Instructables: exploring - workshop - water - rain - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:22:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bury your Gutter Downspouts http://www.instructables.com/id/Bury-your-Gutter-Downspouts/
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By: ndretka

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:53:22 PDT
Plastic bottle rainwater down pipe with filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-bottle-rainwater-down-pipe-with-filter/
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By: Wombling

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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 06:07:38 PDT
Gravity feed rain barrel garden watering http://www.instructables.com/id/Gravity-feed-rain-barrel-garden-watering/
Gravity feed rain barrel garden watering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/78GC/HHS9D50Y/FWA78GCHHS9D50Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/78GC/HHS9D50Y/FWA78GCHHS9D50Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/78GC/HHS9D50Y/FWA78GCHHS9D50Y.SMALL.jpg mark11photography 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 and install one on the front/side of the house. The first step is to decide where you're going to position your rain barrel(s). Luckily, I had a spot nex...
By: mark11photography

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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:57:35 PDT
How to Build a 6000 gallon Water Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-6000-gallon-Water-Tank/
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:47:59 PST
DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-275-Gallon-Rainwater-Collection/
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By: bennelson

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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:35:00 PDT
Simple garden sprinkler with pressure booster home made. http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-garden-sprinkler-with-pressure-booster-home/
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By: torx

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Wed, 16 May 2012 16:34:31 PDT
Backyard Rain Barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Rain-Barrel/
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By: falling_stone

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Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:21:07 PDT
Rainwater collection & distribution system http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainwater-collection-amp-distribution-system/
Rainwater collection & distribution system - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/FFRL/FU6LTFWR/FWKFFRLFU6LTFWR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/FFRL/FU6LTFWR/FWKFFRLFU6LTFWR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/FFRL/FU6LTFWR/FWKFFRLFU6LTFWR.SMALL.jpg mark11photography This is a custom system I designed to collect the rainwater coming off my roof and have both the ability to store the water and distribute it without attaching any temporary piping. My apologies in advance that I don't have pictures showing the step by step construction - I only discovered this site...
By: mark11photography

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Sat, 2 May 2009 19:44:45 PDT
High Volume Rain Barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Volume-Rain-Barrel/
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By: thebigbarn

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Wed, 30 Sep 2009 10:09:26 PDT
Roughneck Rain Barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Roughneck-Rain-Barrel/
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Mon, 17 May 2010 18:10:45 PDT
How to build a rain water collector http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-rain-water-collector/
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By: iPodGuy

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Wed, 10 Oct 2007 08:10:32 PDT
Collect rain water with a wine barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Collect-rain-water-with-a-wine-barrel/
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Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:10:20 PDT
Underground rainwater storage in an IBC with pumped supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Underground-rainwater-storage-in-an-IBC-with-pumpe/
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By: ed_sturdy

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Wed, 8 Oct 2008 11:25:07 PDT
Rain Barrel Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Barrel-Project/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2008 00:37:04 PDT
Rain Barrels http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Barrels/
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Sat, 24 Nov 2007 18:30:11 PST
Need Free Water? Build a Rain Barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Need-Free-Water%3f--Build-a-Rain-Barrel/
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By: McSensei

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Thu, 16 Aug 2007 14:05:09 PDT