 2012
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High Volume Rain Barrel
My wife and I purchased an esthetically pleasing rain barrel for the front yard. After experiencing the benefits there I began looking to build my…
posted by thebigbarn on Sep 30, 2009
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Roughneck Rain Barrel
This afternoon I went to the hardware store, spent $38.22, and came out with everything I needed to make a Roughneck Rain Barrel. My plan is to use…
posted by DonnieDillon on May 17, 2010
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Double rain barrel system
In this instructable i'm not going to give any instructions. Because you probably don't use the same materials and because the dimensions are diffe…
posted by johnny13 on Jul 27, 2013
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Easy Rain Barrel
Do you have an extra 55 gallon barrel sitting in the basement? Maybe it's time to start conserving water by making a rain barrel to use to water y…
posted by cromdaddy on Mar 27, 2009
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Backyard Rain Barrel
Acquiring or creating a rain barrel is a really great way to capture water for your garden project. I really enjoy and prefer watering my garden wi…
posted by falling_stone on Sep 29, 2011
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Rain Barrel Project
This Instructable will be an overview of how to setup your own rain barrels. This may not show 100% step by step since I've found their is a great …
posted by oddie1212 on Jul 26, 2008
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Milk Jug Rain Barrel
  My Dad recently bought a rain barrel so the water running through our gutters would water our garden and not run into the sewer.  It seems like…
posted by DoctorDv on Sep 4, 2012
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(Another) Easy Rain Barrel
Everyone knows there are a lot of different rain barrel designs on this site. To be honest, most of them are much better thought out and effective …
posted by Sunkicked on May 12, 2009
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Opening rain barrels
The majority of rain barrels that I see people using are the Blue ones you see in the thumbnail. These have a special cap that I have found tricky …
posted by oud25 on Sep 7, 2014
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Rain Barrel Stand and Installation
The purpose of a rain barrel is to catch rainwater from a downspout and store it for future use. The United States Environmental Protection Agency …
posted by mtairymd on Apr 19, 2015
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Garden Rain Barrels
There are endless reasons for gardening and people in almost every setting are planting all manor of growing things. With water being as precious a…
posted by zazenergy on Aug 18, 2010
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DIY Rain Barrel System
Here is a rain barrel system we built for rainwater collection. This is part of an urban homesteading project in a friend's backyard in Brooklyn, N…
posted by GardenFork on May 23, 2014
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Rain Barrel and Diverter
After acquiring a couple of food-grade chemical barrels for free, I wanted to create a rain barrel with a diverter. However, all of the diverters, …
posted by thelers on May 16, 2011
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Rain barrel bulkhead fitting
For open top or sealed top barrels with at least a 2 inch bung hole. Installation for open and sealed barrels (with 2" bung holes) This is how t…
posted by Stavros! on Feb 10, 2015
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DIY Rain Barrel
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posted by Danger is my middle name on Jun 16, 2013
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Rain barrel spigot
So I bought these wonderful plastic barrels to make rain barrels out of. I got them at Restore (habitat for humanity). I over looked them for sev…
posted by ferralll on Jul 3, 2014
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Condensation Reclimation Rain Barrel.
Greetings everyone! After a long time lurking, this is my first Instructable, so be nice as I try to figure this out! :) Okay, the Idea here is …
posted by Beergnome on Jun 6, 2011
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Rain Barrel Lawn Sprinkler
So, you live in a townhouse with a small front lawn. It never seems to get the water it needs to "keep up with the Jones who are retired and have a…
posted by nbonine on Aug 9, 2011
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Gutterless Rain Barrel - a "Drain Barrel"
I wanted to share instructions on how to build a "drain barrel" for those of you who may not have gutters on your house.  This project is most usef…
posted by meralgia on Apr 2, 2010
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Converting Wine Barrels to Rain Harvest Barrels
Hello from Sonoma County, California! Since we live in wine country, and wanted to install a rain water harvesting system to downspouts in several…
posted by reginaann on Apr 29, 2016
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Rain Barrel and Chicken Trough Waterer
I wanted to keep my chicken coop off the grid as much as possible so I started with the watering system. I needed save space so I thought a trough…
posted by erich_870 on Jun 28, 2013
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Serial-Style Rain Barrels
Here in Texas, we don't tend to get a whole lot of rain. I can't help but think that it's always so much of a waste to see rain flow away and not …
posted by austinmonster on Jun 20, 2015
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How to Build a Rain Barrel
I love my rain barrels. I have 4 barrels setup around the house. After many changes, I settled on this rain barrel design. It is well designed and …
posted by AtlantaRainBarrels on Feb 15, 2009
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Rainwater harvesting: Rain Barrel DIY
Rain water collection. Nature's most fundamentally important resource for human habitation -- the earth purifies it from all sorts of sources throu…
posted by GeeDeeKay on Jul 19, 2012
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Simple, Inexpensive Rain Barrel Build
Using municipal water to keep your garden and or landscaping properly hydrated is at best inefficient.  The weather is unpredictable; so many peopl…
posted by ahimsaproject on Feb 16, 2013
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Recycled Pallet Rain Barrel Stand
The city we live in is under year round water restrictions, so having a rain water collection system helps keep the garden growing while reducing s…
posted by MidnightMaker on Jun 6, 2013
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DIY Rain Barrel - sized for an apartment
A simple step by step guide by @chriselsasser. ** Before starting you can check your local rain-water collection regulations at http://www.enlight…
posted by chriselsasser on May 18, 2015
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The best RAIN BARREL for less than $15, and where to find a barrel
I have researched many rain barrel plans out there and I believe that mine is one of the most adaptable, effective, simple to make, and cheapest ou…
posted by stylnpzzalvr on Jan 19, 2011
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How to Make a Rain Barrel From a Pickle Barrel
A diligent man works for the future. A lazy man creates work for the future." A statement like this could be applied to the environment. It is imp…
posted by rainbarrelmaker on Apr 24, 2013
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Heavy Duty 275 Gallon RAIN BARREL
My wife asked for a rain barrel for her flowers. Our water bill has added up again and again, so I started checking craigslist for possiblities. As…
posted by Buildingabetterworld on Aug 8, 2012
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Need Free Water? Build a Rain Barrel
For the price of a 55 gallon plastic barrel (sometimes free), and about $10 in parts, you can build your own rainwater collection system. Water is…
posted by McSensei on Aug 16, 2007
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Collect rain water with a wine barrel
I think I read all instructables on this site about collecting rain water.Finally I've decided to build my own one with a wine barrel because I did…
posted by chouf on Jul 31, 2009
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Gravity feed rain barrel garden watering
A few years back I installed a rain barrel & water distribution system in my backyard and it's worked so well that I decided to build on that idea …
posted by mark11photography on Jun 17, 2013
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Outdoor Planters From Rain Barrels and Pallets
Outdoor Planters from Rain Barrels and Pallets- I wanted a durable, deep, and urban chic way to grow hops in my little concrete backyard in Philly.…
posted by amarianni on Mar 3, 2016
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rain water barrel bulk head install
I looked everywhere for how to install a bulk head on a rain barrel that has an attached lid that cannot be removed, but could not find any solutio…
posted by Kk4yvx on Mar 24, 2016
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Rain barrel waterer using a float valve
I have 21 chickens and seven goats that drink a lot of water on summer days.  During the day the chickens run loose with the goats and they all dri…
posted by rhackenb on Aug 19, 2013
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Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels
Welcome to Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels: projects to get you off the grid, a collection of awesome do-it-yourself projects from In…
posted by scoochmaroo on Sep 8, 2011
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Convert rain barrels to fish tanks for aquaponics
Have you been reading about aquaponics but don't know where to start?  Well, I have.  So, when my girls caught some tiny trout at a fishing derby I…
posted by marc.cryan on May 18, 2012
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Rain Harvest Sediment Filter and Barrel Storage
We have a well pump that irrigates our 1/2 acre property from a ready supply of the San Joaquin River. I would never want to drink this water, but…
posted by atufft on Apr 8, 2009
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55 gallon barrel dry well
I had a section of my backyard that turned into a river during heavy rain. Then the water pooled for a while less than 10 feet from my house and fi…
posted by missplumeau on May 10, 2009
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Elevated Dual Barrel Rainwater Collection System
  Acquire the barrels I shopped Craigslist and got lucky - found a guy that lived close to me who liberated them from his workplace - $15 each. …
posted by J-Po on May 3, 2010
views: 12,016comments: 14